(2/1/38-2/12/38) Stage Appeared in Robert E. Sherwood's play, "Idiot's Delight," at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA with Don Starr, Robert Preston Meservey (Harry Van); Max Showalter and Gwen Horn Wilson in the cast. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. Hale McKeen was director. Edward Stevenson was art director.
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Did You Know?
Cecil B. DeMille
, the producer-director of Samson and Delilah
(1949), always saw all of Hollywood to find the best people for his spectaculars. So when I got the call, I wasn't all that anxious to come in for the interview from Laguna, where I was living then. I thought, "Well he's seeing everyone and now it's my turn." Meeting him in his office at Paramount, I found that he had an extensive ...
(1956) he played perhaps the only title character in the movies to be flogged to death.
Making use of his powerful physique, he became associated with "beefcake" scenes involving bondage and torture. In "Samson and Delilah" (1949) he was blinded and forced to turn a gristmill. In "The Robe" (1953) he suffered while stretched out on a torture-table inside a Roman dungeon. In "Zarak" (1957) he endured two separate floggings. In "Timbuktu" (1959) he found himself staked out, ...
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