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William Makepeace Thackeray
Appeared in "A King of Nowhere" on Broadway. Written by Jeanie Macpherson
(credited as "J. duRocher MacPherson") and L. duRocher MacPherson. Directed by Jessie Bonstelle
and Lou Tellegen
(also in cast). Maxine Elliott's Theatre (moved to The 39th Street Theatre from 27 Mar 1916-close): 20 Mar 1916-unknown (58 performances). ...
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The lens is the actor's best critic... showing his mind more clearly than on the stage. You can get wonderful cooperation out of the lens if you are true, but God help you if you are not. Pictures are much harder to do than the theater... You're at the mercy of the camera angles and the piecemeal technique.
Partially inspired the appearance of Jabba the Hut in the "Star Wars" series. When asked what the intergalactic gangster should look like by the designer, George Lucas
replied, "A big blob, a huge mass of matter." The designer immediately thought of Greenstreet in Casablanca
(1942). At one point during the production, a fez was placed on the final Jabba's head, to make him look like Greenstreet.
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