Friday, March 07, 2014


Can't seem to get anyone interested in the fact that Vera Caspary - author of LAURA - wrote the story on which the Bob Hope movie BACHELOR IN PARADISE was based... but trust me, that's weird! And so very interesting! TRUST ME! Also noticed as I was idly rewatching the beginning of that film last night that the assistant director was Erich von Stroheim. "Not THE Erich von Stroheim (pictured)!" I screamed in the abyss of my solitude. I seemed to recall that von Stroheim had a son who also did a little directing. And sure enough, a quick check confirmed that the real Erich von Stroheim had been dead for a few years by the time BACHELOR IN PARADISE came out, so at least he had that going for him.