Monday, May 16, 2011
You know, when I was reading in STUNTMAN! about Hal Needham tossing his friend's solid gold lighter out the window of a speeding car as a joke, I was reminded of this passage from Dean Faulkner Wells's memoir EVERY DAY BY THE SUN: "He finished LIGHT IN AUGUST in early spring. Family lore has it that his relationship with Estelle had deteriorated so badly that one afternoon as he drove with her to the square, she threw his just-completed manuscript out the car window. He parked at the curbside and went about methodically picking up the invaluable sheets of paper. Estelle did not help him."