I've praised Frank Langella's memoir, Dropped Names, several times, admiring its candor and insight--though I did note the weirdness of him writing about Anthony Perkins coming on to him without ever revealing whether the author bit the bait.
Langella's book serves up steaming truckloads of dish ab ... More >>
The full quote is:
"You know, she was a nymphomaniac. And I'm a premature ejaculator. Not a good matchup."
Yikes. It sounds even worse than the typical movie star pairing.
Laurence Olivier said that quote to Frank Langella when they worked on Dracula, as recounted in Langella's colorfully rivetin ... More >>
Frank Langella's insightful new book, Dropped Names, does just that, devoting a short chapter to each of the famous people he's encountered in his career.
I was most fascinated by the one on Tony Perkins, who visited Langella backstage after a 1960s play.
The Psycho star said people keep telling h ... More >>
No, it's not about NAMBLA. Shut up.
It's a 1961 Terence Rattigan play set in the Village in 1934, about a Ponzi schemer and all-around fraud who uses his son as a pawn against his gay financial opponent, whom he calls "that silly, pink-faced old fairy!"
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May 26, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 32
Village Voice 'Obie' Awards 1965-66
The Eleventh Annual Village Voice Off-Broadway Award were handed out on Saturday afternoon in a gala ceremony at the Village Gate. Anne Jackson, herself a previous "Obi ... More >>
In Richard Ledes' new suspenseful thriller, The Caller, legendary actors Frank Langella and Elliott Gould team up to tell the story of two men whose lives turn in strikingly different directions but whose common past brings them back together. Reached on the phone in California, Gould took some ti ... More >>