In the new issue of Interview magazine, there’s a Q&A with the late Dennis Hopper (done while he was alive, of course), talking about how Natalie Wood called him for a date after they had screen-tested together.
“”I’’d like to fuck you,” Natalie informed Hopper on the phone, “but I don’’t do anything. I just lay there.””
He was interested anyway.
When the scruffy actor went to pick up the ingenue, she directed them to a lover’s lane on a hill.
“And I started to go down on Natalie,” relates Hopper, “and she said, ‘Oh, you can’’t do that.’
“I said, ‘Why?’
“She said, ‘Because Nick [Ray] just fucked me!”
The ’50s were so innocent. Nowadays, that sort of thing wouldn’t be a problem.