Anyone else remember this short film? It made a strong impression upon me when I saw it in school. Bill Cosby riffs on prejudice by portraying a bigot, denigrating every conceivable group, including “niggers”, whites, women, children and the elderly.
I really liked this man. He was kind, had a mischievous sense of humor, with a generous compassionate heart. I will always treasure our numerous phone conversations–some lasting well over an hour. I’ll see you on the other side, Yale Summers.
According to the folks at the 1947 Project:
this May 1946 night time process shot through Downtown Los Angeles was filmed by Columbia for the Rita Hayworth vehicle Down to Earth. In the picture, the actress portrays the ancient Greek Muse Terpsichore, who visits 20th century America to torment the Broadway producer who dares put on a show portraying the muses as man-crazy sluts, and Terpsichore herself as “just an ordinary dame.”
Last Tuesday, I met Mary Jo Catlett, one of my favorite character actors, at the Actors Helping Actors fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s in West Hollywood. She recently appeared on Desperate Housewives. She’s a sweetheart! Many fans remember as Rosemary in John Waters’ classic dark comedy film Serial Mom.