Last night I attended one of the best film panels at the LA Film Fest, sponsored by the LA Times and Dove Hair Care, that I have ever seen! The cast of characters included Jack Blackand screen legend and one of my fave actresses-the unforgettable and incomparable Shirley MacLaine. The panel, in support of the duo’s latest flick Bernie, was moderated by Leonard Maltin who did a pretty good job of keeping up with these two and their witty banter!
One of the best stories of the evening was Shirley explaining about the first time she met one of the most famous blonde bombshells:
“I’ll tell you a story: I came out of the first screening of The Apartment, and it was at some little screening room here in town. I left before the lights went up, and I walked out of the door and there, up against kind of a bar because they were serving food and drinks, was a woman — a blonde swathed in a white mink coat. I walked over to her just to talk, and she said [whispering], ‘You were so wonderful! Just brilliant!’ She opened up the coat and she had nothing on. Marilyn.
I was tweeting away their memorable quotes and anecdotes last night. My fingers could barely keep up!:
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After lunch because she was so terrified #lafilmfest
Shirley said that Marilyn Monroe suffered from extreme stage fright. She would get to the set at 6 am & not come out of dressing room until
Omg! Shirley MacLaine just did an impression of Jack Vlack as Nacho Libre ” I like to kick ass at night!” hilarious! #lafilmfest
Jack black ” I was wondering what it would feel like to be too thin.. When I see a cheeseburger, I just want to French it!” #lafilmfest
Shirley “if u ask me a memory abt every movie I’ve done I would say who I was in luv with & my weight b/c we r wrapped in narcissistic bs”
Dean Martin was a black jack dealer in the pit the night that Bugsy segal opened the flamingo in Vegas #lafilmfest
“The rat pack hated to rehearse and show people their tricks” Shirley says #lafilmfest
Shirley ” I did Ocean’s Eleven so I could get a car” #lafilmfest
Shirley ” jack is a really good actor… Not just tropic thunder bullshit!” love her!!! #lafilmfest
Marilyn Monroe flashed Shirley MacLaine at her first screening of the apartment #lafilmfest
Jack black just sang Let’s Get it on…Shirley said she got it on in the shower this AM! #lafilmfest 20 hours ago
Jack black got his start in an Atari pitfall game commercial at 13… He was popular at school for 2 days after! Ha! #lafilmfest
Hitchcock “hitch” told Shirley she had the “guts of a bank robber!” #lafilmfest
Hitchcock’s production manager discovered Shirley in the Pajama Game on broadway & put her in the movies! #lafilmfest
“I would live with my mom in between acting gigs until I got more money” jack black #lafilmfest
Jack Black ” I was excited abt being in Waterworld. It was supposed to be the Road Warrior of the Ocean!” #lafilmfest
Shirley was” named after Shirley Temple, but opposite b/c I a democrat!” #lafilmfest
Shirley just told Jack to stick the mic between his legs! #lafilmfest
I didn’t know Jack Black was from Hermosa! #lafilmfest
Just had a quick bite at katsuya & now sitting at a panel with Jack Black and my fave..Shirley MacLaine! Love her!!!!!
Shirley won the Oscar for her role of Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment in 1984. FYI-she beat out Meryl Streep and fellow Terms cast member Debra Winger who were all in the same category. I’m just sayin’!