"[Robert Mitchum] loved wine and he particularly loved cheese, cheese of all kinds he was eager to try. And while we were shooting [Foreign Intrigue, 1956], his thirty-eighth birthday came up. I told everybody on the set not to say a word, not to say ‘Happy Birthday.’ So we went through the whole day shooting and nobody said a thing to acknowledge it. And he was in his dressing room, taking off his makeup and cleaning up, and then I came in and told him I wanted to show him tomorrow’s set. And we went out and everyone was there to yell ‘Happy Birthday,’ and we had the whole place covered with barrels of wine and giant wheels of cheese, about thirty-six different kinds of cheese. And that was the only time I ever saw him get emotional.”

For the rest of his stay in Europe Mitchum would provoke the wrath of hotel keepers and gagging chambermaids, not to mention family members, as he gorged on great slabs of Roquefort and Gorgonzola and Brie and left unwrapped, unrefrigerated portions behind under the beds and in dresser drawers. ‘I remember, he talked a lot about cheese,’ said Harry Schein, the Swedish theater director and husband of Ingrid Thulin. ‘He was crazy for cheese, that man.’ // Baby, I Don’t Care by Lee Server

  1. murielblandings reblogged this from maryhartleys
  2. maryhartleys reblogged this from deforest
  3. mendenlama reblogged this from donadrake
  4. myrnasloy reblogged this from haroldlloyds
  5. trxfreely reblogged this from salesonfilm
  6. spottie-dottie reblogged this from haroldlloyds
  7. prof-dr-reimann reblogged this from haroldlloyds
  8. thedogsbody reblogged this from haroldlloyds
  9. hubertdehippie reblogged this from lars134
  10. startrekbeauty84 reblogged this from haroldlloyds
  11. natthebuddhist reblogged this from haroldlloyds
  12. paidsister reblogged this from haroldlloyds and added:
    oh my god man of my dreamz
  13. haroldlloyds reblogged this from lars134
  14. andquitefrankly reblogged this from lars134
  15. lars134 reblogged this from pennycarrol
  16. pennycarrol reblogged this from salesonfilm
  17. tvsfrankswildyears reblogged this from salesonfilm
  18. hiddlestunes reblogged this from salesonfilm
  19. dallasfitzpatrick reblogged this from salesonfilm
  20. thesoundofthethunder reblogged this from salesonfilm