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Subject: Re: LAura, Leland
From: conrad@brahms.udel.edu (Jon Conrad)
Date: 1991-04-12, 14:18
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1991Apr12.201907.21135@rice.edu> bdm@spacsun.rice.edu (Brian D. Moore) writes:
> >In article <10394@hub.ucsb.edu>, 6600powr@ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu (Linda J. Williamson) writes:
> >|> In article  bobg+@andrew.cmu.edu (Robert Steven Glickstein) writes:

> >|> Actually, it was just last night that I happened
> >|> across that little tidbit of info relating to a
> >|> Leland Palmer in "All That Jazz" as well.  "All That
> >|> Jazz" is one of my favorite films of all time
> >|> (incidentally, did y'all know it's a remake of the
> >|> Fellini film 8 1/2?).  

No I didn't, because it's not.  Or only in the generic sense that any
semi-autobiographical film about a director's travails is now going to
be compared to 8 1/2.  Now the stage musical NINE, that acknowledges its
debt to Fellini as a source.

> >|>Anyhow, I was playing the
> >|> soundtrack album last night, and I noticed Leland
> >|> Palmer on the credits.  I'm not sure who was who,
> >|> but I think that she is the actress that played Joe
> >|> Gideon's ex-wife in the film, not at all a minor
> >|> role.  

> >     No.  That was Ann Reinking, Bob Fosse's ex-wife (surprise).

Doubly wrong, sorry.  Joe Gideon's ex-wife (roughly corresponding to
Gwen Verdon in real life) WAS played by Leland Palmer, a dancer who had
appeared in Fosse's stage shows PIPPIN and (as a replacement) CHICAGO.
And Bob Fosse was NOT ever married to Ann Reinking, who plays his
current girlfriend in the movie.

Jon Alan Conrad


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