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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Carmen Jones (1954)

Dorothy Dandridge






Belafonte, Dandridge, Adams














w/ Brock Peters

Brock Peters encounter with Otto on the set of 'Carmen Jones' almost turned violent.  According to Peters, "He chewed me out in front of a lot of people, crew and cast and extras."  Brock lost his temper and he went for Otto.  Pearl Bailey and somebody else had to grab Peters.  






"Steamy"

One of my favorite scenes!



















Joe Adams, Dorothy and Harry

Joe Adams was yelled at through a megaphone by Otto on the set.  " Mr. Adams.  What exactly is it you call yourself doing? I've got a milkman that's a better actor than you." Adams controlled his rage and had this to say later about Preminger: " He was just as great to rave about you when you got it right." 

                                            Harry, Dorothy, Joe Adams































Harry, Robert Mitchum, Otto






According to Brock Peters, Otto really unleashed on Olga James 'Cindy Lou' on the set of 'Carmen Jones.  Otto brought her to tears.  









Dorothy got a bigger ovation at the Cannes (France) Film Festival than Oscar winner Grace Kelly, caused columnist Sheilah Graham to comment that Dandridge "seems to have what the French want."




Otto, directing















Otto bullied everyone on the set with the exception of Pearl Bailey.


For some time after Carmen Jones, Preminger continued his affair with Dandridge.  Vivian confirmed, "Otto was crazy about my sister.  He took charge of Dorothy's career, her business, and her persona, telling her how to dress, giving her suggestions on her nightclub act (including lighting), and proposing real-estate investments for her.  He followed her around the country, sometimes annoying her by showing up without notice at nightclub openings."

















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Dorothy Dandridge, Angel Face

Portrait in Black

Carmen Jones (1954)

Dorothy Dandridge






Belafonte, Dandridge, Adams














w/ Brock Peters

Brock Peters encounter with Otto on the set of 'Carmen Jones' almost turned violent.  According to Peters, "He chewed me out in front of a lot of people, crew and cast and extras."  Brock lost his temper and he went for Otto.  Pearl Bailey and somebody else had to grab Peters.  






"Steamy"

One of my favorite scenes!



















Joe Adams, Dorothy and Harry

Joe Adams was yelled at through a megaphone by Otto on the set.  " Mr. Adams.  What exactly is it you call yourself doing? I've got a milkman that's a better actor than you." Adams controlled his rage and had this to say later about Preminger: " He was just as great to rave about you when you got it right." 

                                            Harry, Dorothy, Joe Adams































Harry, Robert Mitchum, Otto






According to Brock Peters, Otto really unleashed on Olga James 'Cindy Lou' on the set of 'Carmen Jones.  Otto brought her to tears.  









Dorothy got a bigger ovation at the Cannes (France) Film Festival than Oscar winner Grace Kelly, caused columnist Sheilah Graham to comment that Dandridge "seems to have what the French want."




Otto, directing















Otto bullied everyone on the set with the exception of Pearl Bailey.


For some time after Carmen Jones, Preminger continued his affair with Dandridge.  Vivian confirmed, "Otto was crazy about my sister.  He took charge of Dorothy's career, her business, and her persona, telling her how to dress, giving her suggestions on her nightclub act (including lighting), and proposing real-estate investments for her.  He followed her around the country, sometimes annoying her by showing up without notice at nightclub openings."

















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