Actually I don't remember that scene as well as I thought. Trying to fight off Clint and act as if she was "being taken advantage of" or "victim of a rape" was really an act by Hill's character. She knew what she wanted and she got it.
Also it probably is likely that she ended up in Clint's movie and in Clint's arms between scenes due to her work in "El Condor". It's possible Lee invited Clint to see the movie as Lee was really juiced about that film. Lee was optimistic El Condor was going to be a huge hit...as big in the states as Good, Bad and Ugly or The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. It was shot in the usual place for Lee then, southern Spain around Almeria, but it is a US film shot in English with a well known director and the score was by another famous person in Hollywood. The film did do very big business in Spain, Italy and Germany but just so-so in the United States. I noticed it was to play in Charlotte, North C arolina two weeks before it's general released and..oh I hate to admit this..you will think I'm nuts...I drove all the way to Charlotte, North Carolina in the summer of 1970 to see this film the first night it played. I made up a fib to get off from work early and to be late the next day. Man is that being a Lee Van Cleef nut or what?
Also the scene with Marianna Hill taking off all her clothes and you can see a full frontal shot of her from head to toe with NOTHING covered... was a complete surprise. I didn't expect anything like that in a Lee Van Cleef film. I was just getting ready to run to the lobby for another Coke when that scene began and I decided to wait. After seeing that, I had to wait about 15 minutes to go get another Coke. It would have been embarrassing to stand up and walk to the lobby like that. HINT HINT.
When High Plains Drifter came out, I went to see that first run and noticed Hill was in that too and it was just a couple of years later. I thought "I bet Clint saw her naked in High Plains Drifter and that frontal nude work is what got her into this film, NOT her acting". And just a couple of weeks later I read that rumor. And it made a strong indication that Clint was working his front line MOJO on her during the shoot.
Yeah you are right. Word got around that Clint was a big time player in the 60's and 70's and his then wife tried to ignore it but I've read that it bothered her. I think Clint finally left her for an actress that he used in his films often (Sondra Locke)... then after several years of her being his main squeeze, he suddenly dropped her like she was a snapping turtle. And she was shocked that Clint walked so completely as he did. I mean Clint cut her off from his entire life. WHAM!!!
Yeah Clint carved a rather large number of notches on his six shooter back then and no doubt Marianna Hill was one of them. But I doubt his notches carved would match the kind of numbers of different lovers that Mamie Van Doren, Yvonne De Carlo, Mariette Hartley and Shelly Winters SCORED..no pun intended.
I use to see Hartley on those camera commericals with James Garner and like Julie Andrews, she had such a conservative and family values vibe coming off her. Then when I found out about her confession in her book that she had slept with over 500 different men in Hollywood I thought "Man now that is a hot babe!!" But she didn't look like the type. It was as surprising as when I found out Raymond Burr was gay! Mamie Van Doren DID look like a hot babe who got a lot of different men and so her "head" count wasn't surprising. I even like knowing that about Mamie as it was a confrimation of what I thought.
I was watching my DVD of El Condor just now and I USUALLY FAST FOWARD PAST THE NUDE SCENE IN THAT FILM WHERE MARIANNA HILL TAKES OFF HER CLOTHES AND IS COMPLETELY NAKED IN FRONTAL, SIDE AND READ... more
Hi Bob-- I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Clint put the moves on Marianna Hill. She was a very good looking woman back then; I haven't seen any recent pictures of her, and I think she's been... more
From what I've read about such filming, nude scenes aren't usually "open" to viewing and I would've expected that to hold true back then even more than now. Only cast members and required personnel... more
You know I would imagine Marianna Hill was the kind of girl (my kind of girl:-) who didn't give a damn if anybody watched. Heck they are all going to see it on the screen anyway. But I bet Lee chose... more
I just got to wondering, if Marianna Hill had a score card like Mamie, Shelly and Yvonne. Hmmmmmm! And even IF you were in existance in 1934 Bob, the only thing Bette would have wanted to do is... more
I'm with Bette Davis in the 1930's, Teresa Wright (doesn't she look lovely in the last scene of "The Best Years Of Our Lives" in 1946) in the 1940's and Mamie Van Doren in the 1950's. That is what it ... more
I didn't exist during a good number of those years either I must admit. Just as you didn't exist in 1965 when Lee kicked the door down in that hotel room and suddenly sees the "TUB LADY". Kelly... more
Where is Doc Brown and his Delorian when you need him, huh? I just looked up "The best years of our lives" and I will absolutely check it out. I really love the 1940's, and enjoy WWII movies. It... more
dressed in the 1940's. Virginia Mayo is looks hot in "The Best Years of Our Lives". But my favorite is Teresa Wright. She is so lovely to me. And I'm a huge Dana Andrews fan. I just really enjoy... more
I have it on DVD. I love it! My favorite characters are Homer and Wilma. This was such a bittersweet story line. But I do love the entire thing. Hoagy Carmichael is such a cool dude in this too. I... more
My favortie is a 1940 film called "Balls of Fire" staring Miss Stanwyck, Gary Cooper and Dana Andrews in one of his first roles. Laura with Gene Tierney (who was such a lovely young lady with this... more
I love your candid perspective about you torch for Clint Eastwood. I tend to carry my torch for Lee pretty high myself as do the other ladies here on the BadNet. I must say also that I, for one,... more
Alanna. Clinton Eastwood, Jr during the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and maybe today?:-) had an UNUSUAL STRONG APPETITE FOR SEX AND WOMEN!!! And I want to be one of them. Even NOW:=) Clint's critics and... more
Clint's a male version of Mamie Van Doren!! Yvonne De Carlo!! Shelly Winters!! :-) I may be wrong but I don't think Lee got around like those did. Sue asked Mamie on her website about Lee and Mamie... more
to your last comment ;-) And Clint has certainly aged well. My husband got me a framed autographed photo of Clint for our wedding anniversary, so he's not jealous either and understands it's all in... more
Indeed. Bob O thinks May O had crazy sexy legs. And he said he has seen Virginia in about 20 films and there is always a scene or two where the show off her legs and great physical features. Even in... more
I posted that last message before I got ready. Didn't get to type ya what I was going to say (type). That is a new Virginia Mayo pic for me. Thank you so much as I will put that one in my computer... more
Yes I'm a Virginia Mayo fan and love her looks and long sexy legs. I watch a movie on TV if she is in it just to see her. I don't care what the movie is. I'll watch it IF Vriginia is in it. She is a... more
when I just took him another rum and Coke that he visted your Blog and it was just like he thought is would be except BETTER!! He especially enjoyed the Clint Eastwood page and the Marilyn Monroe... more
rrrawr! Cougar indeed! Good for Barbara. Tell him I'm glad he enjoyed it! I'm working on getting some more Lee on there, promise! It's just much harder to find pictures and things of him to post than ... more
Several pictures of him there and have you seen the episode of "My Mother the Car"? There is THE shower scene with Lee Van Cleef that the girls here really like. You can access that episode on Lee's... more
Hi Alanna-- I, too, read that from Lee's words. That's one particular quirk I really like about Lee: he has a hip, but subtle way of revealing otherwise risque ideas. I think this rings true because... more
Rpyal Dano was a terriffic actor. I remember seeing him as the guest of honor at the Rose Bowl Parade one year. Also he could look very much like President Lincoln. The only Royal/Lee Van Cleef... more
Hi Bob-- Yes! Lee & Royal were the highlights to a fairly ordinarily oater in TRIBUTE TO A BAD MAN. It's too bad they only had about two scenes in the film. Yes, Royal played timid men in both THE... more
Hi Alanna-- I could totally see that, but I'd also suggest him in the part of either the sheriff who rolls out the Wanted Poster of Tuco ("Recognize this man? Yeah! It's You!"), or as one of the men... more
would have served Dano better. There was a little more dialogue and the part was a bit bigger. I wouldn't want Royal Dano to have what would have amounted to a cameo/walk-on part. He was a much more... more
One other thought crossed my mind--I do like the idea of Royal Dano in a Leone Western. I would have liked to have seen Royal in FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE as one of El Indio's crew members. Think about... more
Then be sure to check it out--it's one of Coop's best roles, and aside from Royal, the great Robert J. Wilke plays an LVC-esque heavy, especially in the final showdown. You won't be disappointed.... more
I forgot to write this in my previous post, but I'm sure you probably observed this. There are so many terrific character actors, but Royal Dano is one of my all-time favorites. When an actor can... more
and we know Robert J. Wilkie as one of the three gunmen waiting for Ian MacDonald to get off the train in High Noon. Then the four of them go gunning for Gary Cooper. The other two were Sheb (The... more
Hi Bob-- Hehe...I would know the end of the world is upon us if you didn't know Robert J. Wilke and the LVC connection! ;) I loved Gary Cooper in MAN OF THE WEST, but just like in HIGH NOON, the... more
left hand position in this picture is a give away that they had become VERY cozy don't ya think? Probably took 5 minutes to get that cozy after they met if some of those stories about Clint back in... more
Yeah I read everything I could get my hands one in 1970 about Marianne Hill. Too bad no internet back then. Heck no DVD or VHS then either. I had to spend half a weeks pay and see El Condor 29 times... more
I think El Condor is free On Demand right now, so I think that's the next one I'll watch. Now I know they'll be something in there for the hubby :-) From what I'm hearing/reading Lee seems like he... more
Last time a got this kind of attention on the board was when Kathy Mills send me a picture of Mamie Van Doren from 1958 lying across a bed looking so sexy and with eyes that said "come to me. I want... more
Actually I was just joking about sending a picture of me to Playgirl. But Burt Reynolds did do a (I think it was their first) nude foldout spread and it sold over a million copies. This magazine was... more
As somebody mentioned, Callie (MH) goes out of her way to bump into The Stranger, and I love what he says to her: "There's no need for that. If you want to get acquainted, why don't you just say so?" ... more
Of course it was an act, but Callie was a sly fox. You saw that the instant she strode towards Clint, determined to make physical contact. "You know what you are? Just trash!" Right Callie--that's... more
It's interesting—you and bobO have very different opinions on that scene. I think it's left up to the viewer to decide whether or not what happens in the barn is or is not solicited. I think it walks ... more
it is distrubing to me too. I'm being serious. Movies that depict awful violence such as "In Cold Blood" and we have innocent people shot and murdered and women raped is most disturbing to me. There... more
But like in the movie Goldfinger where James Bond (Sean Connery) forces himself on Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), Marianna Hill does the same. She tried to stop Clint and pounds and beats and it is... more
Medium Cool which was released in 1969. And if you Google Marianna Hill or Medium Cool/Marianna Hill or El Condor/Marianna Hill you will see several sites where MEN have the Ms. Hill nude scenes... more
Hey Cheryllynn. I'm so happy that you made it back to better health and are back with us. I had often wondered and actually worried about you as I considered you a great friend and a wonderfully... more