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March 2, 1948 [Aug. 31st, 2005|07:19 pm]
Classic Stars


I'm so exhausted. Not only from last night which I spent with great friends: Tony, Fred & Phyl, Gene & Betsy, Greg & Greta, mom, my brother and his fiancee (he asked her on New Year's Eve, and this was their engagement party), and so many more. Starting the year off right, we're filming On An Island With You in a few weeks which will once again put me in the company of Esther Williams and Ricadro Montalban whom I acted with in Fiesta last year in Mexico. For this picture we're going to Key Biscayne in Florida - the film takes place in Hawaii. (Go figure...)
Jimmy Durante, Xavier Cugat, and Peter Lawford are rounding out this cast. The plot is, of course, nothing incredible - Easther plays Rosalind Reynolds, a swimming movie star (hmm, that's original...) who goes to Hawaii to make a film, taking along her fiance, Ricardo Montez (played by Ricardo, naturally). I play Yvonne Torro, Rosalind's best friend who secretly wants Ricardo for herself because she's in love with him. I'll be the brunette dancing in the front with a tall Mexican man - just so you know when to look for me ;)
Peter Lawford is playing the male lead; there's gossip on the lot about he and Lana Turner ... but that's beside the point of this entry I'm afraid. His character is an ex-pilot named Lawrence Kingsley who kidnaps Rosalind (so to speak) and takes her to a remote island so she will fall in love with him. It's all about how Esther and Peter, Ricardo and I will sort everything out so we end up together.
See? Not much to it.
They got us together for promotional shoots as soon as the costumes were made up. Here's the photos, folks:
durante lawford williams charisse montalban cugat
Jimmy, Peter, Esther, me, Ricardo, Xavier

durante lawford williams charisse montalban cugat
same order



montalban charisse
Ricard & I

and just for fun - here's Esther in full matador outfit from Fiesta