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STALAG 17

 

This must be Bill?s idea of a practical joke, Alan thought. He obviously fixed it with the ticket window. And why are these people pointing fingers at me? Like I was some sort of?informer, or something. I knew I should have gotten off at Sunset Boulevard. The Commandant was blustering about going, ?Ah So,? over and over again. Hmm, he must have a cold. Suddenly Bill Holden appeared with a look on his face that meant?

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RHUBARB

 

...without sugar...Wow, what a face. Silly fool, thought Alan, you never eat rhubarb without sugar. Holden came out of it and choked out the owrds "pie baking contest". He was trying to get Alan away...to Iowa, to the State Fair. That would be a real,change of pace. Perhaps the quiet of the country would be haling for him. As he got on the train, he observed a banner declaring IOWA OR BUST...Just the right amount of corniness he needed. Meanwhile in another part of the train, the plot was...

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

 

by comparison, where Roger Thornhill and Eve Kendall were sparring verbally with hushed innuendo in the dining car, an edgy air about their persons, and in direct contrast with Alan who was preparing for Iowa by learning how to pass out from boredom while remaining upright. Two plainclothesmen were rushing through his car and one of them caught Alan just as he was about to fall down, saying that they were looking...

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CAREFREE

 

But it was an act...they were actually in deadly earnest. They were chasing a woman in a Chinese kimono. She's only been seen from behind...the only thing they were sure of is she was tall. They were after her because of a murder in another section of the train. Alan's heart dropped...he knew it was the beautiful blonde...still after him., and willing to commit murder to be near him. What could he do, he wondered as....

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A WICKED WOMAN

 

on his trail is the last thing he needed just now, preparing for Iowa and all, and so he donned his Yves Saint Lauren 6-6926c designer sun glasses while glancing about furtively like they do in the movies, hoping against hope that the wayward blonde with the kimono would be?

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NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART

 

But no such luck...it was big blonde, and before he could make yet another getaway,she was sitting next to him in the dining car, right behind Cary and Eva. Perhaps he could interest her in a little menage with them, but the mere mention drove her to loud pronouncements of disdain. He was lost to her desires. He forgot about the rural retreat and followed her to her upper birth. Upper berth?, he thought. Then she....

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CHAINED

 

his arms behind his back so that he couldn?t move them at all. Was she going to push him and watch him fall helplessly below? Or perhaps do the deed with a knife?...God only knew?With unspeakable horror he watched as she put her hand in her pocket. She withdrew her hand slowly and took out---a photo album---yes, she wanted to show Alan the pictures she took last summer while visiting her mother in New Haven. Hardly able to breath, he looked at the first photo and said, "...

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DARLING HOW COULD YOU

 

She showed him a snapshot of a woman laid out in her coffin. Sure that he was in the presence of a madwoman, he asked her to see more pix, while he thought out what to do next. He tried to get her to go our for some drinks, but she didn't bite, so he suggested that he go, and she agreed. What a break he thought. He jumped into a lower berth and found himself lying next to....

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A WOMAN?S FACE

 

that belonged to Eve Kendall. Roger Thornhill was next to her and said, ?What th---.? Alfred Hitchcock yelled, ?Cut!!! The Blonde yelled from the upper birth, ?Hurry up with that drink, you knucklehead!? Alan, tired of being pushed around, jumped through a window of the moving train. He lost consciousness and when he revived he found himself?

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

 

He seemed to be on a ship, on which were many familliar people. A large man dressed in white was conducting some sort of inquisition, and Alan was the next one up. What is this all about?' he wondered, as the fat man began asking personal questions. What he did to make his life so miserable was no one's business...especially someone he's never even seen before...or had he?As the questioning wore on, he remembered that he was a screen extra...and that according to SEG rules he had no lines. Whe the fat man resumed questioning him, he remained mum, until someone yelled "cut". He withdrew and someone approached him with...

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THE BIG KNIFE

 

Presumably to do the cutting with, he thought with a laugh. No lines, okay, but that didn?t mean he couldn?t do a little slashing here and there. But then cinematic wavy lines, a twilight swirling state, bewildering mental processes made him realize that he was still between two worlds, the world of hanging on his honor and the world of selling out for a profit. SEG rules or no he was holding out for the truth even if he had to actually say something, yes actually speak a dreaded line to the fat person, the one in white with all the questions, and so with this in mind he wheeled around?

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AUNT SALLY

 

He finally found out the fat person's name...very strange, indeed, he thought. Whe the inquisition resumed, Alan became very verbose and at times, he had to be quieted by his fellow extras...who were in awa of his chutzpah. At any rate someone yelled "cut" again and everything went black. Such a bore being an extra, he thought...can't even knit it's so dark. When the lights went on again, Alan was almost...

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AUNT SALLY

 

He finally found out the fat person's name...very strange, indeed, he thought. Whe the inquisition resumed, Alan became very verbose and at times, he had to be quieted by his fellow extras...who were in awa of his chutzpah. At any rate someone yelled "cut" again and everything went black. Such a bore being an extra, he thought...can't even knit it's so dark. When the lights went on again, Alan was almost...

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OUTWARD BOUND

 

In mind and spirit, but not quite?yet be begin to regret his verbosity not only in view of SEG regulations but because the stakes were so high. After all, he was only an extra. The light hurt his eyes and as he struggled to open them he became exasperated and said to himself, if someone yells ?cut? one more time, I?m going?

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BLONDE CRAZY

 

He vowed he'd chase every blonde in the place...and once he caught them he would paint paisley designs on their bodies...then he would put them on display as living art...possibly at Laguna Beach. But that moment's fancy quickly dissipated when someone called "action". He was ready for action, but he wasn't clear about what kind of action they were calling for. He raced to the set and immediately....

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TWO WOMEN

 

espied and was relieved to see they were not blonde for a change. Enough of blondes, he thought. Yet he wondered the whereabouts of La Dame Blonde, his nemeses. But suddenly there she was! She was being questioned by the big guy and telling her life story. He imagined her in a paisley design but her words took precedence in his thoughts as he heard her say...

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MEN ARE NOT GODS

 

Well...that was a relief. At least she was realistic if not subtle. He began the scene with the brunettes and soon realized that they too, were blondes. They were wearing wigs for the role they were playing. Hollywood must be blonde central he thought as someone again, called "cut". Alone in the dark he felt a bit more relaxed when someone asked from the dark "interested in something stronger for relaxation?" As Alan turned to answer, he realized it was...

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ANNA KARENINA

 

...who was offering him a mug of Russian kvass. ?Not that strong really, but good. This stuff is a little low class for me, but I?ve come down in the world.? Alan was aghast to hear the voice of Miss Leigh. ?Are you on a cut too?? he asked. She said, ?Yes, I asked my husband for a divorce again?and he sneezed.? Alan thought, what interesting people you meet on cuts. If only it wasn?t so dark. Then another voice was heard, the...

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LITTLE MISS MARKER

 

Shirley was there, too, so they all gathered for a few snorts of Anna's Kvass. When "action" was called, no one arrived on set. A short search found them all asleep just out of camera view. The director, not known for his tolerance shouted "strike the set", told the group they were out of work, and left in a huff, for parts unknown. The sleepy friends repaired to Viv's place to,,,,,

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A SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER

 

?as they found Alexsei Alexsandrovich Karenin lying on the floor in Viv?s chambers. ?Hey,? said Vivien with alarm, ?This isn?t in the movie.? ?Maybe it?s a rewrite,? said Alan. Vivien groaned, more lines to remember. Little Shirley was singing a happy song in the other room, eerily incongruent with the scene. They drank more kvass (they needed it) and wondered what wouldh happen next. Then...

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A SLIGHT CASE OF MURDER

 

became more complex with the arrival of Sophie, with a case of Pearzofka in tow. They all had a drink before deciding what to do next. The booze had a strange aphrodesiac effect, and soon they were all in a disgraceful state of arrousal as if the locusts had descended. At that point, someone called "cut"'again. Were they on yet another set?, they wondered. Just then Anna Mae Wong arrived on set and demanded some of the...

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THE RETURN

 

?on her acting career that others could have but denied her because of her origins as well not having to look on while white actors were cast in Asian roles. She politely declined libations and observing the effect of all the gaiety coolly realized the apparent truth of what they were saying about ?that Karenina? woman. The voice of the director was suddenly heard calling out, ?Anna?!? But which one? The...

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FORTY LITTLE MOTHERS

 

Trouped in on cue, confusing the already dazed group. Where did these little moms come from and what scene were they to appear in? Soon they had their answer. They were in the remake of THE WIZARD OF OZ with all the characters played by females. Feminists, at it again, thought Alan. Aagain, out of work and without a plan, he and Anna the second took a walk throught the empty lots where great films had been created. They found themselves on Sunset Boulevard and decided to pay a visit to...

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PETER?S FRIENDS

 

?which was really stupid because they didn?t know who Peter?s friends were?in fact, they didn?t know Peter. They knocked on the door of this huge mansion and a balding man with sad eyes answered and said he hadn?t the foggiest idea about Peter?s friends but invited them in for a cooler. He introduced himself as Max and said he had only one friend left and that...

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SHE DONE HIM WRONG

 

Max regaled them with a sad story of poverty, sex, wealth and depravity (the general theme of his new cook book). The only one left in his life was a strange lady who had at one time been his wife. She was in a particularly wretched state on that particular day; her beloved pet, Max ll, had died unexpectedly, of a drug overdose and she was in a quandry as to whether to have a red or black coffin (good taste or abandon?..a question no one should have to face in the early morning). She swept down the staircase, and demanded to know...

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