Incredible day on Thursday, culminating in a screening of The Third Man (which I had never seen on the big screen, the way it is supposed to be seen). Best of all: Angela Allen attended as a guest: she was the script supervisor on The Third Man when she was 19 years old. She has got to be 90 now, 91? And she was spry, sharp as a tack, funny. And seriously: IMDB her to see her list of credits. She told stories about working on The African Queen: She “doubled for Katie” in a couple of scenes (Katie!!) and she also said at one point, “Katie and Bogie” and Mitchell and I just looked at each other.
She is our living history. She has worked in cinema for, what, 65 years? It was an honor to listen to her talk. We need to celebrate these people while they are still with us.
Mitchell took a picture of her at the opening night reception.
You can read Brian’s full report of Day 2.