The pic of the day (click for the embiggening) is from Curtis Harrington‘s What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971). It’s the Depression, and Tim is a down-and-out tramp hitting up glamorous Debbie Reynolds for a cup of coffee, a sandwich, anything – it’s tough out there!
Harrington, who later directed him in the Baretta episode “Set Up City,” had this to say about him in an interview with Penny Blood magazine: “When I first met Timothy, I was terrified of him. I couldn’t imagine that I’d ever work with him. But he knew who I was. One day I ran into him on the Fox lot and he hugged me and said: ‘Oh Curtis, you are the greatest, man! You’re the best!’ I realized that he really liked me and I had nothing to fear. (Laughs) So I took him into my heart.”
I think we all have.
Oh, what a nice story : )
Isn’t it great? I always have to giggle when I hear about people being scared of him when they met him. What?? He’s like a big ol’ teddy bear to me…