Happy Birthday Marilyn!

Marilyn Monroe was born 89 years ago today. This is what Timothy had to say about her in a 1958 interview with columnist Mel Heimer.

Tim is working on three projects: (1) to out-dance Elvis Presley in Macy’s window, (2) to kidnap Marilyn Monroe (“with her permission, of course”), and (3) to steal an Oscar.

– Mel Heimer, My New York; Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Marilyn Monroe

Quote of the Week (Happy Mother’s Day!)

“I did a snake scene at a personal appearance in Hartford, Conn., and had trouble getting a girl to help. I mean, I didn’t want to get my mother for it… My mother wants me to be a priest.”

– From My New York by Mel Heimer, Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Timothy and his mother, Ida Agoglia Carey, from the work-in-progress documentary available at Absolute Films

Quote of the Week

Marilyn Monroe was born 88 years ago today. This is what Timothy had to say about her in a 1958 interview with columnist Mel Heimer.

Tim is working on three projects: (1) to out-dance Elvis Presley in Macy’s window, (2) to kidnap Marilyn Monroe (“with her permission, of course”), and (3) to steal an Oscar.

– Mel Heimer, My New York; Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Marilyn Monroe

Video of the Week: “Fear of High Places”

EDITOR’S NOTE 07/30/14: Another one gone with the wind. Sorry about that, folks.

And we’re back! I had a wonderful trip, but it sure is good to be home and back posting. So without further ado, here is our Video of the Week! It’s the premiere episode of The Name of the Game, “Fear of High Places”. It first aired on September 20, 1968. Timothy has a silent but quite interesting role as Jules Forel, enigmatic hit man.

Also appearing are series regulars Anthony Franciosa and Gene Barry, along with guest stars Robert Webber, Claudine Longet, Jeanne Crain, and even Zsa Zsa Gabor. Tim mentioned in his 1958 interview with Mel Heimer that one of his two snakes, a ten-foot python, was named Zsa Zsa. I wonder if he ever got a chance to tell her that. Anyway, this is a great time capsule of late ’60s television goodness. Enjoy!

Pic of the Day: “Paths of Glory” revisited

You know, it’s funny – it’s so enjoyable discovering Timothy’s lesser-known works, that the classics sometimes get short shrift. It’s been almost a year since Paths of Glory got its own dedicated Pic of the Day, so let’s rectify that right now. Here he is during the court-martial scene in what is perhaps his most famous role, that of the doomed Pvt. Maurice Ferol in Stanley Kubrick‘s masterpiece. Fellow prisoners Cpl. Philippe Paris (Ralph Meeker) and Pvt. Pierre Arnaud (Joe Turkel) can be seen sitting behind him.

Paths of Glory

“I’ve seen Paths of Glory 10 or 15 times,” Tim told columnist Mel Heimer in 1958. “I think I’m very good in it. I was oh, kind of subdued in it. I liked the scene where I killed the cockroach… Now Paths of Glory is a different kind of picture. It’s bold. You might say it’s brazen. Women get a spiritual cry out of it.”

Quote of the Week

“I did a snake scene at a personal appearance in Hartford, Conn., and had trouble getting a girl to help. I mean, I didn’t want to get my mother for it… My mother wants me to be a priest.

– From My New York by Mel Heimer, Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Timothy and his mother, Ida Agoglia Carey, from the work-in-progress documentary available at Absolute Films

A little late but no less heart-felt – Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! (I think I’m going to make this the default Mother’s Day post)

Quote of the Week

“I did a snake scene at a personal appearance in Hartford, Conn., and had trouble getting a girl to help. I mean, I didn’t want to get my mother for it… My mother wants me to be a priest.

– From My New York by Mel Heimer, Simpson’s Leader-Times, January 18, 1958

Timothy and his mother, Ida Agoglia Carey, from the work-in-progress documentary available at Absolute Films

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!