Barbara Emerson

  1. Brigitte Ariel, Rosebud, 1974. For what proved his penultimate film, producer-director-ogre Otto Preminger insisted the script be written by his son Erik Lee Preminger who was not up to it, knew it and told his father so. “Nonsense, we’ll make this work.” They didn’t. Among the kidnap drama’s five hostages, Emerson’s Method acting style displeased Otto. Three days before shooting started, she was gone. Followed, soon after, by her screen lover Yves Beneyton… and then by the movie’s star. Robert Mitchum!

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