Louise Lasser

  1. Janet Margolin, Take The Money and Run, 1968.   Woody Allen considered having his second wife as his leading lady.  But she was not as well known as Margolin, the David and Lisa find in 1962.  Louise was given a comic new interview cameo. Before and after their 1970 divorce, she was also be in Woody’ scripts for What’s New Pussycat, What’s Up Tiger Lily, Bananas and Stardust Memories.    Money was Woody writer-starring-directing debut. “It never occurred to me for a second that I wouldn’t know what to do.” He wanted the Italian camerace Carlo Di Palma – and had to wait 20 years and more to get him for Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986, and Deconstructing Harry, 1997.

  2. Kristin Griffith, Interiors, 1977. The second Mrs Woody n (1966-1970) and her mother’s suicide (while he was making What’s New Pussycat? in Paris) were the inspiration for what he first called Windows. The character of Flyn, the youngest and prettiest of the three sisters, had all of Lasser’s fragility. But after 325 episodes of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, she was overweight and arrested on Rodeo Drive with cocaine in her bag. So Kristin joined Diane Keton and Mary Beth Hurt with Geraldine Page as their mother. All very (yawn) Bergmanian. Minus Ingmar.


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