Wednesday, January 11
My Man Paul
I haven't mentioned this before on Duly Noted, but my love for Paul Newman runs pretty damn deep. Today, I read what might be my favorite tidbit of information about him.
In 1963, when The Silver Chalice was set to play on a local Los Angeles TV station, Newman was so embarrassed of his performance that he took out $1,200 worth of advertisements in the Los Angeles Times in order to dissuade viewers from watching the film. The ads, which were made to look like a funeral announcement read, "Paul Newman apologizes every night this week - Channel 9".
Looking for an entertaining night in? Watch some of Newman's better roles: defiant prisoner Lucas Jackson in Cool Hand Luke, small-time pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler, and young con man Henry Gondorff in The Sting.
Photo Credit: A Cup of Jo