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

1 comment:

  1. Cool Hand Luke is the bomb! Liked his work and enjoy his salad dressing! :)

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