Has anyone met any of the cast members?

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Has anyone met any of the cast members?

Post by Mr Kwong » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:56 am

...or know anyone who has?,..I've heard some negative stories about Alan Alda & Loretta Swit..

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Post by Riess » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:27 am

Never met any of them in real life, sadly. What kind of negative stories? That they're rude towards fans or?

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Post by Mr Kwong » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:31 am

I had read a story where Loretta Swit was appearing in some regional theater production, and supposedly she was quite rude to the theatre staff..

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Post by UglyJohn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:24 pm

It would be rare to meet any of them now. They're all in their 70s or 80s and generally spend their time out of the spotlight. Swit apparently spends her time in NYC, occasionally walking around with her little dog in a baby stroller. Alda rarely makes any public appearance other than to promote something he wants to talk about.

Swit and Alda, like a lot of actors who had a breakout role which made them a household name and face, have distanced themselves from their young onscreen personas. Alda certainly doesn't measure up to the jovial, lovable scamp we know as Hawkeye. He's more serious and somewhat cold compared to the character. Swit told the Daily Mail that Houlihan dressed like a bimbo and she wasn't anything like that person.

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Post by Mr Kwong » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:44 am

Umm OK how would an army uniform maker her look like a bimbo?

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Post by UglyJohn » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:37 pm

^^^ You would need to ask her that directly. But the early seasons certainly didn't shy away from the sexy Houlihan innuendo. Those uniforms were not in any way "standard". Wardrobe definitely custom fitted those to her. Or the t-shirts, they were fitted pretty tight. The shorts and halter top outfit bit in an episode or two might not have strictly been due to the hot weather.

Recall the "nose job" episode when Stuart Margolin shows up in camp trying to hunt down the legendary "barracuda" and ends up with a half dressed Houlihan in her own tent. Or Frank Burns who tells Margaret that her sweater drives him nuts and he wants to be buried in it, or something along those lines.

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Post by Mr Kwong » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:33 am

Yeah kinda forgot about some of those early episodes,..If memory serves wasn't the outfit she wore when she visited Buzz Brighton kinda trampy?

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Post by UglyJohn » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:29 pm

Mr Kwong wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:33 am
Yeah kinda forgot about some of those early episodes,..If memory serves wasn't the outfit she wore when she visited Buzz Brighton kinda trampy?
Yes indeed, that's one of those "shorty shorts" episodes which had the famous white turtleneck as her co-star in the Buzz Brighton scene. They also tended to make her the plaything of the Far East command and its assorted Generals.

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