in a lonely place
January 2, 2016, 11:25 pm
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Hollywood: the labour camp dream factory:

Grahame was forced to sign a contract in which she agreed “that my husband shall be entitled to direct, control, advise, instruct, and even command my actions during the hours from 9am to 6pm, every day except Sunday, during the filming of In a Lonely Place … in every conceivable situation his will and judgement shall be considered superior to mine and shall prevail.” She also signed away her wifely right to “nag, cajole, tease or in any other feminine fashion seek to distract or influence him.” Grahame at first fought this contract, calling it “slave labor,” but she had no choice but to go along if she wanted to make the movie.

The Femme Fatale: Gloria Grahame’s Not so Wonderful Life, Karina Longworth, Slate


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