“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Meal With Herve…

Posted on May 13, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`HBO has green-lighted a production about Herve Villechaize. He was the actor who played Tattoo on television’s Fantasy Island.

“`My Dinner with Herve will star Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones as Villechaize. Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan will portray a journalist who interviews the tempestuous actor. HBO writer and director Sacha Gervasi interviewed Villechaize shortly before he died.

“`His shout of The plane, the plane… greeted arriving guests during the 1977-1983 series  Fantasy Island. His co-star was Ricardo Montalban. Popular with the public, Herve Villechaize (right) was difficult on the set. Clashing repeatedly with producers, he was let go in 1983 over a salary dispute. The program was canceled in 1984.

“`Herve remained a well-known figure after his dismissal from the show. He was cast as villain Nick Nack in 1974’s James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun.

“`The 3-foot-11 Villechaize endured many health problems, and passed away in 1993 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 50.


“`NBC is adding another live musical to its slate. The network will air the rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, on Easter Sunday, 2018.

“`Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice  will be the executive producers of Jesus Christ Superstar Live!  NBC has aired live productions of Peter Pan, The WizThe Sound of Music and Hairspray. On tap for NBC is Bye Bye Birdie in December, starring Jennifer Lopez.

“`Jesus Christ Superstar, originally conceived as a concept album, opened on Broadway in 1971 with Ben Vereen.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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