Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: RARA-AVIS Digest V3 #129

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 09 Mar 2000

Dick Lochte wrote:

As for the possibility of a second-lead like Bogart being cast,
> even before his great success he would seem to have had the edge on the
> actor who was cast, Lionel Stander.

Yeah. I meant to comment on this. As enjoyable an actor as Stander was
(and if you think his acting was enjoyable, you ought to read his testimony before HUAC in the Commies-in-Hollywood hearings), I can't help but wonder what color Crayolas they were smoking to come up with the idea of casting him as Archie. One of the others in the household, perhaps, but Archie?

Jim Beaver

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