RARA-AVIS: Gould & the 1970s

From: Frederick Zackel ( fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 30 Jan 2007

Eliot Gould was a hot star after MASH, etc. He did a hilariously cynical film with Candice Bergen called "Getting Straight."

According to IMDB:
"Was a major box office star in 1970 and 1971, but according to Robert Altman, Gould could not find a job for six months when Altman hired him for The Long Goodbye (1973). Critic Hollis Alpert speculated that Gould's anti-heroic character was extremely popular with campus radicals, and once radicalism declined around the time of Richard Nixon's re-election in 1972, his popularity also declined."

I heard LSD kept him ... busy, too.

Best to all

Fred Zackel Cocaine & Blue Eyes Point Blank Press

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