Rebel Without a Cause with Jack Grinnage and guest hosted by Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci
I Was There Too #63 June 7, 2017
While Matt is off getting married and honeymooned, I Was There Too will feature a special run of guest hosted episodes! This week actor Jack Grinnage joins guest hosts Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci to discuss the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. Jack explains how he lied about his age to get a role in the movie, his college friendship with actress Beverly Long, and how they built the action around James Dean’s strengths. Then, they talk about the evolution of craft services, why everyone wanted to be paid for “golden time,” and how a terrible interview got Jack cast in King Creole. Finally, Jack tells of meeting Colonel Tom Parker, why he never saw Elvis out of makeup, and Laurence Olivier’s reaction to finding Jack in his chair during the filming of Spartacus.