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Being Hal AshbyLife of a Hollywood Rebel$
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Nick Dawson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125381

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.001.0001

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The Director

The Director

(p.106) 10 The Director
Being Hal Ashby

Nick Dawson

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the developments in the professional career and personal life of Hal Ashby in 1969. This year marks the directorial debut of Ashby for The Landlord. This chapter describes Ashby's directorial style and the atmosphere he created on the set. Norman Jewison had been an absent producer and only came to the location when Ashby had problems with bad weather and transportation. The film came out well though it underperformed financially. On August 21, 1969, Ashby married Joan Marshall.

Keywords:   Hal Ashby, film director, The Landlord, Norman Jewison, Joan Marshall

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