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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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Being Hal Ashby

Nick Dawson

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the issues surrounding the Hal Ashby's next directorial assignment Being There. It discusses Ashby's concerns about Lorimar and his enthusiasm for the story of the film which he called “our favorite film to be.” It also describes the shooting location and Lorimar's budget for the film. The film starred Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine and Melvyn Douglas.

Keywords:   Hal Ashby, Being There, Lorimar, shooting location, Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas

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