A joint memoir of Hollywood brothers Ron and Clint Howard, boys, has been published. In it, the siblings take turns giving their fans a behind the scenes look at their lives from 1960s Hollywood to the present.
From The Andy Griffith Show To gentle ben more movies grand theft auto, Apollo 13, and beyond, here are some eye-opening revelations from Howard “the boys.”
Andy Griffith was actually as good as he seemed
Ron Howard revealed boys That from childhood his impression of Andy Griffith was that of an affectionate, kind mentor. Working with her in the 1986 television reunion film return to mayberryHoward felt … his view of Griffith had always been correct.
“Andy, now white-haired, was starting work on his long-running legal series matlock,” wrote Ron. “It came as a great relief that my childhood perception of Andy was not romantic; He was as wonderful and big-hearted as I remembered in the 1960s.
by his kindness in the breadth of work a Griffith Show The cast mate, who was traumatized by being offered a small role on the show to an old North Carolina friend who was going through a rough patch, Cinderella Man The director shared that Griffith was one of the most “artistically open and eclectic” actors he had ever worked with.
The M*A*S*H set was very different from The Griffith Shows
Ron made a guest appearance on the first season of the televised comedy M*A*S*H During his break from school in 1973 at the age of 19. He shared in the memoir that the sets of the two shows could not have been more different. over there Griffith Show set, one can sit on the set chair of any actor at any time, M*A*S*H He found that things were done differently.
“I never understood how relaxing [the Griffith Show set] was until years later, I did an episode M*A*S*H,” wrote Ron. “I grabbed a seat between Alan Alda and Wayne Rogers during the break. Loretta Sweat walked in and I didn’t see her glaring at me. I involuntarily said, ‘Hey, Loretta, how are you?’ He replied, ‘You are in me’ Chair.’ I shamelessly made my exit. That chair was clearly something to him that no piece of furniture ever meant to anyone andy griffith Actor.”
The ‘Griffith Show’ crew wasn’t accepting of Jim Nabors’ sexual orientation
Ron Howard pointed out that while Gomer Pyle actor Jim Nabors was “private about his personal life,” the entertainer “didn’t pretend to date women or insisted that he wasn’t gay.” Key Cast Griffith Show, Ron wrote, “Knew the deal about Jim’s sexuality, but didn’t comment on it – the Hollywood version of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
However, he said it was a different story with the show’s crew, which “unfortunately, wasn’t as enlightened. Hearing their on-set chatter, I heard a word I didn’t know: NS***. That’s what he called Jim behind his back, and with no sign of kindness.”
Mayberry, the director said, “was a small town, but for those of us who actually spent our days there, it included the whole human experience.”
Clint Howard ’emphasized’ his bang on his father’s face
While Ron didn’t touch on any long-term experimentation with drugs, his brother Clint, on the other hand, revealed that he himself was immersed in it. As a teenager, his father Rance told him about marijuana use, and Clint angrily challenged him.
“So I went upstairs to get my bong,” wrote Clint. “Let’s pop,” I said when I came back downstairs, ‘let me see you do it. Do a bong-load. you’re gonna love it.’ I was berating him but I was also honest: I thought that if he just took one hit, he would enjoy it and see the error of his ways. I calculated wrong. ”
Her father angrily tells her to get rid of the bong and marijuana. Clint revealed later in the book that after years of drinking and drug use, he eventually found “a home group, an AA term for a meeting one attends on a regular basis, and a sponsor.” His father, he said, “helped me on my way without any hair-triggered anger the day I patted my bong in his face.”
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