Paul Newman - Indianapolis, Indiana
(Hilton Head Island, SC, USA)
When the Paul Newman movie, "Winning," was being filmed in 1969 at the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway, locals who performed key functions in the previous year's race were tapped to play themselves in the movie. Luckily for me, I had been the "Indianapolis 500 Festival Queen" whose primary role was to kiss the winner. So, that's how I spent an unforgettable day kissing Paul Newman.
Since it was raining and the crew gave a lot of attention to details, there were numerous takes, which I quit counting after ten. Not only was Newman kind, funny, and gracious, but also a terrific kisser! He noted that our first kiss was a little too provocative.
Clu Gulager was also in the movie, and I was thrilled to meet the star who played Sheriff Emmett Ryker on "The Virginian," one of my favorite TV shows at the time. Joanne Woodward wasn't on location that day, but I was assigned to her trailer for make-up, hair, and breaks.
You will find a movie trailer of "Winning," which includes Mr. Newman and me (Mimi Littlejohn) kissing, at the New York Times website for movie reviews.
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