Lyle Talbot

Lyle Talbot
I believe that I was put on a blacklist at Warner Bros. because as Guild Member 21, I was one of the first to be affiliated with the Guild. I never worked at that studio again, after I left it. I came to Hollywood around 1930 and had been trained in the theatre. Most of us were brought out because they were doing talkies. It was another world, especially dealing with directors who were from the silent era. They didn't know anything about dialogue. After 15 takes they'd say,"I don't know which one to print!" And Harry Warner used to say,"My God, who wants to hear actors talk? They're silent the way they should be!" I remember director Michael Curtiz worked us till midnight Saturdays.We used to say he must hate his wife because he never wants to go home! [Note: Talbot was the first Warner Bros. contract player to join the Guild]
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