Friday, July 14, 2006


There was once a Hollywood stand-in who did a lot of body "double work" for many famous actors. Now and then a non-smoking actor would be called upon to appear in a scene where his character would be expected to puff butts prodigiously. In cases such as this, the body double would be called in to "take the hit" so to speak. Unlike many of the more dangerous types of stand-in work, being a body double in a smoking scene doesn't pay much. Little wonder then, that at the end of the week, his paycheck was usually quite small. I guess it's true what they say, "Smoking stunts your gross."

Gary Hallock


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