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Lipstick


1976       Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway, granddaughter of the great American novelist Ernest Hemingway, is making her motion picture debut in Dino De Laurentiis' production of a Freddie Fields film, Lipstick and the two seasoned developers of talent are certain that Margaux will be one of the most important stars of the '70s. De Laurentiis, who discovered such stellar international beauties as Sophia Loren, Silvana Mangano and Gina Lollobrigida, predicts an equally brilliant future for Margaux. A dazzling and magnetic screen test shot in New York left no doubt in the producers' minds that Margaux was a natural talent with a compelling persona. Adds Freddie Fields, "Margaux's got it. It's as simple as that. She's big on the screen, really big. She registers sex and refinement at the same time-and that's an unbeatable combination." Fields knows of what he talks. He is former president of CMA (Agency) and originator of modern-day film packaging for such films as "The Towering Inferno," "Dog Day Afternoon," "The Sting," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and the creator of the complex First

Artists Company (for Barbra Streisand, Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier). Margaux, who was born 20 years ago in Portland, Oregon and grew up in varied places (her father is a conservation expert, so the family made many moves), says, "For me, life has to be immediate and spur of the moment. When Dino and Freddie called me for the role, I was immediately impressed with their quick action-I like people who move swiftly in direct lines. I sat in Dino's office and he told me, 'I want to make you a star.' Smiling, she adds, "I wondered to myself, 'Do people really still say that?'

Explains Fields, "We wanted someone unusual because of the import of the subject. We did elaborate tests of Margaux and found she was strong and vital. She has an instinctive ability to react naturally to situations." Director Lamont Johnson describes Margaux as having "the instinct of a great race horse." "When the bell rings," he adds, "she gets into it, uncannily, and she goes for the emotion and drive that's needed." To give her the professional base she needed to hold her own with such seasoned performers as Chris Sarandon, Perry King and Anne Bancroft, Margaux was put through four weeks of preliminary rehearsals, while Lamont Johnson conducted a series of intricate theatre games to loosen her up and improvisations to help her find the character. Margaux admits she was terribly nervous during her first day of shooting. "But, as with movies," she notes, "I didn't have my first scene until hours after I was called and by that time I was too relaxed to think about the difficulties." Despite her initial feeling that acting would be boring, Margaux was immediately drawn to the experience. "It's truly great," she says. "I thought it would be something I would want to do quickly and move on to something else, but it's not. I love it. I love the energy of it, how intensively you must get into something." Margaux, who was left the legacy for the love of the great outdoors by her grandfather Ernest Heming. way, took a house in a rustic and secluded area of Los Angeles and avoided the party scene aspect of Hollywood. Despite the fact that she has become one of the world's best-known models, she is, in real life, really a country girl at heart, not at all the sophisticated model's image one might have of her. Margaux admits she finds most of Los Angeles uninteresting, but adds, "I'm learning about the history of this city, how it grew up without a plan and without any regard for the past. It doesn't have a focus and cities without a focus tend to be uninteresting. I need excitement in both how I live and how I work." Does Margaux plan to continue her acting career. She says, without hesitation, "Absolutely yes!"

Dino De Laurentiis presents the Freddie Fields production Lipstick an explosive drama dealing with a highly-charged issue facing women in contemporary society. Margaux Hemingway, in her motion picture debut, portrays a glamorous model who is violently and ruthlessly attacked. The resultant court trial adds devastating momentum to the dramatic tale.

Chris Sarandon portrays an electronic music composer with violent tendencies. Perry King essays the role of an advertising executive whose loyalties are torn during the crisis that erupts in Lipstick Anne Bancroft portrays a high-powered law attorney. Young 14-year-old Mariel Hemingway, Margaux's sister, also makes her motion picture debut in Lipstick Lipstick Freddie Fields' first independent production, released by Paramount Pictures, was directed by Lamont Johnson, with an original screenplay by David Rayfiel. The music for the film was composed by European rock sensation Michel Polnareff.

Fields insists the au courant setting of the story, Los Angeles' good life and the glamorous lead character, a model, heightens the drama of the rape victim in today's world and underscores the incredible double standard that still exists. "Because Margaux's character is astonishingly beautiful, she's condemned," he states. "People think that beautiful women somehow deserve to be punished for their appearance."



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