The Bad and the Beautiful


While Watching the Turner Classic Movie broadcast. "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952), film producer Brian Kellman saw that a copy of David Goodis' novel Cassidy's Girl was shown on a book rack next to Lana Turner in a drug store scene with Gilbert Roland.

Kellman explained that "this was especially poignant for me, given the nature of the film's dark view of Hollywood film production and Goodis' own Hollywood experience."


"I don't think the set decorators, F. Keough Gleason and Ewin B. Willis had worked on Goodis' 40's films -- according to IMDB -- but who knows... perhaps they socialized. Perhaps it's only coincidence. The book would have been easily available since it was published the year before," Kellman said..