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8 years ago

I don't remember Vera but Baayork Lee was the sweetest person, I'm sure still is. Baayork helped me stay on with the production by coaching and directing me towards the right people. In the final month of filming, the big scenes with extras were completed, she knew (her husband was one of the assistant directors I believe) they needed a few "lepers". She sent me to the hotel bar where I "auditioned" as a leper across the crowded bar to her husband. "OK, you're a leper! Go to wardrome." Securing my participation for the last month of the filming.

8 years ago

Enjoyed your post. I happened upon the filming of JCS traveling in Isreal in 1973 and got small parts enough to hang out with them for three months. It was incredible. I just wrote about it in my blog at:http://wallysalaskablog.blogspot.com/

I think you will enjoy it.
Wally

8 years ago

Jim, your review of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR was fascinating and lovingly drawn! In fact, I remember our high school religion class getting a reel of the film in The Bronx, and we were wowed (I'm sure the rock music didn't hurt :-)). Thanks for sharing this with us!

9 years ago

Great post, Jim. I have friends who are big fans of the movie version and I passed your site on to them. They loved your post and thought you captured the success of the film very well.

As for me, it's been decades since I've seen it. Time for another look see. I did see a revival at the Chicago Theater with Ted Neely and it was a terrific production.