Hollywood: The Cast Menagerie

To understand the situation at Puerto Vallarta, you need a slide rule, a T-square, a French curve, and a basic introduction to metaphysics. In this hot little cove on the west coast of Mexico (TIME, Nov. 1), a film company is making Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. The screenplay is somewhat adulterated, since it was pecked into existence by someone else. But the off-screen play, unnervingly, is something straight out of Tennessee Williams. The shadow and the substance fuse.

Richard Burton is there with Elizabeth Taylor. He is playing the role of an Episcopal priest who has been thrown...

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