Lois Smith, 86 has had six decades of acting history and she has a new movie at Sundance called Marjorie Prime. But we were delighted to hear that she also has a 60 year old video on YouTube of her and James Dean doing a screen test for East of Eden. It’s a silent video and James and Lois are evidently being told by someone off-screen to turn around, get closer etc, but it’s still fascinating. In her new movie at Sundance, Lois plays a widow with a failing memory and her family arranges to have a hologram of her beloved late husband (as he was 40 years ago) played by Jon Hamm, keep her company.
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