FOR HER ROLE OF "DEBBIE DUNHAM", IN THE 1973 Classic Film "American Graffiti", CANDY CLARK was nominated for an Academy Award as "Best Supporting Actress".
CANDY IS ONE OF THE nicest people you'll ever encounter, and has almost total recall concerning the film, the background of her character, the location, the historical time-frame of the period involved, the cultural importance of the film, and almost anything else you'd want to know about American Graffiti !
Candy loves doing the circuit of R&C shows around the country...and around the world ! Her booth had a constant line in front of it....fans wanting to talk about A.G., wanting photos, autographs, wanting her to sign their copies of the A.G. Soundtrack, and, in-general, just wanting to meet her and tell her hou much they've enjoyed both her role in the film and the film itself.
I KNOW ALL OF THE ABOVE IS TRUE because I was privileged to spend some quality-time with Candy over the weekend at Darryl Starbird's 50th Anniversary Tulsa Rod & Custom Show in February, 2014. That's where this Interview took place on a Saturday afternoon and, although it had been a long day for Candy, she was sharp, and spot-on with all of her answers.
During the course of the Interview we covered many, many aspects of Candy's career: from its beginning in 1972 with John Houston's iconic "Fat City", to one of my personal favorites 1983's "Blue Thunder", and many other films that she's done through the years.
BUT, THIS PORTION of our conversation was focused on her most-famous, best-known work in everyone's favorite celluloid "time capsule" of the 60's: "AMERICAN GRAFFITI", and both her & my personal Cruisin' histories ! Listen, learn, and, above all...ENJOY ! JK
PS: This is only the first story from Candy's Interview that you'll hear! More stories to come... including her work in "Fat City", "Blue Thunder", "The Big Sleep", PLUS, more thoughts on "American Graffiti"!
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