Monday, November 17, 2014

William Castle, producer of 'Rosemary's Baby' felt terrible about Sharon's Death

I was watching a recent documentary on B movie director William Castle and it said he was the one who originally bought the rights to 'Rosemary's Baby.'  He tried to get the studio to let him direct it but they were more interested in some of the new and up-and-coming directors and chose Roman Polanski.  Of course, it later became known as more of a Polanski movie than a Castle production.

But the documentary said that--since the film dealt with devil worship--that Castle received death threats.  And that he felt terrible about Sharon's death. 

Castle died in 1977 of a heart attack.

I know there is a photo of Sharon with Castle and Polanski but I cannot find it.  Anyway, here are some photos of Castle on the set with various actors including Joan Crawford--who visited the set.

I wonder if this could be Sharon on the right?

Anyway, Castle also made a cameo in the film.  Sharon supposedly is in the film in a cameo too although no one has ever been actually able to spot it.  There are some guesses and it does look like Sharon's fur coat is worn by one of the stars, but no positive identification has ever been made.

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