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The Wild Party (1975)

March 9th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · No Comments · 1970's, James Ivory, Oregon director, Oregon film, Oregon film new definition

Early on in his career, James Ivory took the precaution of making such wildly eccentric films that he and Ismail Merchant would never have to waste a single minute worrying about being pigeonholed. In The Wild Party, Ivory cast Raquel Welch opposite James Coco in a musical based on a poem. This is courage, my friends.

The poem, written in the 1920’s by John Moncure March, was inspired by the Fatty Arbuckle scandal.

Please note- while Hollywood was sending John Wayne up to Oregon to shoot a Western, Oregon was sending James Ivory down to Southern California to shoot an orgy.

I hereby claim The Wild Party as an Oregon film, as I will all of James Ivory’s films, whether they star Raquel Welch or not.

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