You've discovered our secret.
(Starting the Jeep and revving the engine.) Right. Nobody really knows anything. A lot of people are faking it through life. We're all in the same boat here, just trying to get ahead. FADE OUT.
FADE IN: Head shot of a cherubic young man. He is wearing a caftan. He is talking on the phone. When he becomes aware of the camera, he waggles one finger in a be-with-you-in-a-minute gesture and goes on talking.
This man is Allan Carr, onetime Hollywood business manager and agent, now a big producer—one of the very biggest. He co-produced Grease; it has made millions. He also produced Can't Stop the Music, which was not a box-office smash in this country, though it's making up for that overseas. Carr spotted Jenner a couple of years ago. He sees something very special in him, something Carr feels has been missing from U.S. movies for too long. He sees...
(Hangs up phone.) I'll tell you what it is. I'll describe it: I was giving a big party at my place. Everybody was there. Liza Minnelli, Halston, many others. There were at least 40 famous people in the room. Bruce walked in and basically stopped the party. People murmured, 'Who's that?' Well, then. Bruce is aware of this, but he's gifted enough not to take himself too seriously. He looks like a leading man should look. Not at all like actors look today who come in three basic types. The most common is the Street Look, then there is the Italian Derivative, and after that everybody's a Travolta Clone. But Jenner will go on much in the manner of a Kirk Douglas—now there's another former athlete, a college wrestler, I believe, who went into acting—and like Douglas, Jenner will be bankable 20 years later.
But this appeal that you...
Jenner's appeal, dear chap, is not unlike that of Christopher Reeve, who played Superman. The appeal is to both sexes, to men and women. Women can ooh and aah over Jenner, and their husbands and boyfriends won't feel threatened by him. That's the appeal.
And Bruce Jenner will be a star in your new movie? The Hitchcock-inspired detective story?
We hope to start shooting by spring, with Jenner in a leading role....