Hollywood has long looked overseas to make movies


Kirk Douglas knows all about "runaway production" to foreign locales.

Sitting on a striped couch in the living room of his Beverly Hills home, surrounded by paintings by Balthus, Vuillard and other modernist masters, the screen legend can still feel the sting of betrayal 50 years later.

After an arduous day of shooting boat-rowing scenes for "The Vikings" (1958) in Norway, Douglas decided to reward the locals who served as oarsmen with a party featuring a burlesque show, starring himself and castmates Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.

The extras ate the food, drank the booze, laughed, applauded and yelled for more.


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