A NUTTY NUT
NEWS NETWORK EXCLUSIVE
by Mike David
and Steve Wichrowski
In March 2009, I
met up with our roving reporter Steve Wichrowski at the
Williamsburg, VA, Film Festival. There we were very fortunate and
honored to meet MGM and RKO star Jacqueline White who graciously
agreed to do an audio interview with us.
organizers of the festival were very supportive and helpful in
arranging the interview. We had numerous questions to ask so we
worked quickly to fit them in so Miss White could return to her
table to meet fans and sign autographs.
talk with her is filled with interesting stories including Miss
White's recollection of working with Stan and Ollie in 1943's "Air
Raid Wardens". She also discusses the film's director, Edward
Sedgwick, and describes Buster Keaton's antics in Mr. Sedgwick's
There is a humorous account concerning comedian Red Skelton and
this is paired with charming and revealing comments about
character actress Marjorie Main, all from 1946's "The Show-Off".
Later, Miss White gives us background information on the exciting
MGM production "30 Seconds Over Tokyo"(1944) and on the working
methods of director John Sturges in "The Capture" (1950).
You'll also hear details about the setup for a specific scene from
the 1952 classic "Narrow Margin".
if all this wasn't enough, Jacqueline White simply floored us when
she revealed that as a 12 year old, she witnessed our Stan and
Ollie filming a famous scene from one of their most popular films.
I'm sure you'll know which one when you hear her fascinating
description (though I was off by a year on the film's release
those of you who love classic films and, of course, Laurel and
Hardy, this is an interview made for you.
And our sincere thanks to Miss White for taking the time to
recount so many wonderful experiences from her remarkable career.
David and Jacqueline White
Jacqueline White is an American film
actress. She is best remembered for appearing in the films noir
Crossfire and The Narrow Margin. She usually played either lead
actresses in B-movies or supporting parts in A-movies.
Narrow Margin (1952) .... Ann Sinclair
The Capture (1950) .... Luana Ware
Riders of the Range (1950) .... Priscilla 'Dusty' Willis
Mystery in Mexico (1948) .... Victoria Ames
Return of the Bad Men (1948) .... Madge Allen - Pettit's
... aka Return of the Badmen (International: English title)
Night Song (1948) .... Connie
Crossfire (1947) .... Mary Mitchell
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947) .... Mary Jordan
Banjo (1947) .... Elizabeth Ames
The Show-Off (1946) .... Clara Harlin
Our Old Car (1946) (uncredited) .... Mrs. Nesbitt
... aka Passing Parade No. 58: Our Old Car (USA: series title)
Magic on a Stick (1946) (uncredited) .... Mrs. John Walker
... aka Passing Parade No. 57: Magic on a Stick (USA: series
The Harvey Girls (1946) (uncredited) .... Harvey Girl
Dark Shadows (1944) (uncredited) .... Nurse Jean Smith
... aka Dark Shadows: A Crime Does Not Pay Subject (USA: series
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) .... Emmy York
Easy Life (1944) (uncredited) .... Train Passenger
... aka Easy Life: A Crime Does Not Pay Subject (USA: series
Song of Russia (1944) .... Anna Bulganov
A Guy Named Joe (1943) (uncredited) .... Helen
Swing Shift Maisie (1943) .... Grace
... aka The Girl in Overalls (UK)
That's Why I Left You (1943) (uncredited) .... Mary Thompson
... aka Passing Parade No. 39: That's Why I Left You (USA: series
Three Hearts for Julia (1943) (uncredited) .... Kay
Air Raid Wardens (1943) .... Peggy Parker
Reunion in France (1942) (uncredited) .... Danielle
... aka Mademoiselle France (UK)
... aka Reunion
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942) (uncredited) .... Telephone
Jacqueline White and Steve Wichrowski