HCF Interview with Howard & Dyanne
October 31st 2011, the British website Horror Cult Films (http://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/) published an exclusive interview with Dyanne and Howard. The interview, conducted by ‘Bat’, is reprinted below in its entirety:
HCF Interview with Dyanne Thorne
I read that you have worked on stage for a large part of your life, performing mostly in comedy. Do you still perform and what type of things are/were included in your shows?
DT: I performed up until two years ago. Now Howard and I appear at the film shows. If anyone reading this interview has a show in their area, they’re welcome to tell the producer that we’re available. We had not wanted to do film shows before but we started doing them two or three years ago and we’re really enjoying it. We’ve appeared in and out of the country – North, South, East, West – and it’s been wonderful to meet fans such as yourself. It really is heartwarming. As for going back on the stage, I’ve not had a big interest to do that. You’re absolutely right, the largest part of my performing life was in comedy. We produced many of our own shows. I’ve worked on a lot shows on stage as well as on Broadway in New York and Las Vegas. I came to Las Vegas for one week to replace someone else and they kept me for 11 months. They then hired me for three more shows. After that, I did a show that lasted 7 years followed by a show produced by my husband Howard and I. Following our own show, we were in another that lasted several years. It’s so amazing and humbling that people are enamored by low budget films that I did, that lasted for a minute and 100 years later they still have an interest. It’s just really amazing to me. Most of my life was spent working in comedy so I guess you could say working in films has been a fun contrast.
North by Northwest
I often get asked, “Did you appear in NORTH BY NORTHWEST?”
Yes, I did have a days work on Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST. It was a first day before the camera, I had one scene with Cary Grant in Grand Central Station. No rehearsals. As an innocent young girl, I was already in awe of Cary Grant’s charisma power. The scene was brief – I walked across the station floor, and when I stopped on my mark, Carry Grant approached me. His cologne was overpowering! My lines never left my mouth, I fainted. As I opened my eyes, Mr. Grant was standing over me – I got dizzy again – and I was replaced!
Mr. Hitchcock did sign his mystery magazine for me, his humor made it all Okay.
Be well and happy ,
All Good To Our Fans -Dyanne