Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dysentery and Malaria

Reposted from the fantastic Tumblr On set

1951: A doctor measures Bogie and John Huston’s blood pressure every morning on the set of The African Queen, even though they are the only two members of the team not to be stricken by either dysentery or malaria while filming on location in the Belgian Congo and Uganda.  As Katharine Hepburn notes in her book on this film: “Those two had so much alcohol in their system no germ could possibly survive there.”

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