"It all seemed to be coming together--the memories of the present and the past."
That's how Geraldine Fitzgerald, 73, described her return to Stage 2 of the Burbank lot--where she just filmed the sitcom pilot, "Mabel and Max," from Barbra Streisand's Barwood Productions. Back in 1938, Fitzgerald worked on the same stage--when she made "Dark Victory," one of her earliest Hollywood films.
(By the way, add her name to the growing list of colorization botch jobs: Dazzling redhead Fitzgerald ends up a drab brownette in Ted Turner's/Color System Technology's dyed "Dark Victory.")
More minglings of Then and Now: "Mabel and Max" makeup artist Michael Westmore is the grandnephew of Perc Westmore, who did the makeup for "Dark Victory." And Anthony Goldwyn--who plays Fitzgerald's son in the sitcom--is the grandson of Samuel Goldwyn. "I made 'Wuthering Heights' with Sam," mused Fitzgerald.