Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CHARLES NAPIER DIES AT AGE 75






The first time I met Charlie, I was introduced to him by Russ Meyer. I had a video store at the time and bought several vhs tapes off Russ and I mentioned that I would like to make a movie with Charlie. 24 hours later, I got a call from Charlie. He told me Russ hardly ever called him and he was really surprised Russ called him out of the blue and told him all about this young man that talked highly of him and wanted to make a film with him in it. A few months later I was having dinner with Charlie, Russ, and Buck Flower. No film was ever made, and all three people are no longer with us. When I was in Los Angeles at the Century Hotel in May 2011, producer Igo Kantor told me that Charlie was in the hotel doing Igo's film. I could have stayed and talked to him (since I hadn't seen him since 1993), but I had a previous engagement to attend. I guess we'll go drinking in another life, sorry I missed you in this life. You'll always be a pal...Charlie.

4 comments:

ryan1234 said...

R.I.P. Charles Napier. He was one of my favorite actors.

L. T. Quinn said...

Napier has done a lot excellent work over the years. Most people probably don't remember his role from the short lived CBS sci-fi/western "Outlaws." Not to mention being disemboweled by Hannibal Lector. I wonder what Squidbillies is going to do for the voice of the sheriff.

Anonymous said...

Super Vixens is my favorite Napier film. Everybody should see it.

Anonymous said...

Charles Napier was a great television and movie actor and he will definitely be missed. I'd love to see the 1988 classic "Deep Space" make it's way to DVD.

R.I.P. Mr Napier