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Chili Bouchier

Sue Lawley's castaway is silent movie star Chili Bouchier.

The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is the only surviving British star of the silent screen. Chili Bouchier will be talking to Sue Lawley about some of the perils of making silent movies and her transition into the talkies with hugely successful films like Carnival and Gypsy. She'll also be describing the ups and downs of a personal life which has been as vivid as her many films - encompassing two disastrous marriages with men who betrayed her, marriage proposals from Howard Hughes and breaking her Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers which meant she was blackballed and unable to make another film.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise by Acker Bilk
Book: In Tune With The Infinite: Fullness of Peace Power by Ralph Waldo Trine
Luxury: Make-up kit

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 9 Aug 1996 09:05

Music Played

  • Fred Hartley

    I Love My Chili Bom-Bom

    • Hartley.
  • The Piccadilly Revels Band with Ray Starita

    Ain't She Sweet

    • The Best Of British Dance Bands.
    • Mercury.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Songs My Mother Taught Me

    Artist: The Cliff Adams Singers

  • Jack Plant and the Teddy Joyce Orchestra

    June In January

    • The Best Of British Dance Bands.
    • Mercury.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Acker Bilk

      The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise

      Artist: The Paramount Jazz Band

      • Acker Bilk In Holland.
      • Timeless.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker ballet - Act 2 Pas de deux

    Orchestra: The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House (Covent Garden)

    • The Nutcracker.
    • Royal Opera House.
  • Anton Karas

    The Third Man Theme

    • Harry Lime Theme.
    • Teldec.
  • The Three Tenors

    O Sole Mio

    • Carreras, Domingo And Pavarotti In Concert.
    • Decca.
  • Book Choice

    • In Tune With The Infinite: Fullness of Peace Power - Ralph Waldo Trine

  • Luxury Choice

    • Make-up kit

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Chili Bouchier

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