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Veronique de Turenne

Signs of Saturday: Call me Gil

gil turner's on sunset

My dad, who worked in film and television, started out with Roger Corman and Peter Bogdanovich, which he said was the best film school ever. Dad was most proud of Targets; his friends mostly wanted to talk about Voyage to the Planet of Pre-historic Women, with Mamie Van Doren in a scallop shell bra.

Later, when he got into the guild and did mainstream TV, one thing stayed the same -- no one could say his name. So instead of trying to teach the crew how to pronounce 'Gilles de Turenne', he's just say, "I'm Gil Turner." Only with his accent it came out "Geel Ternair", and every time I drive by this corner of Sunset, I think about that and laugh.

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