Episode 228: “Moonlighting Magic | Sheryl Main”

“I was never so tightly wound as the night we transmitted the show directly from ABC in Los Angeles to New York. We basically went live.” – Sheryl Main, post-production supervisor, Moonlighting
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The Conversation

  • Experiencing sexism and harassment in the movie industry: The Pope of Greenwich Village director “Stuart Rosenberg sent me home for wearing pink jeans. So Mickey Rourke said: “$*@! him. Work with me. Be my assistant.” 
  • When she interviewed to be Bruce Willis’s assistant, she recognized him – as “Bruno Radolini” – his musical alter ego from New York!
  • Moonlighting on Moonlighting: “The editors pulled all-nighters. They slept there. But we had fun.”
  • On Glen Gordon Caron: “He changed TV when you think about it. Everything we did from ‘Atomic Shakespeare’ to the black and white episode to… well, we thought we killed Orson Wells.”
  • ARNOLD AND SLY AND BRUCE AND ME: “They all impacted my career and my life in different ways."
  • On Arnold the Governor: “We went up there thinking ‘Woo-Hoo! We’re gonna change the world!  But the mechanism in place doesn’t want you to change the world.”
  • On Bruce Willis: “He was a craftsman with words. He could memorize a scene in a minute.  What’s happening with him… it’s heartbreaking. I wouldn’t have a career without him.”

So, join Susan and Sharon – and Sheryl – as they talk crisis-managing Rust, partying in Cybil’s trailer, Dennis Dugan, The Expendables, Jed the Fish on KROQ -- and the “Curtis Armstrong Day” parade!  

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Credits: 80s TV Ladies™ Episode 228: “Moonlighting Magic | Sheryl Main”


Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem. Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson. Guest: Sheryl Main.  Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey. Producer: Melissa Roth. Associate Producer: Sergio Perez. Music by Amy Engelhardt. Copyright 2023 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.