Margot Kidder – RIP

CR Margot Kidder - Making of Willie and Phil2 -1978Some years ago, the combination of living in New York City and a growing interest in photography provided some unexpected opportunities.  There were times I took a day off from work, picked up my camera, and took to the streets of Manhattan. On one of those occasions, I went Greenwich Village and happened upon a movie location in front of the what was then the Waverly theater.

The movie was Paul Mazursky’s Willie and Phil. The stars were Ray Sharkey, Michael Ontkean, and Margot Kidder. Kidder who passed away on Sunday is today best remembered for her role as Lois Lane in four Superman films. I remember her best for roles in Brian DePalma’s Sisters, The Amityville Horror, Black Christmas, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud and a lot of TV shows including the short-lived James Garner series Nichols.

I recognized Kidder and Paul Mazursky right off. Like some other New Yorker’s, I stood around watching the filmmakers do their thing. Only I had my Pentax camera and a 125mm lens, enough to get some nice shots between the shoulders of the other gawkers.

I thought I would share a few today.

CR Margot Kidder - Making of Willie and Phil3 - 1976_CR


CR Margot Kidder - Making of Willie and Phil4 -1977

CR Margot Kidder - Making of Willie and Phil5-1977


Margot Kidder and Paul Mazursky -1978

Margot Kidder and Paul Mazursky # 2 -1980


11 thoughts on “Margot Kidder – RIP

  1. Great post 🙂 I agree with everyone else here that this tribute to Margot Kidder is fantastic. She was a fascinating person indeed. Working with Paul Mazursky on Willie and Phil must have been very fascinating and I also wonder what it was like for her to work with director Brian De Palma on Sisters. Interesting piece of trivia, did you know that Kidder was one of director David Cronenberg’s choices to play Genevieve Bujold’s character in Dead Ringers.? The reason I say this is because Sisters is about twins as well. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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    1. John, I have always been a big fan of DePalma going back to the 70’s. I was completely unaware of the Cronenberg connection. Thanks for the info.

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