Saturday, July 02, 2005
In 1925, the movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn traveled all the way to Vienna to meet Sigmund Freud. Goldwyn wanted the famous doctor to consult on movies for MGM — to tell filmmakers what was happening psychologically in famous relationships like Anthony and Cleopatra's. Freud, however, refused even to see Goldwyn. We asked playwright David Ives imagines that strange encounter, with Tom Robbins as Goldwyn and Lewis Stadlen as Freud.