Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
(Opening Narration) Narrator: Picture of a woman looking at a picture. Movie great of another time, once-brilliant star in a firmament no longer a part of the sky, eclipsed by the movement of earth and time. Barbara Jean Trenton, whose world is a projection room, whose dreams are made out of celluloid. Barbara Jean Trenton, struck down by hit-and-run years and lying on the unhappy pavement, trying desperately to get the license number of fleeting fame.
Barbara: Danny, you're a nice guy and a loyal friend, and in my own selfish, devious way I'm very much in love with you. Oh, Danny, I hope it's a musical. Oh, I'd love to dance again. Or a love story. Oh, I'd give anything to play love scenes like I saw this morning. Scenes with Jerry Hearndan. You know we did three pictures together? "I have a memory of you for my eyes, thoughts of you for my mind, and the touch of you for all of me." Or something like that. And then we did A Night in Paris together.
Danny: Barbara, you were much younger then.
Barbara: Go to the devil!
Danny: Now, Barbara, honey, this is 1959, 25 years from A Night in Paris and 26 years since you made Farewell Without Tears. That room across the hall is dark, it's damp, it's full of cobwebs. Come on, honey, snap out of it! Snap out of this kick. You get your war paint on, and I'll meet you over at Sall's office at three o'clock, Okay?
Barbara: That studio doesn't exist. Not anymore. Not the way it is now. This is the world, Dan, right in here. From now on, I keep the drapes drawn and doors locked. I don't want any of the outside world coming in. Not the Marty Salls or the movies without sentiment. Actors in undershirts, rock-and-roll, jukeboxes. Not any of it.
Danny: To wishes, Barbie. To the ones that come true.
(Closing Narration) Narrator: To the wishes that come true, to the strange, mystic strength of the human animal, who can take a wishful dream and give it a dimension of its own. To Barbara Jean Trenton, movie queen of another era, who has changed the blank tomb of an empty projection screen into a private world. It can happen in the Twilight Zone.
Ida Lupino would later distinguish herself as the only woman ever to direct a TZ episode, "The Masks".