Burt and Farrah Toast Their Horsepower Opera 'cannonball' with a Blowout
updated 07/07/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/07/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The movie merrymakers—who shot their own Cannonball victory party that last day on the L.A. set—resumed in earnest at Jimmy's that evening and, entertained by Davis and Burt Convy (singing), Mel Tillis (doing stand-up comedy), Dom DeLuise (dancing) and Farrah (juggling), they didn't adjourn until 1 a.m. "Go out and tell everyone what fun this picture's going to be," Sammy Davis adjured the celebrants as the party ended. But screenwriter Brock Yates advised not to expect High Art. "I was discussing some delicate dialogue with Needham the other day," Yates reported, "and in his typical fashion Hal said, 'Screw the dialogue. Let's go wreck some cars.' "