GOOD MORNING AFM’ers: “You’ll Never Make Love In This Town Again”– the movie. Yup, those four daring female authors are now in front of the cameras, and you will get first peak at ’em and what they have to say — and show — at the AFM — in this docu feature from Dove, the book’s publisher and now its moviemaker. Dove says a wet print of the pic will be screened at AFM, although no date is set yet. Promised are celeb, on-camera interviews and comments about show and monkey biz … Over at Dove, Erskine Caldwell’s once-considered-racy “God’s Little Acre” was being audio’d by — Burt Reynolds. He came over from the “Trigger Happy” set, where he completed knocking off Henry Silva for his gangster role … Deputy D.A. Christopher Darden’s “In Contempt” will be in the stalls March 20. The Regan Book is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, and Judith Regan sez, “It’s the rare story of one man who refused to choose between his heritage and his humanity.” (Marcia Clark’s untitled book for Viking will be out this fall). Darden launches the sales push with a “20/20” stint with Barbara Walters March 15. Walters returns to the glamour fold March 25 for her Oscar special with Demi Moore as her first subject. They talk “Striptease” Monday at Scores, a well-known Upper East Side (333 E. 60th St.) “gentlemen’s club”– with topless table-side dancing … To the more sublime: For the first time, Louisiana State U. Press has printed a screenplay (via Gideon Books). It’s David Rintels’ original screenplay of “Andersonville.” (He also produced.) Director John Frankenheimer wrote the foreword and calls “Andersonville” “the most difficult film I ever directed.” Rintels spent three years writing (and rewriting) it. “Andersonville” airs Sunday-Monday on TNT. He’s written and will produce Carson McCullers’ “Member of the Wedding” for USA. The 1952 film was directed by Fred Zinnemann with Ethel Waters, Julie Harris and Brandon de Wilde recreating their B’way roles. The TVersion will be exec produced by Vicki Riskin (Mrs. David Rintels), who ditto’d “My Antonia” for the cabler.
CHRISTINE LAHTI’S HOPING to get off work on “Chicago Hope” in time Friday to view and vote for the best achievement in live-action short films. As noted here earlier, you’ve gotta be there to see ’em, pick one. And she’s a nominee for her direction of Chanticleer’s “Lieberman in Love.” She also co-stars in her short as a hooker, a far cry from her not-so-sympathetic cardio-thoracic surgeon role in “Chicago.” She’ll also be honored March 16 at the Santa Barbara Film Fest, where they’ll show the now-classic “Housekeeping,” the 1987 Col feature in which she starred for director-screenwriter Bill Forsyth … A bigscreen and 35mm projector was rolled into the Geffen Playhouse on Tuesday night for (an overflow crowd at ) the preem of Neil Simon’s “Jake’s Women” for Hallmark to air Sunday onCBS. Simon was there, as well as co-stars Alan Alda, Anne Archer, Lolita Davidovich, Joyce Van Patten, Ashley Peldon, director Glenn Jordan and Robi Halmi, who subbed for his dad, Robert, in N.Y. cooking up new projects. Also there, Jay Sandrich, who will direct Simon’s next for Hallmark (NBC), his “London Suite” to film in London April 9 with another all-star cast including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Kelsey Grammer, Jonathan Silverman and Madeline Kahn … Dennis Cole plays himself in an “Unsolved Mystery” seg devoted to the murder of his son Joey on Dec. 19, 1991, on Brooks Avenue in Venice. Cole hopes someone will recall what happened that night. Meanwhile, Cole is getting mucho support for a national day of remembrance for all victims of violent crimes — including a letter he says he’s received from President Clinton.
IF YOU HEAR, AS I DID, about the insertion of swastikas on the hands of Roger Rabbit on the Disney-Steven Spielberg “Best of Roger Rabbit” homevideo on the “Trail Mixup” seg — ignore it. Disney, totally cooperative in checking out each frame carefully and digitally by concerned craftsmen, reports there was “absolutely nothing there.” When I viewed it, I saw nothing with the naked eye. Disney would have recalled all cassettes had anything been found, I was assured, remembering the Jessica Rabbit incident … Joel Silver tells me the head on the original “Predator” (created by Stan Winston) in his office has been stolen. “I couldn’t believe it,” Joel said, “I was in dubbing (‘Executive Decision’) until 1 ayem and when I came back to the office at 9 — it was gone!” If it turns up at any of these memorabilia auctions — and they fetch a lot of dough for “Predator” stuff — be forewarned, it’s stolen property … Agent Marion Rosenberg receives the Art/Entertainment Media Award at the British Chamber of Commerce Britannicus Awards at the BevHills Hotel’s Crystal Room luncheon today … Today’s Westwood Marquis cocktail’er hosted by Jeff Pollack in advance of his confab will bring out the top music mavens … More than $350,000 was raised at the House of Blues “Rock the Vote” show.