In 1960, Dirk Bogarde made Liszt in Hollywood. The experience made him determined never to work there again. He quoted from the script: "'Hiya Chopin, this is my friend Georges Sand. She's a great friend of Beethoven's' -- that's a true line. It was eight months of hell..."
["TV? Never!" Bogarde once remarked. "I don't want my audience going for a piss or making tea while I'm hard at work."]