“Well, I tell you. She was so sweet. I don’t know any other word for it. She was so surprised I’d called, and pleased, and she didn’t mind if I knew it. She’d never been to a premiere before, it turned out. I spent half the afternoon wondering what’s the matter with these Hollywood fellows, that a kid like that didn’t have a date to a premiere.” - Sal Mineo on taking Sandra Dee to the premiere of The Big Country (c. 1959)