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Entries Tagged as 'Blue Jay Way'

Strange As It Seems: Review Roundup n’ stuff

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

“Jacobs … is an exceptional storyteller, and his lively look at the extraordinary career of Gordon Zahler … is a peculiar page-turner. Zahler, the author’s uncle, achieved success on the margins of show business despite a spinal injury … Jacobs … craft(s) an imaginative biography about this unusual figure, who carved out a distinct place in post-WWII Hollywood by […]

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Tags: Blue Jay Way · Don Kirshner · Ed Wood Jr. · Family matters · Gordon Zahler · Gordon's big ideas · Hollywood post production · Rare Bird Books · South Africa · Strange As It Seems: The Impossible Life of Gordon Zahler · The Hollywood Way · Wheelchairs general

Here’s looking at you, Norm. A Hollywood life well lived! And an unexpected friendship deeply valued.

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments

  The old men ordered me to come in from the rain. Smiling, they asked what I was doing out there in the cold? Dry yourself off. I’d just rung the doorbell about fifteen seconds earlier. Obviously, I’d been expected. Before I had barely taken a step into Norm Pringle’s shingled, ranch-style West Valley home, my […]

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Tags: Blue Jay Way · Family matters · Gordon's big ideas · Hollywood · Hollywood post production · Hollywood Postproduction · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler