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Entries Tagged as 'Don Kirshner'

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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Don Kirshner, the suit with the Rock Concert, could’ve been Gordon’s meal ticket, instead of a near-miss and friend of Black Sabbath, the Monkees and so many more

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments

When I last blogged about my dreamer-of-an-uncle, Gordon Zahler, I mentioned his zeal in the late-1950s and early-1960s to be part of a team developing a Bible-inspired, fire-and-brimstone amusement park – sorta Disneyland for the Old Testament. Niagara Falls was one possible locale. But I’d be a dunderhead historian, and creative sloth of disgusting proportions, […]

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Tags: Don Kirshner · Gordon's big ideas · Pure Inspiration · Uncategorized · Wheeling the Deal