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Entries from August 2010

Gordon’s big break and a tricky womb

August 26th, 2010 · No Comments

In the mid-1950s, my quadriplegic uncle, Gordon Zahler, was not exactly tearing it up as an independent post-production man in Hollywood, as he tried putting the family tragedy he ignited with his accident behind him. There weren’t many “cripples” then winning big contracts or dazzling outside investors to write ‘em a fat check. The studios, […]

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Been on deadline for next book, so pardon my interruption

August 15th, 2010 · No Comments

* Hard-nosed and visionary director Sam Fuller tapped my uncle, Gordon Zahler, for post-production on one of his terrific 1960-era movies, “The Shock Corridor.” Recently there was a festival honoring him. * Wheeling the Deal won some tin at the recent Hollywood Book Festival. For a story still searching to bust out, I was pretty […]

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