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Entries from January 2011

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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Gordon’s big theme park bravado imagined 50 years later New Testament style. Less flash, but any more fun?

January 16th, 2011 · No Comments

My uncle, the subject of my biography, Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, Hollywood’s Flashiest Quadriplegic (Behler Publications – 2008), was always dreaming schemes and novelties outside the world of movie-making post-production. In the 1950s and 1960s, he dabbled with touch-screen watches, ad-blaring gas station pumps, adapting dolls, piped rock music at […]

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Tags: Gordon's big ideas · Hollywood · Outrageous Legends · Uncategorized