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Entries from January 2012

Linkeratti: Motion Picture Home, redevelopment n’ stuff

January 25th, 2012 · No Comments

* I was very heartened to learn that the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which became a financial lifeline for my grandmother and paralyzed uncle after the family breadwinner (my grandfather, Hollywood composer/musician Lee Zahler) died in 1947 from the stress of Gordon’s accident, is now on firmer footing after some tumultuous years. It’s even […]

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Tags: 1968 election · Aiport battles · Chip Jacobs · Family matters · Hollywood · medical advancements · Outrageous Legends · Quadriplegia · Redevelopment · Urban renewal · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler

Tarzan’s Cheetah the Ching and a few degrees of showbiz separation

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments

As you may have heard between news segments about the supposedly healing U.S. economy and those clever mullahs who run nuclearizing Iran, the primate that once occupied a prime cage in Americans’ hearts has kicked the bucket at the grizzled, pinch-me age of 80. Being a conspiratorial land, some have their doubts, because animals like […]

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Perfect way to start 2012 … with a little clip from “The New Three Stooges.”

January 5th, 2012 · No Comments

This is sometimes what happens, folks, when successful, long-running shows sputter out. They regenerate like sunglass-wearing amoeba with a slightly altered title. Soon, they bring on fresh cast members, try out-there plots and if they’re not careful, they jump the shark of amusing believability for audiences with impatient TV clickers. In this case, a traditional, […]

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Tags: Family matters · Gordon's big ideas · Hollywood · Hollywood post production · Outrageous Legends · Quadriplegia · The Music Biz · Wheeling the Deal: the Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler