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Entries from March 2012

Finally, I’m proud to announce the release of THE ASCENSION OF JERRY: Murder, Hitmen and The Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman (Vireo/Rare Bird Books)

March 25th, 2012 · No Comments

    Bumbling hitmen. Burning corpses. A threatened son. Life in hiding. Jerry Schneiderman’s orderly world evaporated when his business partner was executed by an assassin in 1979 Los Angeles, and the buzzard-eyed ringleader came for him. Though the killers behind the murder-for-hire corporation were nabbed, the trauma annihilated Jerry’s family and strip-mined his trust. […]

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Hodge-podge Wednesday: Joan Rivers and Gordon, Don Kirshner and Gordon and the Oscar and Gordon-sorta

March 7th, 2012 · No Comments

* Recently, Joan Rivers’ former talent manager, Billy Sammeth, decided to air some dirty laundry about his experiences over the years with the comedian-turned-TV show-woman/franchise and Cher. Who knows what really went on there, but the spillage kerfuffle does provide me with the chance to sling a fun-fact. My uncle, Gordon Zahler, the subject of […]

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