“Forgotten Hollywood”- Mel Brooks Sticks It to Hollywood…

Posted on September 9, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   In true comedic fashion… Mel Brooks fashioned a fake finger as he sank his hands and feet into cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday — the ritual followed by decades of movie legends. His reasoned that he was having a little fun with future tourists, who might notice and wonder if the iconic writer, producer, and actor had an extra appendage. What a prankster!


   This event was held to honor Brooks for his creation of the classic movie comedies — The Producers, Blazing SaddlesHigh Anxiety, Silent Movie, Spaceballs, My Favorite Year, as well as the television comedy classics, Your Show of Shows and Get Smart. At age 88, Brooks still has a childlike way of making the most of an opportunity to entertain a crowd.

   The ceremony was held in conjunction with yesterday’s release of Young Frankenstein on Blu-ray to mark the motion picture’s 40th anniversary. A screening of the film will take place tonight at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 7:30p. The attendees include Brooks, Teri Garr, and Cloris Leachman. It is a sold out event hosted by Leonard Maltin.


   There is no word on what happened to the sixth finger. I’m sure Mel Brooks flipped it to the crowd! (Can I say that?)

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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