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Archive for May, 2013

Paul Morrissey

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

pm2The New York counter-culture and denizens of Andy Warhol’s so-called “Factory” in Manhattan, where silk-screens were mass-produced, and all kinds of art – visual, sound, and film – were discussed, where the iconic Velvet Underground came into being, and where director Paul Morrissey supposedly came to know the cast members of his films…well, this has always fascinated me. Not enough to really delve into it, or even attempt to get all of my facts straight. Penn & Teller were into it all, and that was enough for me. And Smiths frontman Morrissey was clearly a great admirer and used a photo from Andy Warhol’s/Paul Morrissey’s film Flesh for the cover of their first album. Read the rest of this entry »

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Raiders of the Lost Animal House

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

allen2I won’t say that Karen Allen has been a lot of my favorite films, but the ones she’s been in have been doozies. I mean really… how much bigger can you get than Raiders of the Lost Ark when it comes to beloved classic films? She of course played the female lead Marion Ravenwood opposite Harrison Ford. She’d make a return to that role more than 25 years later when she starred in Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. That one was no classic, but who’s complaining? Naturally when Karen Allen showed up at the Chiller Theatre Show on April 27, 2013, I was tempted to go with the Indy connection and get a photo with that, which is what my friend Peter encouraged me to do. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nice to Meet You, Michu

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

mich1I’ll admit that at times some of my celebrity encounters are a little obscure. That is most certainly true in this example, but in this case the operative word is not obscure, but little. Like to the tune of two feet, nine inches tall little. At the Hollywood Show in Los Angeles on April 20, 2013, I met a Hungarian man named Michu (real name: Mihaly Meszaros) who has been billed throughout the years as the ‘shortest man in the world.’ That’s not quite true, but damn, this guy was short! So exactly who is he, you ask? Well, he only seems to tout two things about himself: that he was often the guy who was inside the costume of ALF – the alien life form on the series of the same name – and the fact that he was friends with Michael Jackson. Read the rest of this entry »