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An Interview With Brian Kellow, Part 2

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yesterday, Paleo Retiree kicked off part one of our two-part interview with Sue Mengers biographer Brian Kellow. Today we conclude our conversation. We cover, among other topics, how to write a biography, Brian’s reaction to Janet Maslin’s pan … Continue reading

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An Interview With Brian Kellow, Part 1

Paleo Retiree writes: Yesterday I raved about Brian Kellow’s new book about the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. It’s a smart and fun biography, an informative joyride through the life of a colorful and fascinating character who peaked during the 1970s, one … Continue reading

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Brian Kellow’s “Can I Go Now? The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent”

Paleo Retiree writes: Like Robert Evans (who produced “The Godfather” and ran Paramount), Sue Mengers was one of the great behind-the-scenes figures of ’70s Hollywood. The agent (first at Creative Management Associates, then at ICM) for many of the era’s … Continue reading

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Two NYC-Set ’70s Cop Thrillers

Paleo Retiree writes: I just caught up with a couple of cop thrillers from the 1970s that I somehow missed first time around. The first was a chore, the second a gem. The Seven-Ups This 1973 NYC-set picture is much loved … Continue reading

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“Nana”

Paleo Retiree writes: When I announced “I’m perfectly happy” as we were watching this erotic costume drama, my wife gave a giggle — she knew exactly what I meant. “Nana” isn’t simply a fuck film or an exploitation movie. It … Continue reading

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Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: While Miami has the largest number of surviving Art Deco buildings of any place in the world, the number 2 city on the list might surprise you. Back here, I toured some Art Deco buildings in downtown … Continue reading

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“Blacula”

Paleo Retiree writes: Early blaxploitation, directed by William Crain and starring William Marshall as an 18th century African prince who, bitten by Count Dracula, wakes up in 1971 L.A. It’s a surprisingly straightfaced movie — far less of a spoof … Continue reading

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