Tag Archives: Billy Wilder

Inherit Mark’s much-loved copy of “To Be or Not to Be”

A few years ago, I decided to invest in a copy of the 1942 Ernst Lubitsch film “To Be or Not to Be” starring Jack Benny and Carole Lombard. The brilliantly quirky little black comedy, set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw in the run up to WWII, had long been a favorite of mine, and I’d gotten […]

Posted in Other, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

My thoughts on movies and books to share with your kids through the age of nine

Two things happened this week that prompted me to write this post. The world celebrated what would have been Roald Dahl’s 97th birthday, and, a day or two later, my friends Murph and Cara welcomed two beautiful little babies into the world. So, as Linette set off in one direction this evening, to arrange for […]

Posted in Art and Culture, Mark's Life | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Bob Zmuda on securing Andy Kaufman’s penis with gaffer’s tape prior to his wrestling matches, the origins of Tony Clifton, Andy’s plans to fake his death, and a million other things

Last night, I listened to Marc Maron’s interview with Andy Kaufman’s old writing partner, Bob Zmuda. My sense is that Maron… who has a brilliant podcast, by the way… found the experience somewhat frustrating, as Zmuda insisted on being evasive about a few things, like the circumstances surrounding Andy’s death, and the question as to […]

Posted in Art and Culture, Crimewave USA, Uncategorized | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Taking the night off to watch Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole

I’ve been meaning to watch Ace in the Hole for over a decade now, and I just decided that tonight’s the night… I’m sorry, America, but you’re on your own until tomorrow. Oh, and if you’d like to join me, Ace it the Hole is available on Netflix Streaming.

Posted in Art and Culture | Also tagged , , | 8 Comments

Connect

Sidetrack ad Aubree’s ad BUY LOCAL... or shop at Amazon through this link Banner Initiative Ruth Marks