Do you realize that every time you read a book without pictures you become a production designer, casting director, and costume designer? Hell, you can be a director if you want to. Whether you know it or not, when you read a book without pictures, your brain fills in the blank spots. You can see the people, how they are dressed, which way they are moving, and what it looks like around them. Neat, huh?... (read more: click \'Introduction\' on menu above)

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A short video about the first time I met Mel Brooks and how I won the job on Blazing Saddles. I also talk about my friendship with Jack Starrett and our work on Cleopatra Jones.

Katharine Hepburn Climbs a Fence

Posted by admin On September - 6 - 2009

Video clip: A short story about the first time I met Miss Katharine Hepburn, and the wild ride around Culver City…

Harvey Korman & the Teutonic Twat

Posted by admin On August - 22 - 2009

A short video about Harvey Korman and the Teutonic Twat…

Blazing Saddles

Posted by admin On July - 28 - 2009

You know, it’s a strange thing about Blazing Saddles: It is so brilliantly written that hardly a day goes by that I don’t use at least one line from it. “Somebody go back and get a shit-load of dimes.” “Are you out of your mind, can’t you see that this man is a…?” “Never mind that shit, here comes Mongo.” “Hi, I’m parked over by the commissary.” “Do do that voodoo that you do so well.” “Shit, Bart they said you was hung….” “And they was right.” “This friggin thing is warped.” “Oh what a nice guy.” And the best musical line ever written, “They quote you Byron and Shelly and jump on your belly and bust your balloon. “ Well, you get the message. Rent the damn thing. Look at it and try to get through the next day without using at least one line. “More beans, Mr. Taggert?”