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John Cleese’s Early Days on ‘I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again’

When John Cleese looks back on his life in the first volume of his memoir, So, Anyway…, he doesn’t say that the happiest time in his life was starring in an immensely popular sit-com with his then-wife. 146 more words

Flashback Review: Rat Race

In the early 1960’s, two films called “The Great Race” and “It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World,” both came out in separate years in 1965 and 1963. 628 more words


In search of the write stuff

When attending a book festival to listen to an author talk about his or her book, you can bet a pound to a penny that a member of the audience will raise a hand to ask the writer one particular question: Where do your ideas come from? 768 more words


The Download with Jones and Caro: Full Show (8/31/17)

Chris Jones and Mark Caro are in for Justin Kaufmann on The Download and they are joined by plenty of guests including George Takei and Camilla Cleese! 237 more words

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Blue nose, blue pencil


Here’s part 2 of BBFC secretary/gentle maniac A.T.L. Watkins’ 1949 article on the British Board of Film Censors. Part 1 is here. Now read on ~ 646 more words


At Last the 1948 Show!

Another great rehearsal today for At Last the 1948 Show! Lauren Pizzi and Bill Russell are going to kill with “The Wonderful World of the Ant.” We’ll be opening on September 8th at the iO Chicago, featuring the lovely and talented Camilla Cleese–you won’t want to miss it. Nuff said!