And the Oscars are . . . 93
The Oscars was a 1929 brain drain from MGM’s second “M” – Louis B. Mayer. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Blossom Room, 250 egos swallowing fish and chicken. Douglas Fairbanks delivered a quick, calm speech. No media.
LB Mayer: “Medals, awards attached to film egos. Then they kill themselves to produce what you want.” These gilded figurines — which were even announced before they were given away — took up a magazine paragraph.
Janet Gaynor, 22, won Best Actress for her role in three films. Best Actor, Emil Jannings. In 1939, director Margaret Herrick thought the statuette resembled her uncle Oscar. Apparently that’s how the name started.
time to eat
Restaurants are revived. After hitting the opening bell, Jesse Jackson beat Midtown’s Bice Cucina. Michael Cohen, with the woman but without the ankle bracelet, nodded to the spectators in the fresco. On the plaza, between sips of martini, she chatted to everyone—Martha Stewart. Friday at the Macanudo Cigar Bar, Giuliani and Sharpton.
Alongside Florida’s rotten oranges and potted seniors, Pepe Fanjul hosted a fundraiser at his Palm Beach farm for Mehmed Oz Running off the TV into the Pennsylvania Senate race. A cheap guy who thought the donation was $250 replied yes. When he found out it was $250,000, he thought “Shove it” and jumped on a burger instead.
Lent includes two spiritual tests: 40 years the Israelites wandered; Jesus fasted for 40 days. If he oversees both republics and dems today, some vaccinated, some maskless, he would have considered most to be Pharisees and Sadducees.
televangelist Pat Robertson claims Putin’s goal “is to act against Israel, and as foretold in the Book of Ezekiel,” Ukraine is a “base” for an eventual Armageddon battle.
Rev Robert Jeffress, of First Baptist Church in Dallas: “I don’t care how many rosaries Biden rubs. He is the most godless President in the history of our country.”
Should Garth keep partying?
The letters “G” and “D”—often a beginning of a curse—match Garth Drabinsky’s initials.
“Tyrannical. . . destructive . . . psychopathic . . . Cheater . . . nasty” are some of the nicer things said about him.
Convict. After producing Kiss of the Spider Woman and failing a production company’s arithmetic, he went to prison for fraud and forgery.
There’s even a documentary floating around: Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky. Imagine what he would get if people liked him.
Thing is a glimpse of ex-employees, players like Chita Rivera, Diahann Carroll, Elaine Stritch calling him “my favorite convicted producer”.
After years in the can, this guy is even producing a new show. Paradise Square opens on April 3rd. He intends this as his comeback.
Legislators today want criminals to be treated well—that is, . . . walk.
He is a legacy
James Nederlander, who owned nine theaters plus the palace, produced over 100 B’way shows including Annie, La Cage aux Folles, Nine and Sweet Charity. The musical “Rent” performed by the Nederlanders was the fuel for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick”. . . Boom!” My friend James would have been 100 on Thursday. His son Jimmy is producing “Mr. Saturday Night,” which premieres at the Nederlander Theater two days earlier.
QUESTION: Who has an IQ of 200? Reply: Russia.
Not just said in New York, kids, not just said in New York.
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