Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Readers of this blog might be aware that my favorite comedy movie is the 1963 Cinerama release, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World starring an almost endless supply of comedic greats.  Last year I chronicled those in the cast still with us and those who had passed on.

Great to see three of the legends – Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner and Jonathan Winters reunite for this 70mm film festival. 


Assistant Village Idiot said...

I was so pleased until I saw the Ernest Borgnine connection in the story.

Lying wife-beater. Was at high school in North Haven CT a year ahead of my stepfather (Hilltop, or something), who never liked him.

Gringo said...

I liked the movie when it came out. What sticks in my mind is Buster Keaton as the lost old man.

Interesting view of Ernest Borgnine.

My "knew someone famous back in the day" anecdote is that the brightest person in my high school class works in the Obama White House.

Which goes to show you that IQ isn't everything. [This is not a statement on his personality- he was rather congenial- but on his politics.]