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That was a good one but it was cut off at the root before its prime.

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Heeeeres' Johnny. As a kid would sneak out of bed and hide behind the couch to maybe get a glimpse of Raquel Welch, Angie Dickinson, Dolly Parton or some other current hottie of the,then day (70's). Even today when Youtube throws a Carson clip up there, I can't pass it up

As I recall, Angie almost always had a few drinks before she went on stage. She and Johnny had a great time together.


It's often said that Don Rickles wouldn't survive in today's politically correct world. I agree about some of his material, but the video below shows his wide range of comedy that extends far beyond the 'racy' stuff.



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That was a good one but it was cut off at the root before its prime.
Plus, part of the set burned down after they completed the second season, so it made the decision a lot easier to just cancel it.

Honestly, I've always had a suspicion that there was some sort of insurance thing involved in the fire to recoup some of the massive amounts of money they squandered on it. They say it wasn't arson, but it did happen on a private studio backlot, so there's no guarantee the investigation was a thorough as it normally would be...

Of course, HBO has had 3 major set fires, though Westworld was a result of wild fires.

Ever since the production of "Gone With the Wind" burnt down a ton of old sets to stage the burning of Atlanta, I've always seen studio fires as a potential new means to rebuild and upgrade the facilities on the insurance company's dime. Universal, in particular, seems to have a lot of bad luck in this regard, including one in 1990 that was confirmed to be arson. In the case of the 1990 fire, it burnt the sets for a movie that later flopped, yet (like the others), the film vault and the Courthouse set were spared despite being right in the midst of it. On the other hand, the King Kong attraction has twice had major upgrades performed following fires and the backlot has had a major do-over after the last fire.
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Plus, part of the set burned down after they completed the second season, so it made the decision a lot easier to just cancel it.

Honestly, I've always had a suspicion that there was some sort of insurance thing involved in the fire to recoup some of the massive amounts of money they squandered on it. They say it wasn't arson, but it did happen on a private studio backlot, so there's no guarantee the investigation was a thorough as it normally would be...

Of course, HBO has had 3 major set fires, though Westworld was a result of wild fires.

Ever since the production of "Gone With the Wind" burnt down a ton of old sets to stage the burning of Atlanta, I've always seen studio fires as a potential new means to rebuild and upgrade the facilities on the insurance company's dime. Universal, in particular, seems to have a lot of bad luck in this regard, including one in 1990 that was confirmed to be arson. In the case of the 1990 fire, it burnt the sets for a movie that later flopped, yet (like the others), the film vault and the Courthouse set were spared despite being right in the midst of it. On the other hand, the King Kong attraction has twice had major upgrades performed following fires and the backlot has had a major do-over after the last fire.
Somebody needs to make a movie about this.
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The Shield. I haven't seen an equally engrossing character drama before it or ever since, and most importantly, it did not overstay its welcome.
The shield gets forgotten and it’s a shame. One of the best ever!!!
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Somebody needs to make a movie about this.
Heck, there are studios that existed - or pretended to exist - purely to defraud investors. These don't even cover the "legit" shell companies movie studios use to hide profits from blockbusters. For example:

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramen...ie-studio.html

https://nypost.com/2014/11/07/sec-hi...-studio-plans/

https://www.cfo.com/fraud/2016/09/mo...complex-fraud/

https://www.nola.com/news/business/a...8515cfe6c.html

Then you have Franchise Pictures, which existed and actually made movies, but somehow lost money on pretty much every one of them. It seems, the worse the movie, the more they wanted to make it and overspend to do it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franchise_Pictures

Of course, if you can't convince people you're up to the task of starting a studio, perhaps you can just invent a movie:

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/bus...-flna1C8882213
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