Shinbone Alley (1957). Musical. Book by Joe Darion and Mel Brooks
. Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis
. Music by George Kleinsinger. Lyrics by Joe Darion
. Music and Choral Direction by Maurice Levine. Music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger. Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal
. Additional Musical ...
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[on Hedy famously suing him] I was very flattered by it. I was extremely flattered by it. I was so flattered, I actually wrote Hedy a letter, thanking her, that a big, famous movie star, like her, could take notice of a little not-well-known writer, like myself. Because of it, Hedy and I became close. Besides my father, Hedy is the only person who got mad enough at me to yell at me in Hebrew. I ...
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His films often make numerous references to previous films whether a poster or cassette or an actual line spoken