<i>Blazing Saddles</i>, <i>Get Smart</i>, <i>Young Frankenstein</i>, <i>The Producers</i>, <i>The Twelve Chairs</i>, <i>History of the World Part I</i>, <i>Spaceballs</i>… the list is as expansive as any other auteur who has ever operated in Hollywood. It goes without saying that Mel Brooks is a legend, but what would he have done differently? What shot in what film didn’t go exactly as he had planned? Were the fart sound effects in <i>Blazing Saddles</i> containing the right kind of resonance? These are the kinds of questions that you could be putting to Mel himself at a special benefit event for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society where Mel will sit for an extended Q&A. You can see a screen legend in the flesh next week, but you can first talk to him here on KPCC.
<i>*Mel will be featured at a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society next Monday, September 27th at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood starting at 7:30pm. The event is an interview with Mel and then an extended Q&A w/the audience. Tickets & information at the Society website, www.lls.org</i>
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