Here is the complete, one-hour video of “Assisting the Classics” – a panel event in which I participated as part of TCM’s Classic Film Festival at the Hollywood Roosevelt in April of 2023. The moderator is TCM host Alicia Malone and the other two panelists discuss their experiences working for George Cukor and Stiller & Meara. I discuss getting the job with Groucho, some of the luminaries I encountered, dealing with Erin Fleming, dating the same girl as Zeppo, the upside and downside of getting close to my hero in his final years, and the book/film of RAISED EYEBROWS: MY YEARS INSIDE GROUCHO’S HOUSE.
I had the pleasure of being invited to participate in a panel entitled “ASSISTING THE CLASSICS” at TCM’s Classic Film Festival in Hollywood on April 15, 2023! TCM’s Alicia Malone was the host and the other two panelists had worked for Stiller & Meara and George Cukor. As each person told a story, the projected overhead image changed to suit the teller; in my case it was the cover of “RAISED EYEBROWS.” Here’s a brief clip from that most-enjoyable event: