AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE TO PRESENT 25th ANNIVERSARY SALUTE TO MEL BROOKS’ "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN" AT NOVEMBER 4th

CAST AND CREW REUNION SCREENING

 

Director Mel Brooks and actress Cloris Leachman In-Person!

Co-sponsored by fXM: Movies from Fox.

November 4, 1999

HOLLYWOOD – Director Mel Brooks and actress Cloris Leachman, among other members of the cast and crew of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974, 20th Century Fox, 105 min.) will appear in person at the American Cinematheque’s November 4, 1999, 8:00 PM 25th Anniversary Salute at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between McCadden and Las Palmas in Hollywood. The film will be screened in a brand new 35mm print.

Though hard to believe, it’s been 25 years since director Mel Brooks launched his hilariously abby-normal homage to 1930’s monster movies on American audiences – one of the strangest, funniest, most brilliantly conceived comedies since the heyday of the Marx Bros. Gene Wilder (who co-wrote the script) stars as Dr. Frankenstein ("That’s Frankensteen") struggling to breathe life into tap-dancing monster Peter Boyle, with demented help from hunchback assistant Marty Feldman, lusty Teri Garr, neurotic girlfriend Madeline Kahn and Frau Blucher herself, Cloris Leachman. Join us for a Special 25th Anniversary Salute to YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, with director Mel Brooks, producer Michael Gruskoff, actress Cloris Leachman, cinematographer Gerald Hirschfeld and other members of the original cast and crew scheduled to attend - !!

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