The one, the only, the wonder that is Mel Brooks is on the show today. I listened to the interview Friday and, well, I laughed and I cried. When he was talking about his late wife, the actor Anne Bancroft, to whom he was married for 40 years and who died in 2005, I laughed and cried simultaneously. At that point he’s talking to David Bianculli about learning Polish so that he and Bancroft could perform “Sweet Georgia Brown” together in that language, the clip of which is above. It’s fantastic.
Dennis Stock’s image of James Dean in Times Square, marked with Pablo Inirio’s printing notations.