I’m From Hollywood

NR, 56 min. Directed by Lynne Margulies. Starring Andy Kaufman, Jerry Lawler.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., Jan. 13, 2000

The last two screenings went over so well that the Alamo has decided to show the Kaufman tribute program yet a third time – this time with the addition of I’m From Hollywood, which focuses on Kaufman’s feud with Jerry Lawler and interviews with Kaufman’s Taxi co-stars. In recognition of the release of Man on the Moon, the Alamo Drafthouse and The Show With No Name also present My Breakfast With Blassie, a spoof of Louis Malle’s My Dinner With Andre, along with a series of rare Kaufman film clips, live appearances, game-show cameos, Letterman appearances, and short features. Directed by the notorious Johnny Legend (movie producer, director, archivist, star, and rockabilly singer), My Breakfast With Blassie was shot over breakfast at Sambo’s with Kaufman and wrestling figure Fred Blassie. The film print comes from Legend’s private collection; the other assorted clips come from The Show With No Name.

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KEYWORDS FOR THIS FILM

I’m From Hollywood, Lynne Margulies, Andy Kaufman, Jerry Lawler

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