Would you believe folks, the author has discovered yet another television and entertainment industry personality who – in retrospect- though both lauded and despised in equal measure, was portrayed by the identical host actor who was also recently identified as having brought to life the historical characterization of the former Soviet president, Mikhail Gorbachev?
Thus, the necessity for this third installment involving the man known to world history as “Mikhail Gorbachev”.
Yes, inconceivable as it may seem, empirical analysis has revealed this is so and, on this occasion, it will be revealed that, after becoming a legend in the world of comedy as “Lou Costello” and before assuming his role on the world stage as “Mikhail Gorbachev”, his host actor (iconic Hollywood actor Rod Steiger and the hidden father of the “late” Burt Reynolds AKA Marlon Brando) also starred as the obstreperous, loquacious, and often controversial host – get this folks – of ABC’s popular Monday Night Football and, the inaugural host of a show that would go on to become a cornerstone of corporate network television, the comedy sketch franchise, Saturday Night Live!
Indeed, grab your crash helmet, for this installment shall prove to be yet another wild experience on the unpredictable roller coaster ride known as Post-Modern Reality Simulation! Continue reading “Comrade Gorbachev was once a Hollywood ‘contender’? PART III”
In the Part I of this installment, it was revealed that Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the fallen USSR, was portrayed by the once renowned Hollywood actor and hidden father of Burt Reynolds AKA Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger.
Now, we shall also learn that Steiger – after faking his death as “Lou Costello” in 1959 – and before transitioning into the former Soviet president, became one of network television’s most beloved courtroom lawyers, a man named – wait for it folks – MASON.
But along the way, during the course of one’s investigation, it was discovered that Costello’s former partner in comedy, “Bud Abbott” – after faking his death in 1964 – moved on to become one of Hollywood’s most renowned film directors, “Mel Brooks”.
Perhaps, you’ve even seen some of Brooks’ seminal work featured on some cable television or corporate satellite television network?
As for Steiger’s famous courtroom television character, yet another actor and key participant in the phenomenon known as Post-Modern Reality Simulation, Barry Diller AKA Austro-German prince Eduard von Furstenberg, once sung a song – the thudding audio of which can be heard in the video displayed above – in honor of Mason’s memory while acting in one of his more famous music industry character incarnations, Ozzy Osbourne.
SEE: A peek behind the curtain of OZ.
Yes folks, once again, we shall dare to venture deep into the rabbit hole of the phenomenon known as Post-Modern Reality Simulation. Continue reading “Comrade Gorbachev was once a Hollywood ‘Contender’? PART II”
As a salutary preamble, the author would like to thank all of those loyal readers who may have helped make the newly released novel, Sky Parlor, into an official Amazon Hot New Release a mere one week after being published (http://amzn.to/2Wh4ich).
But now, on to the business at hand.
From a previous installment, one’s loyal readers may recall the author’s positive identification – through thorough investigation utilizing ear biometrics, and both facial and voice pattern recognition analysis – of Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds AKA Marlon Brando as the host actor behind the “official” historical portrayal of Russian Premiere, Vladimir Putin.
As we’ve discovered, many of America’s “elected” presidents were fictional characters set upon the world stage and portrayed by actors. Now, we are about to discover, America is not the only nation in world history to have participated in the sinister phenomenon we have all come to know as PMRS, or Post-Modern Reality Simulation.
Although many regular visitors and loyal readers may be less familiar with the vintage Hollywood comedy team of Abbott and Costello, and with the once revered Hollywood movie director/producer Mel Brooks, nevertheless, would you believe – though each individual career arc would seem unrelated, all of these characters – former Supreme Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev included – have one thing in common: An identical host actor? Continue reading “Comrade Gorbachev was once a Hollywood ‘Contender’?”