Mel Brooks, All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business

December 12, 2021 $36.00
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One Night Only! A Virtual Evening with Mel Brooks!

MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents

Mel Brooks, All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business

Presented in Partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center

With Independent Booksellers: A Cappella Books, Atlanta; and Books & Books, Coral Gables

SPONSORED BY GREENBERG TRAURIG

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE PRE-RECORDED; ALL VIEWER QUESTIONS WILL BE SOLICITED IN ADVANCE!

QUESTION FOR MEL? Please email book.festival@atlantajcc.org

“Laugh-out-loud hilarious and always fascinating, from the great Mel Brooks. What else do you expect from the man who knew Jesus and dated Joan of Arc?”—Billy Crystal

At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words.

For anyone who loves American comedy, the long wait is over. Here are the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny.

All About Me! charts Mel Brooks’s meteoric rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Whether serving in the United States Army in World War II, or during his burgeoning career as a teenage comedian in the Catskills, Mel was always mining his experiences for material, always looking for the perfect joke. His iconic career began with Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, where he was part of the greatest writers’ room in history, which included Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. After co-creating both the mega-hit 2000-Year Old Man comedy albums and the classic television series Get Smart, Brooks’s stellar film career took off. He would go on to write, direct, and star in The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs, as well as produce groundbreaking and eclectic films, including The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favorite Year. Brooks then went on to conquer Broadway with his record-breaking, Tony-winning musical, The Producers.

All About Me! offers fans insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work, and offers details about the many close friendships and collaborations Brooks had, including those with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his life, Anne Bancroft.

Filled with tales of struggle, achievement, and camaraderie (and dozens of photographs), readers will gain a more personal and deeper understanding of the incredible body of work behind one of the most accomplished and beloved entertainers in history.

THE FINE PRINT

BOOKS & SHIPPING
Please note: All About Me! Is not signed. Your ticket includes book shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take 7 – 10 business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays.

ZOOM LINKS:
Links will be sent 24 hours and again 1 hour before the program start from the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta to the email you used when you purchased your ticket. The link is unique to you and is not shareable. If shared, you may not be able to access the program!  If you don’t receive the link, please check your SPAM folder. Still have questions? Please email book.festival@atlantajcc.org.

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EVENT RECORDINGS:
Can’t make the date? Event recording for ticket holders will be available 24 hours after the event for a limited time; please email bookfestival@atlantajcc.org if you would like to receive the link

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When
Sunday, December 12, 2021, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Price
$36.00 Book + Virtual Ticket
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