RETURN OF THE B’S
Gersh agent David Kopple emails to say that he has helped organize what looks like a great event at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on Thursday, March 9: a tribute to his grandfather, B-movie producer Jack Broder. Broder was a Russian-Polish immigrant who helped create the distribution company Realart Pictures and who produced 15 low-budget genre pictures in the ’50s and ’60s.
The evening features screenings of two of Broder’s films: Kid Monk Baroni, which features Leonard Nimoy in his first starring role as an NYC-gangster-turned boxer, and the comedy Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla. Between the two films wil be a discussion with Leonard Nimoy, Jack Larson and Mona Knox from Kid Monk Baroni and Judd Bernard, the unit publicist on Bela Lugois Meets a Broolyn Gorilla. Go to the American Cinematheque website, above, for more info.