Mel Brooks prepares to take the Vegas stage for the first time this weekend! Mr. Brooks just celebrated his 91st birthday - Rose and Gail wish him the very best.
Rose and Gail talk to Emily Saliers about family, the headiness of early success, religion, motherhood, and her enduring partnership with Amy Ray.
Rose and Gail begin their mother-daughter musical podcast kibitzing with Mel Brooks about his early Brooklyn days, and comic journey to life and work. To hear Mel Brooks' special food memory, please visit Prince Street Podcast.
Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner on The Hollywood Palace performing the 2000 Year Old Man skit
Mel Brooks in Space Balls
Mel Brooks in To Be or Not To Be performing "Naughty Nazis"
"Springtime for Hitler" in The Producers
"Putting on the Ritz" performed by Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle and other scenes from Young Frankenstein
Thank you very much to Mr. Brooks and his teams, Samantha Aviña, Wendy Zukerman, Joseph Lavelle Wilson, Stevie Lane, Julia Donahue, Bobby Bonnet, Dave Schlussman Alex Kapelman, Emily Kennedy, & Matilda Holst.
Christine Cover designed our logo.
Digital management by Samiah Adams.
And a very special thanks to Matthew Reid and to Irene and Norman Margolies.
This episode was produced by Rose Reid and edited by Rose and Gail Reid.
Dara Hirsch scored and mixed the episode. This is a Rose Reid Production.
Theme Music: Anema E Core by Tony Mottola
Next week - on Details Please - I talk to MY childhood music icon, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls!
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