Happy Birthday Otto Preminger

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A toast to one of Hollywood’s great taboo-breakers and cultural shakers. I’d like to think that Otto is smiling down approvingly on my lifelong pursuit to inoculate SKIDOO, his 1968 psychedelic masterpiece (or disasterpiece depending on your bent) into the cultural consciousness, which I’ll humbly take some credit (or blame) for. Being quoted and interviewed about SKIDOO for Foster Hirsch’s epic 2007 bio, “Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King” remains one of my proudest moments along with actually meeting Hope Preminger and her expression of incredulity at my love for the film. Remember, it takes two to Skidoo…

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