New to DVD and VOD this week:
THE FABULOUS ALLAN CARR
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The story of the flamboyant entertainment impresario behind GREASE and CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC.
Though never a household name, for several decades, Allan Carr was the ultimate, if unlikely, Hollywood insider and power player. He demonstrated a savvy sense of marketing, responsible for Oscar campaigns for well-respected films like THE DEER HUNTER, while also serving as talent manager and producer, reaping the sizeable benefits of properties like GREASE, and even Broadway hits like LA CAGE AUX FOLLES until bad decisions, most notably the infamously poorly received 1989 Academy Awards ceremony he produced, led to a carer freefall. With both humor and respect, Schwarz and an assemblage of famed collaborators and admirers entertaingly recount how the eccentric, effeminate Carr got into the business, initially through theatre and later television, and how he parlayed success in these endeavors to conquer Hollywood, benefitting from a penchant for self-promotion and throwing outlandish parties.