News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

Mel Brooks and the real story of his film, Young Frankenstein




Mel Brooks with one of the stars of Young Frankenstein, Marty Feldman
Mel Brooks with one of the stars of Young Frankenstein, Marty Feldman
Mel Brooks with one of the stars of Young Frankenstein, Marty Feldman
Mel Brooks in his Culver City office.


Listen to story

10:46
Download this story 25.0MB

Legendary comedian/actor/director Mel Brooks is one of the world's best known creators of comedy. His credits include such films as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie and High Anxiety.

But his favorite, of all the films he has ever done, is the 1974 classic, Young Frankenstein.

That film starred Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr,  and Madeleine Kahn. And recently he co-wrote a book, with Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan, that told the behind the scenes story of the film, Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61hcF3OShEL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

This week, Brooks will be appearing at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA, offering an exclusive look at his storied career, and the making of the film, so Alex Cohen traveled to his Culver City office to talk to him.