Next week begins the Otto Preminger film festival at the Film Forum in NYC. To get a headstart on it tune in tonight at 2AM on Turner Classic Movies to see one of Otto’s worst received movies that is now considered a camp classic. Gangsters meet hippies in Skidoo (1969) starring Jackie Gleason and Groucho Marx as a don called God. You haven’t seen anything until you see Carol Channing in bra and panties vie with her nubile daughter Alexandra Hay (pictured and profiled in my new book Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood) for studly mobster Frankie Avalon!!! To top it all off, the end credits are sung.
I saw this at a screening at MOMA and my mouth was agape the entire time. What the hell was Otto smoking when he made this!?!