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Marty Feldman's Recently Discovered Memoirs to Be Published in November

Chortle reports that the unpublished memoirs of Marty Feldman, legendary British comedy writer/performer and star of Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein, have recently been found in Feldman's former Los Angeles home. "It's Marty's story from his impoverished childhood in East London in the 1930s to all the famous people he knew, like David Frost, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle," said LA nightclub owner Mark Flanagan, who inherited the property from Feldman's widow Lauretta and discovered the writing. Titled Eye Marty, the book will be available this November (pre-order here) and according to a publisher spokesman, the book is "exactly as Feldman wrote it, his great friend [...]

Alan Spencer Guides You Through Marty Feldman's Directorial Career

Here's Sledge Hammer and Bullet in the Face creator Alan Spencer guiding you through the short-lived directorial career of wildly-talented, bug-eyed British comedian Marty Feldman for Joe Dante's website Trailers from Hell. You might know Marty Feldman best for his role as Igor in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein, but the guy was also an acclaimed comedy writer/director who got screwed over by Hollywood when it came to his work behind the camera. Spencer discusses Feldman's mistreated movies In God We Tru$t (in the above video) and The Last Remake of Beau Geste (after the jump). If you want to hear about Marty Feldman setting up a lemonade stand outside [...]