Latest Lou Adler Stories

2008-12-07 21:59:31

Elmer Valentine, a former Chicago police officer who helped start the go-go dancing craze as owner of Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, has died at 85. Valentine died at his home in Los Angeles Wednesday, producer Lou Adler -- Valentine's business partner and friend -- said. Adler told the Los Angeles Times Valentine had been in poor health for four years. In a 2000 interview with Vanity Fair, Valentine said the first go-go dancer was an accident, when he decided to use a female DJ at the club....

2008-08-14 18:00:28

By MARK JEFFERIES MTV and Sky Movies will do the time warp again - after signing up to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show. More than 30 years after the original film version they are teaming up with the film's executive producer, Lou Adler. The cast and director for the new version of the camp classic are yet to be confirmed but Adler and Gail Berman will executive produce the project, using the screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien. The 1975 movie starred Tim Curry,...

2008-08-14 18:00:28

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is to be remade, more than 30 years after the original version, which became one of the most popular musical movies of all time. The time warp will be done again with the film's original executive producer, Lou Adler, Sky Movies confirmed. The camp classic, which features a "sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania", is being revived in a partnership deal for Sky Movies in the UK and MTV in the United States. The cast and director for the new...

2008-08-13 21:00:18

A remake of the 1975 cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" reportedly is to be co-financed by Sky Movies in England and MTV in the United States. The original movie musical starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf, and was based on the 1973 stage show "The Rocky Horror Show" by Richard O'Brien. The BBC said no cast or director has been announced for the new version, which is to premiere in the United Kingdom. on the Sky Movies Channel. Lou Adler, executive...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.