Thursday, July 9, 2009

Will You Pay to Hear Rachelle Spector Speak?

In Hollywood at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, July 31st, at 7:30pm, Rachelle Spector will introduce the film, The Big T.N.T. Show. This is a 1966, 93 minute film where her convicted-of-second-degree murdering husband Phil Spector, took over as musical director. Reserve your tickets now before the show sells out.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's hope some of the California crowd able to get there will be outside with signs picketing the place.

I suspect that Rachelle's fame will be short lived. She has nothing much in the brains dept. and the beauty dept is also fading. All she has really is a convicted felon-husband whose infamy brings her bright moments of glory in the spotlight. And of course whatever money he's left behind.

By the way, are there any reports at all of "Phil behind bars"?

Summer's Mom said...

Ahhh! The sweet scent of desperation!

Barry1776 said...

I remember the film - and it would be awesome to see it again - but if she is doing the intro - NO WAY!

Anonymous said...

Actually, film goers who attend would not be coming to see Mrs. Spector (who will be sharing the introductory remarks with Spector’s publicist), but rather a 1966 piece of “ultra rare” Sunset Boulevard music history.

Whoever the linked author is he gives the 1966 film that Phil Spector musically directed glowing reviews, as this excerpt indicates: “Beginning with the clang and chime of Spector’s production for MFQ’s "This Could Be the Night," the viewer is thrust into the finest visual representation of excitement on Sunset Strip during 1965 and 1966.”

Sprocket said...

OF COURSE it's a positive review, lol! The promotion is on the Egyptian Theatre's own site! The review is not on an "independent" site.

Since the Theatre is promoting Rachelle as an introductory speaker, you're also paying to hear her speak.

Nora said...

Hell no, I'd never see her speak, free or not. I think that will be an empty theatre.

Anakerie said...

I think I'll pass.. Rachelle isn't worth a drive down to Southern Calif.. lol...

If they're promoting Rachelle, how full do you think the theater will be? I'm not familiar at all with this film and have to wonder how many people would pay to see it again after all these years.

Anonymous said...

There is a whole subculture of rare art film goers in Los Angeles. I am pretty sure that subculture is separate and distinct from the subculture of people who follow trials in this and other sites. (Kind of like Nancy Grace vs. Federico Fellini.)

In other words, if people are going to see the double feature that night they are going to see the films no matter who is doing the introductions.

The six people commenting negatively here probably would not have gone to see the double feature anyway.

Anonymous said...

This film used to make the midnight-movie circuit, I remember it from the 70's. Would glady watch it for free on TV but would not pay for the privilege. I thought the Egyptian was a classier act than getting into the "exploitation" genre.

What's next for Rachelle, an "engagement" on the side-show circuit with the county fairs? (They used to do this in an earlier time with relatives of notorious criminals and the like, telling a narrative inside a tent and selling brochures....jeez).
Wes J.

Anonymous said...

Betsy I just went to the website provided, the American Cinematheque is a federally-registered 501c3, it means a nonprofit and I think its shameful that such an organization would associate with likes of Phil Spector & Co., AND I intend to tell them so in a snail-mail letter. (I like to send snail mail because I can write rude comments in large-block letters in the return address space of the envelope, and it gets their attention).

Clueless Chelle said...

You better believe I am going to call the place today and speak to someone in charge.

Outrageous and disgusting.

CC

Anonymous said...

Not a cent of mine will go to anything with the Spectors' name on it. I enjoyed his music, but now cannot support him in any way. He is a bad man regardless of his talent. Only when Lana's family wins the right to his fortune will I consider purchasing a nostalgic tune. Talent does not trump murder without remorse.

richard said...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll be there with friends. Its a great movie, not available on DVD and rarely shown. It doesnt matter to me who makes the introductions.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the film, minus Rachelle. She doesn't even know who Dick Clark is, so I doubt she knows anything about this film.
She needs to get her ignorant self together, support her husband, and go visit him. Sorry excuse for a wife.

shari said...

OMG....I remember this movie! It IS now a cult classic. I am sure someone will show up out there in Cali land. I wouldn't, but then I am like the previous poster who mentioned it can be seen every now and then on late nite tv. Maybe Rachelle can dress up like Elvira, mistress of the dark, and give her opening! She could borrow one of Phils dark wigs.

Anonymous said...

Does it include pole-dancing and lap dances? If not, not sure Roachelle has anything to offer.

Mrs. Beechwood said...

Regarding Mrs. Spector:

You all are so judgmental!

And have EVERY right to be! Devoted fans like Sandra Horine, myself, Jonathan R and "A Friend" plus a couple of others are writing Mr. Spector to tell him the truth about his wife. I used to be a big fan of Mrs. Spector's until I learned the truth!

God bless you all,
Harriet

Janet said...

How funny. Let's let her have her 15 minutes and maybe she'll go away.

She made out quite well for her timely marriage to Spector. Has control of his money, lives in the castle. But she is rather trapped.

If Spector was to divorce her, she may be out on her rump. She has to appear to be working on his behalf.

It certainly may be a true-love marriage. But then I'm opinionated and judgemental...

Mrs. Beechwood said...

Mrs. Spector doesn't have ANY time to visit Mr. Spector in prison
yet she has all the time in the world to promote a movie and get attention from the public?

She has some skewed priorities.

Mr. Spector, get thee a divorce!
Harriet

Nora said...

Good point, but maybe he is supporting her doing this, perhaps as a way to gain sympathy for him and keep his appeal alive?

Anonymous said...

So how much are they paying people to go listen to Rachelle speak?

Or.. wait. I think I got it wrong. They want people to pay THEM to see and hear her? Huh. Probably not. :)

Anonymous said...

I think he's having her do it to keep his fame alive. IMHO If he can't promote himself he's going to have her do it.

Anonymous said...

If I recall, he isn't allowed visitors for at least 30 days. That would be about the week of the 27th of July that would be her earliest. Maybe she'll get a visit with PS and go and do the intro. It keeps his name out there. People can soon forget about you if you are out of sight and mind too long. Did anyone hear anything new as to how he is making out in prison?

Anonymous said...

I find it ironic that Ms. Spector is introducing a film she knows nothing about. It's like showing an Alain Resnais film and inviting Sarah Palin to discuss it.

That particular music scene is completely alien to Rachelle Spector. She's clueless. It was way, way before her time. Just like her, uh, "husband."

Nora said...

Now, now, no need to bring Sarah Palin into this. Palin is NOT clueless, either. It is not ironic that Rachelle is introducing a film that she might know nothing about (isn't that speculation?)...it would be foolish and a bad move.

Sprocket said...

One and only notice. This is the last of the political references allowed in comments.

Thank you.

Sprocket said...

Here is an interesting review out of the New Zealand Herold, of the crocku--I mean, documentary of Phil Spector The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector.

New Zealand Herold

Nora said...

lol I can think of nothing more repulsive to watch.

Sprocket said...

Correction: That's the New Zealand Herald.... not Herold, lol!

Anonymous said...

Sprocket, do you know anything about the Phil Spector piece ABC was going to show on July 10?

(reference to the program is paragraph 10)
http://www.nypost.com/seven/07172009/gossip/cindy/hillary_watchers_say_shes_not_real_happy_179792.htm?page=0

I wonder if Chelle will make a cameo.

stroopman@pacbell.net said...

Our old friend Henry Lee is in court soon:

http://www.stargazette.com/article/20090719/NEWS01/907190362

His history will be catching up with him, if the defense has its way and introduces his behavior and the judicial notice from Spector I.