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Twenty Five Years

I’d like to thank the Academy for this incredible honor… Wait, that’s not it.  Right, here we go now… I’d like to thank Sam Smith for kinda screwing up his acceptance of an Academy Award for best song.  Yeah, that’s more like ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2016 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 6 Comments

Interview with Alan Menken, part one

I don’t remember the first time I met Alan Menken.  No doubt it was at a rehearsal or early performance of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, but I’m sure I was much more excited about the possibility of being in ...

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Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 3 Comments

An Oscar Nightmare

Here's a little summer game for you.  I'm posting a lyric Howard (with music by Alan Menken) wrote on spec for an Academy Award program.  Think Billy Crystal. It wasn't used but I've always thought it was pretty funny. The game is simple ...

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Posted on: August 18th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 3 Comments

John Musker Question Countdown # 6

Question #6 The other day, I was watching Mermaid with commentaries on, and whenever a certain scene came up, John would say, "Oh, Howard wrote that," which surprised Alan Menken. So my question is how much of The Little Mermaid, ...

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Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 Comments

John Musker Question Countdown – Number 9

John Musker here with question #9 in our countdown: “This is a tricky one. How different would Aladdin have turned out had Howard lived? Did Howard ever write a screenplay or did Linda Woolverton write the original draft?” This is almost impossible ...

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 7 Comments

And The Oscar Goes To…

I never watch the Academy Awards anymore now that I can see the good parts commercial-and-speech-free on the Internet. Of course, years ago I watched avidly, and never more avidly than the awards of 1990 when Howard and Alan were nominated ...

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 4 Comments