Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Making of George Jefferson …

Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

I first met Sherman in the early 1980’s when I worked for producer Norman Lear as the publicist for “The Jeffersons,” which became the longest running series in the history of television at that time.

Through “The Jeffersons” and particularly the years that followed, there were many memorable moments. Being Isabel Sanford’s manager, I was able to place both of them into many television and film projects where their contributions to American pop culture were celebrated as they recreated their roles of George and Louise Jefferson, including many personal appearance trips to Italy where “The Jeffersons” grew to be a tremendous hit.

I have always thought that both Isabel and Sherman never quite got their due. For me, they will always been one of television’s most memorable, yet most overlooked, duos.

It is, indeed, the end of an era.

We have just uploaded a nearly ten minute segment of my interview with Sherman from November 1992 interview for our live Beverly Hills-based coffee shop chat show. There is a short promo that just went up on You Tube. After watching that, I hope you will view the entire piece at for a really interesting look at the making of George Jefferson as Sherman tells it.

In honoring Sherman, we also honor Isabel and have returned her to the Now Playing section. On the Home page, you can run (or rerun) the first segment of our three parter with her from 1992. The other two segments are available for viewing on-demand in the RerunIt Library.

I hope they are both smiling down on us from their “deelux” apartment in the sky …


Before the Dark Knight rose …

Christian Bale is The Dark Knight

Christian Bale is The Dark Knight

Long before the Dark Knight could rise, Bob Kane put pen to paper and created one of the greatest superhero icons ever. That was back in 1939 when Kane created The Bat-Man – and the rest is pop culture history.

Back in 1992, Bob Kane was a guest on our Beverly Hills-based coffee shop chat show Lemack & Company LIVE. While we have featured some clips from that interview in the collection previously, we have just added nearly 18 minutes of never-before-seen (since its original live broadcast) footage from that program.

In it, Kane talks about his background, his upbringing, how The Bat-Man came to be created – and what he thinks of those who have donned the cape and played the role on film and in television up to that time.

My bad 1990’s hair asides, I am happy to share this with you. Enjoy!

Brad Lemack, Los Angeles, Summer 2012

Sticky post

Morbi mollis lacinia lacus et accumsan. Nunc vel urna fringilla, vestibulum lectus nec, congue est. Nullam bibendum odio nec quam adipiscing, in ultricies libero dictum. Vivamus et laoreet ligula, a accumsan lorem. Phasellus ullamcorper, lectus sed pharetra posuere, augue turpis eleifend nulla, et molestie sapien elit vel augue. Aliquam quis purus fermentum massa facilisis cursus. Maecenas ac lorem ac quam congue hendrerit. Donec vitae ultrices nibh. Aenean elit quam, ullamcorper facilisis nunc id, vehicula consequat tortor. Duis a orci egestas, porta massa in, facilisis mauris. Pellentesque id congue sem.

Vestibulum in semper magna. Aliquam eleifend eu erat ultricies ullamcorper. Nulla feugiat pharetra nunc, sed hendrerit lorem adipiscing quis. Quisque mi elit, cursus nec fringilla nec, pharetra pellentesque diam. Pellentesque blandit lectus magna, quis vestibulum tortor fringilla tristique. Integer lacinia orci ligula, ac tempus nisi tempus vitae. Ut ut eleifend leo. Sed a nunc at neque congue commodo. Duis aliquam arcu in sollicitudin facilisis. Nulla facilisi. Fusce ornare dolor turpis, ac sodales est egestas quis. Suspendisse quis tortor tempus, tristique nulla sed, cursus sapien. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Cras turpis sem, lobortis at ultricies ac, blandit eget mauris.

Nulla accumsan est id eros vulputate porta. Etiam sed viverra tortor. Quisque pretium, ligula eu faucibus sollicitudin, lacus risus fermentum est, id auctor justo sapien sed massa. Suspendisse sed velit eget lacus vehicula ornare. Curabitur luctus sollicitudin porttitor. Suspendisse potenti. Integer ipsum risus, elementum non purus et, sollicitudin venenatis tortor.

Maecenas ultrices adipiscing sem, quis semper metus hendrerit et. In felis augue, ultrices vitae metus at, porta varius enim. Curabitur facilisis blandit massa, sed venenatis velit aliquet sit amet. Maecenas adipiscing consectetur dui, eu gravida nulla tempus sit amet. Phasellus non dolor vel arcu eleifend iaculis. Vestibulum et cursus ante, non fermentum dui. Vivamus imperdiet, est sit amet eleifend sagittis, lectus tortor scelerisque tellus, sit amet volutpat sem purus nec nibh. Maecenas risus ligula, sollicitudin eu sollicitudin tempus, aliquam sed nulla. Proin a ante ligula. Proin interdum elit feugiat dui suscipit, ac porta arcu fermentum. Aliquam fringilla fringilla tellus quis pellentesque. Cras ac odio elementum, mollis nisl id, elementum metus. Vestibulum accumsan laoreet lacus, et cursus eros ultricies et.

Cras vel augue a libero fringilla elementum. Duis vitae pretium eros. Sed a vestibulum arcu, eget viverra nulla. Vestibulum in metus fermentum arcu facilisis posuere. Suspendisse quis pellentesque dui. Suspendisse consectetur, leo eu volutpat dignissim, urna sapien accumsan purus, id dapibus felis libero adipiscing tellus. Pellentesque ultrices vulputate dui ut lacinia. Praesent id lorem non justo molestie consequat a nec risus. Donec laoreet sapien vel diam lacinia, nec sagittis sem ultricies. Donec scelerisque, lorem nec lobortis laoreet, ipsum velit ornare ipsum, et gravida massa sem at dui.