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MAD Magazine poked fun at everything - and changed the world. A peek behind the scenes at this culture rotting institution.
MAD Magazine poked fun at everything - and changed the world. A peek behind the scenes at this culture rotting institution.
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What, me edit?

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Greetings! 

Let's get right into things - editing is moving along - I knew we had some terrific sound bites, but man oh man, do we have a lot to work with! It is a great thrill to hear the story of MAD come to life from the folks who were and still are there. The biggest delay, as always, is getting the celeb interviews - but we may have the inside track on some big names that will really tie the movie together. Cross your fingers!

On another note - we're getting closer to placing B-roll into the movie - and we can use your help!

We are looking for photos and videos of MAD! Pictures of kids reading MAD back in the day, photos of behind the scenes at MAD, the MAD trips, home movies/videos of MAD appearances.

We could also use anyone's help with knowledge on searching/procuring archival television footage of MAD  - commercials, interviews, news hits - I remember as a kid watching MAD on CBS' 30 Minutes, and ABC's Kids Are People Too! - We need that footage!!

Let us know what you have and we can make arrangements to work it in to the movie. 

Thanks for reading and as soon as we have some great news to share, we'll let you know!

Alan

Happy Holidays Everyone!

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 An update is long overdue, our apologies! I hope you have had and continue to have a wonderful holiday season. 

We continue to plug away with the project - sound bites are coming together, the editor is ready to rock, and we've been shooting staged "documentaries - MAD style" to introduce each decade of MAD. I've included a series of photos showcasing our intro to the 1950's and how MAD was perceived as a pathway to destruction of America's children.

We have a handful of interviews yet to conduct of MAD related folk - they are in the planning stages. We recently flew Senior MAD Editor Joe Raiola to the Detroit area for his interview and it was a good one. We haven't nailed down any celeb interviews yet - that's been a tough nut to crack.

We've been planning out post-production, fx, and opening talks of music. Once editing fully kicks in we will be in high gear.

Finally,  I would be remiss on this Christmas Day to thank you once again for the support you have given us. I'm proud of the work we've done so far, and I can't tell you how many people's eyes light up when we tell them what we are working on. Almost everyone has a childhood story to tell about fond memories of MAD. 

Be safe and have a happy New Year.

The names behind the faces

Attached is a link to Tom Richmond's MAD Blog. He has done the forensic science in determining who's who in the MAD New York interviews.

http://www.tomrichmond.com/blog/2013/07/30/mad-men-and-ladies/

Not pictured: 

Richard Williams - longtime MAD cover artist

Peter Kuper - writer/artist Spy vs. Spy

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