Item #14764 MR. WARMTH: THE DON RICKLES PROJECT. A Framed Certificate. Don Rickles.


New York: Film Society of Lincoln Center, 2007. First edition. No binding single sheet. A framed certificate declaring Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project documentary film, directed by John Landis was the 'Official Selection' of the New York Film Festival. Certificate measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches, matted in red and framed to 12 1/4 x 14 3/4 overall with black frame. This documentary film about stand-up comedian Don Rickles was first screened at the 2007 New York Film Festival. The film and its producers; Robert Engelman, John Landis, Mike Richardson, and Larry Rickles, earned a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special in 2008. Don Rickles also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music program for his appearance in the documentary. The film consists of performance clips from throughout Rickles' career interspersed with recent interviews with him. A show at the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas from 2006 is featured most prominently. The film also features some of Rickles' notable TV and movie appearances, including his many appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. There are also interviews from several stand up performers and celebrities who have encountered Rickles over the years that includes; Dave Attell, Ernest Borgnine, Mario Cantone, Jack Carter, Roger Corman, Billy Crystal, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Penn Jillette Jimmy Kimmel, Larry King, Peter Lassally, John Lasseter, Steve Lawrence, Jay Leno, Richard Lewis, George Lopez, Peggy March, Ed McMahon, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Sidney Poitier, Carl Reiner, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Rivers Chris Rock, Roseanne Barr, Bob Saget, Martin Scorsese, Sara Silverman, Bobby Slayton, Keely Smith, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers John Stamos, Harry Dean Stanton, George Wallace and Robin Williams.The film was generally liked by critics. Much of the praise was directed at Rickles himself for being such an engaging personality. One critic compared Rickles and his sense of humor favorably to the racist comments of Michael Richards and the anti-Semitic statements of Mel Gibson writing: "While Rickles seems to mock ethnicity, body type, weight, age and all the other stuff that we're not supposed to make fun of, he's actually defusing all of those things. And once they're deflated by humor, they lose, at least for a moment their potency. What becomes clear in Landis' film is that Rickles is really a softie, a guy who loves humanity and life. The guy they still call Mr. Warmth really is, and that's apparently the worst-kept secret in show business. Proveance: The Estate Sale of Don and Barbara Rickles. Fine condition. Item #14764

Price: $250.00

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