Amid her 90 years in entertainment, Rose Marie worked in every facet of show business from Hollywood Squares to The Dick Van Dyke Show to Vegas, Broadway and vaudeville. Characters like Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, and Jerry Lewis all played a part in her story of fame, love, tragedy, and success. Jason Wise’s WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH is being heralded as the greatest untold story in show business.
We at the Angelika New York were so thrilled to have gotten to show this incredible film and host Q&As with the filmmakers, as well as many special guests including Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Marshall, and even Rose Marie’s daughter Georgiana “Noopy” Rodrigues.
Upon the film’s initial screenings, prior to theatrical release, Carl Reiner raved that it was the best documentary about anyone that he’d ever seen – no bullshit! Listen to his reaction below:
No bullshit – WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH is the best documentary that Carl Reiner has ever seen!! It opens TONIGHT with an advance screening and Q&A + we've got Q&As tomorrow & Saturday as well with Peter Marshall, Bebe Neuwirth, Jason Wise and Christina Wise! https://goo.gl/UvSrqcWait for Your Laugh Documentary Film – 2017
Posted by Angelika Film Center on Thursday, November 2, 2017
Throughout our time playing the film and hosting Q&As, here’s what we learned:
1. Rose Marie is tough as nails:
2. She is a pro at scrap-booking and a collector of everything from film reels to salt packets:
3. And the rumors about what happened backstage at Hollywood Squares are no exaggeration:
In short, showing a film that centered on the life of such a legend was a true pleasure for us at the Angelika. Learn more about WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH here.
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