Zack Norman is Sammy in Chief Zabu
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"Zack Norman is Sammy in Chief Zabu" is kind of a weird story:
Variety (the entertainment trade newspaper) ran an advertisement on page two every day for almost four years.
It was a small box with a black-and-white headshot of character actor Zack Norman with the caption "Zack Norman is Sammy in Chief Zabu".
To the best of my Google abilities, the film "Chief Zabu" never picked up a distributor, and no one but the makers has ever really seen it. Zack Norman has continued working steadily in Hollywood.
But to my satisfaction, no one has yet explained to anyone;
- What was the purpose of this ad?
- Why did it run for so long?
- Who could afford to continuously place it so prominently in this major magazine?
- Why did it feature that particular combination of obscure film and obscure actor?
Well, I'm still in the Mafia, and I finished writing off the picture, so we're gonna open it Friday at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, California.
For tickets and showtimes: http://www.laemmle.com/films/41327#get-tickets
For t-shirts: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/103437-chief-zabu
All my love, Zack ... but you can call me Sammy.
But I gotta think--the story of how this movie got made...would make a *great* movie!