By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 7, 2013 at 1:50PM
Check out an exclusive clip for documentary "AKA Doc Pomus," on legendary New York songwriter Doc Pomus, which hit theaters in New York October 4, and opens in Los Angeles October 11.
Brooklyn Jew Pomus started out as an improbable blues singer inspired by Joe Turner, and wound up a Brill Building songwriter who churned out more than 1000 songs with a series of collaborators over the years. He churned out many classics (“Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” "Little Sister," “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and hundreds of other hits).
This new doc sheds light on the man behind the lyrics. Revered in the music community for his generosity and charity to the less fortunate, Pomus suffered from polio from an early age and through most of his life was confined to crutches and a wheelchair. Yet during his sixty-five years he managed to work with the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, Lou Reed, and Dr. John.
The film is directed by Peter Miller and Will Hechter. The Huffington Post recently gave it a rave review.