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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Comedy Classic 'Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood November 27, 2013 at 2:05PM

Who's Afraid of Richard Pryor's Sneakers? continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip," Pryor's now classic "concert" film wherein he prowls the stage of the Hollywood Paladium for 82 remarkable minutes, gleefully riffing on his personal lifewhile effortlessly embodying a multitude of characters.
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"Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip"
"Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip"

Who's Afraid of Richard Pryor's Sneakers? continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip," Pryor's now classic "concert" film wherein he prowls the stage of the Hollywood Paladium for 82 remarkable minutes, gleefully riffing on the roller-coaster turns of his tumultuous personal life (including his cocaine addiction and self-immolation) while effortlessly embodying a multitude of characters, in particular his guilt-tripping friend Jim Brown and the grizzeled sidewalk philosopher, “Mudbone”. Sidesplitting and enormously touching, Pryor and his foulmouthed poetry were embraced by audiences across the board.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.