Friday, August 17, 2007

Merv Griffin, the tabloid TV years

There are certainly many more things that can be said about Bergman and Antonioni than can be said about good ol' Merv, but I thought I'd pay tribute to his TV presence by putting up one of the "salacious" stories aired on the classic Fox TV show A Current Affair. Watch how perennially sopped journo Steve Dunleavy dotes on the very gayness of the story, ably abetted by Merv's lover's lawyer. I don't know how this case was resolved, but it did provide us with a great few minutes of sleazy interviewing (both gents look like they came straight from Central Casting), and a chance for those N.Y. Post-style headline writing: "Merv in Jeopardy," kee-rist!

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