“Chicken Boy: The Movie”--you knew it had...


“Chicken Boy: The Movie”--you knew it had to happen.

After all, the ex-mascot is a virtual cult hero. Once stationed atop a downtown chicken stand, he began a remarkable comeback in 1984 when the eatery went out of business.

He was acquired by the Future Studio design firm, which hatched a Chicken Boy catalogue of products, ranging from the Chicken Boy Fez ($25) to the Geisha Girl Chicken Boy T-shirt ($13.50).

Now comes the 30-minute film, starring actor Clay Gellatly as a half-fowl blues singer trying to get a break.


The real CB, by the way, resides quietly in a Monterey Park storage facility. His owners still haven’t decided how to display him.

Hence the Chicken Boy motto: “Too Big to Live, Too Weird to Die.”

Speaking of superstars, today is, of course, the 14th anniversary of you-know-who’s reported death and we take the occasion to bring you shocking news:

The Elvis postage stamp campaign is alive!

Postmaster General Anthony Frank “would like to see it (the stamp) happen in 1993,” said postal spokesman Art Shealy. Most likely, Elvis would be honored as part of “a musical heritage series.”

Of course, the U.S. would only become the second country to salute the Big E. The island nation of Grenada issued its own Elvis stamp 13 years ago through the efforts of L.A. writer/producer Tony Sands. He knew Eric Gairy, a devotee of the singer who was then prime minister.

Maybe Washington’s following the lead of the Chicken Boy catalogue, which recently introduced a Dick Nixon-shakes-hands-with-Elvis refrigerator magnet.

Dorothy Engelman was moved to poetry by the early morning sounds of her Santa Monica neighborhood, and she shared the experience with the City Council the other night.

She read:

I hope that I will never see

Another round of melodies

Conducted from construction sites

That swing and sway from dawn ‘til night.

She concluded by asking the council to “delay these cruel cacophonies” by moving the starting time for construction from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The council agreed, proving the pen mightier than the jackhammer.


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