"I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy."
"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night!!"
Do you know?? I don’t really remember where the hell I first saw Steve Martin. I must think about that one before starting this... You just know when it ain’t coming through, fosho!! He’s just,, always kind of been there!! MmYEAH.. That works!! I really like him and usually remember the first time I saw those I really like... With Steve however - it’s a blank!! I know it would’ve been in the 80s and if'n I hadda guess?? It would be with that delicious little musical "Little Shop of Horror‘s", remember THAT?!?! HAHA.. As the dentist??? BRILLIANT!!!
Have you seen the alternative ending for that film?? As a kid - no doubt it would it would freak'd my shat out!! As the story goes the alternate ending was originally slated in the original storyboard to be in the ending however, when the Warner execs saw it - they demanded it BE CHANGED @ WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY!! Something like Ricks character going off into the sunset, with his sheila.. Which is what we saw... MMMBut for your viewing pleasure, (in case YOU haven't seen it?? Here ya go!)
Anyway - back to the fella of the name Steve... I caught his 'banjo folk show' about a year ago and can certify that Steve is also a great musician - playing his instrument of choice... A banjo!! He really can cut a rug! FoSho'NUFF!! We should ALL be SOO HONORED to have his bidness card in our wallets.. MOMENTS of MEMORIES!! 🤣 AnyWho... His story?? MmKay then!
Steve Glenn Martin, was birthed into the world on August 14, 1945, in Waco Texas!
Due to his father being an aspiring actor, the family moved to Los Angeles suburbs of Inglewood not long after his birth.. Young Steve was an imaginative child! Some of Steve’s earliest memories are of his father as an extra, on film sets. Then as a teen - he harbored extreme hate for his father - alcohol really fucks a good family home UP EVERY time!!
He went to this high school.. Where he was a cheerleader. He found work at Disneyland - working full time during the summer & part time during the school year.. Selling Disney audiobooks.. With money from that - he dove into the into the 'slight-of-hand' world of magic, frequenting the main street magic shop - soaking in the easy tricks as he became more & more advanced, moving into more difficult tricks..
By 1960 - Steve had cultivated enough trickery that he landed himself a job at the magic shop... Steve would demonstrate trickery to customers!! ((What I'd give to have THAT on video!!)
Upon graduating, he enrolled, here, in Santa Ana Junior College.. Where he became involved in psychology which continued at college number 2 - Cali State University - Long Beach. In studying psychology.. He wrote about logistics. Enter college #3, UCLA, NOT really sure about psychology anymore.. By this point - fate had Steve's focus 'back on track'.. & he shifted gears toward theater.. While in college - Steve took up philosophy.. Had fate allowed - he could’ve been a philosopher - philosophizing us!! Wouldn't THAT be a hoot?? Of philosophy he wrote.. "It changed what I believe and what I think about everything. I majored in philosophy. Something about non-sequiturs appealed to me. In philosophy, I started studying logic, and they were talking about cause and effect, and you start to realize, 'Hey, there is no cause and effect! There is no logic! There is no anything!' Then it gets real easy to write this stuff because all you have to do is twist everything hard—you twist the punch line, you twist the non-sequitur so hard away from the things that set it up." Pretty COOL!
In 1967 - Steve was dilly-dallying, when the former girlfriend waltzed back into his life.. (Fate swinging into motion).. She obtained work as a dance on the popular "Smothers Brothers comedy team" comedy hour.. There happened to be an opening she thought perfect for Steve.. Upon submitting some of his work to the head writer of "the Smothers Brothers", Mason Williams. He was so impressed by Steve’s work - he offered him a job on the spot, and paid him out of pocket!!
At 23 - Steve won an Emmy for his writing.. ✍🏻 Solidifying a name within the industry! He began appearing regularly on talk shows - this allowed him to create comedy the way HE wanted to! The 70's rolled in & found Steve on the stand-up comedy circuits!! His popularity was catching on FAST with a very receptive audience!! Wasn't long before he found himself hosting Saturday Night Live - where he forged close friendships with the cast.. Before he knew it - he was a regular on SNL.. During his time on SNL - he made the "air quote" gesture... into a craze!!
By the early 1970s, Steve had acquired a kind of 'cult' status amongst his fans.. Selling out full stadiums with his 'comedy routines' - he began to shift his focus to being in film.. He landed a small role in 72's "Another Neil Moss." Next in '77, with a self-written 7 minute short, "The Absent-Minded Waiter." The short film co-starred, Terry Garr, & was nommed for an Oscar˜!! In 1979.. He co-wrote, & starred in, 'The Jerk'.. Which gained a mild success.. His first substantial role came in with the film musical - 'Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" - which garnered him mass critical acclaim amongst audiences & the industry!! Then came "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid", followed by "The Man with Two Brains".. By the time "The Three Amigos" hit the scene in 1983, Steve was an eagle soaring A*LISTER! His amassed impressive resume can be gandered at, right here..
One Oscar, 5 Grammys (for his music), 5 Emmys (1 nommed), and 25 overall wins from different arenas (26 nominations) - Steve is now, just enjoying the revels of HARD EARNED SUCCESS!!
He currently travels on tour with his band, playing banjo (o'course!!) A MEAN BANJO at that, as said - a show I caught last year, 2017... Music is what he does most nowadays!
He lives here.. Steve is a DEFINITE legend in his own time, & for the AGES!! FoSho!!
I have his 'pen to glossment', in my amassed collection!!
Has his OWN website that he, hisself, maintains! 👍
[to Alec Baldwin when same-sex weddings were legalized in New York] Alec! Now we can get married! (Baldwin's response: 'Okay, but if you play that F***ing banjo after eleven o'clock...')
appears playing the banjo, in Earl Scruggs and Friends video for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," for which he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance. This makes him rare in that he has won Grammys for both comedy and music.
Stanley Kubrick liked his work in The Jerk - and once considered having him play Bill Harford in Eyes Wide Shut ; the role that later went to Tom Cruise, after Steve turned it down.
He attended Rancho Alamitos High School in the beginning of his high school career, but then high school attendance areas were changed, and he had to start going to Garden Grove. He was also a cheerleader at Rancho and often did his King Tut dance.
He says his favorite movie of his own is Planes, Trains & Automobiles (mine too!!!👍)
Does art photos!!