Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Lawyers are by and large frustrated actors so let's get it out in the open. What movie best portrays the Rothstein scandal? I nominate Nightmare Alley with Tyrone Power and Nancy Walker. Rothstein is no Tyrone Power in the looks department but the movie has a certain similarity that is eerie if not on such a grand scale. Power plays a charlatan fortune teller who specializes in deceiving wealthy people into turning over their money to him.
Never having met Rothstein, I was perplexed. He reminded me of someone or something I have known for years and I could not put my finger on it until tonight only after a good cigar and one too many glasses of high quality scotch. He is the ultimate heel in the good old days of professional wrestling in the 70's and early 80's. He is a comical caricature of a stereotype. Think of him as a cross between the Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Rick Flair, and Gorgeous George. His wife is the equivalent of Miss Elizabeth, Macho Man Randy Savage's ringside paramour.
As for his wife, there was much talk on the blogs today that she has hired a lawyer. So what. If she is not the bimbo that everyone thinks, she needs to hire a PR firm, a Hollywood agent, and a good screenwriter. She has a story to tell and there are people out there who will pay big bucks to hear it all. The sooner it gets out the better for her. And admit it fellow attorneys, you will be glued to your TV sets

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