Show Business: Mocking the Mockery

It was Oscar time and, like moths to the flame, the chauffeured limousines glided through Beverly Hills and homed in on a giant arc light piercing the California night. As they arrived, the stars fussed with their see-through dresses, tie-dyes and black ties and then paraded up a red-carpeted walkway. The path did not lead, however, to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the 42nd annual Academy Award presentations. The setting instead was 9492 Rembert Lane and the occasion the "42nd Annual Mitchell Academy of Arts and Games" —actually the second annual gathering of...

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