MEN ON A MISSION Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the Blues Brothers, shot by Annie Leibovitz for Rolling Stone, in 1979.
The pitch was simple: “John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Blues Brothers, how about it?” But the film The Blues Brothers became a nightmare for Universal Pictures, wildly off schedule and over budget, its fate hanging on the amount of cocaine Belushi consumed. From the 1973 meeting of two young comic geniuses in a Toronto bar through the careening, madcap production of John Landis’s 1980 movie, Ned Zeman chronicles the triumph of an obsession. (By Ned Zeman Soul Men: The Making of The Blues Brothers/Vanity Fair)
The two had met earlier in the evening, backstage at Second City. “We had heard of each other,” Aykroyd recalls. “We took one look at each other. It was love at first sight.” more
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