In 1974, Warner Brothers released one of the funniest films to ever hit the big screen. Decades later, we still cannot get enough of Mel Brooks’ western-spoof masterpiece. These are the hidden workings behind Blazing Saddles.
At the premiere for the film, guests arrived in a peculiar way to the now-defunct Pickwick Drive-In Theater in Burbank, California. Instead of entering via cars or limos, all 250 guests approached the theater in a similar fashion to the film’s characters; they came by horseback and watched the film from there.