Melissa’s Review: ‘The Last Impresario’ – the perfect Saturday night movie

Step into the life of Michael White, a fearless, charming producer of stage and screen, lived the celebrity lifestyle in the 70s and 80s. He’s that guy who knows everyone at the party, stays out until the wee hours of the morning, and loves every minute of it. He has an amazing list of successful productions and features. He’s The Last Impresario.


I’ve seen documentaries about famous people and their career is often the main focus. But, how did those people become famous? Maybe Michael White believed in them.

Johnny Depp, Kate Moss

Johnny Depp, Kate Moss

White produced many successful plays such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as producing a small little production called, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Was he just lucky? No. He was a man who was right in the middle of the action and fit in perfectly.

Calvin Kline, Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton & Friends

Director Gracie Otto captivates your attention by presenting Michael White in past and present through interviews with friends and with the fragile White himself. He’s an eternal optimist who wins the love of anyone he meets with his pleasant and passionate energy. White took pictures constantly. Today, those pictures are taken and put up on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for all the world to see. But White took these photos and kept them in scrapbooks. He loves the memories. I found something tragic envious about him.

Michael and JerryEveryone will enjoy this movie. It’s got a great style, a great pace and it’s about a great man. Available on numerous platforms to watch right now – check here.

About Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson aka Dial M For Melissa - Managing Editor / Podcast Producer - Growing up, Melissa’s favorite destination was always the video store and would agonize over whether to watch something new or to rewatch a favorite. Things have not changed. Follow on Twitter @DialMForMelissa

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