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Brad’s Musings and Meanderings

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"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son" - Dean Wermer, "Animal House"

Gimli, Sallah, and Werewolf

August 10th, 2016

jrd2Some actors are lucky enough to strike gold not only once, but twice. John Rhys-Davies is such an actor. I’m more inclined to be enamored by his role in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, in which he plays Sallah. He spoke such famous lines as “Indy, why does the floor move?”, “Oh my friends! I’m so pleased you’re not dead!”, and in referring to the ark, “Death has always surrounded it. It is not of this Earth.” Read the rest of this entry »

hw2It was nice that the previous day had been rather low-key and relaxing, because this the fourth day of Laurel and Hardywood on Saturday, July 5, 2014, would be anything but… especially for David and me. We got up nice and early that morning and made our way from his house in Burbank to the Loew’s, meeting up with everyone in lobby before 9am. Making a few last-minute notes, I found our Bus #4 again and David and I set out to host another but trip.  Read the rest of this entry »

Visitor from Another Friday

August 3rd, 2016

nana1Having missed my opportunity to meet the original Pamela Voorhees from the first Friday the 13th, played by Betsy Russell (although I did secure an autograph as seen here), I was disappointed when Nana Visitor, who reprised the role in the 2009 reboot cancelled her appearance at the Fall 2015 Chiller Theatre show. But never fear! Or maybe you should fear; after all she is Pamela Voorhees. But seriously, I quickly got another chance for a meeting when she did in fact show up for the next Chiller Theatre show on April 23, 2016.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Who Were Those Masked Men?

August 2nd, 2016

pd5My track record for meeting the leading actors and actresses from the original Star Wars films had thus far been pretty darn good. Besides Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker, and of course Alec Guinness, there were only two of the so-called leading characters whom I was waiting to meet. I have no hope of meeting Guinness since he’s dead, and my hopes aren’t gigantic for Hamill. And they weren’t all that huge for the other two: David Prowse, who was the man behind the Darth Vader mask (voiced of course by James Earl Jones, whom I have actually met… but not gotten a photo with), and Anthony Daniels, who had not only played C3PO in the original three films, but actually has become the only performer to reprise his role in every one of the films – including the eighth installment currently in production.  Read the rest of this entry »