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Archive for February, 2011

Lesley Ann Warren

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Had Lesley Ann Warren been given either of two major roles that she tried out for – as Liesl in The Sound of Music or as Lois Lane in the 1978 version of Superman – I would have been all over getting her autograph in the past. As it was, I had bypassed having Bob get any signatures from her when she appeared at the Hollywood Show in February 2010. But when she made an appearance at the Chiller  Theatre Show in Parsippany, New Jersey on Saturday, October 30, 2010, I did a little more research on her and found that she had been in something that interested me. Read the rest of this entry »

We were in Miami and I had an agenda. That much you can count on for sure. I had suggested to Mom that staying in Miami for a day before we embarked on our four-day cruise was imperative. After all, I had no idea when I might get back to see the Hard Rock Cafe and other things. The Hard Rock in Miami we had picked up the night before, but we still had a full day’s adventure ahead of us on Sunday, February 6, 2011 – otherwise known as Super Bowl Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Happening Dee!!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

As someone who has a younger, wise-cracking sister, I was certainly one to appreciate the character of Dee Thomas in the sitcom that ran for three seasons from 1976-79 called What’s Happening!! It was sort of a poor man’s version of Good Times and I can only recall it being in syndication in the 1980’s. I tuned in at times and other times I flipped it off. But in re-watching the entire run of the series (along with the first season of it’s follow-up series What’s Happening Now!!), I can tell you one thing: Danielle Spencer who played Dee basically stole every scene that she was in. Read the rest of this entry »

I aimlessly roamed through the Spring of 1992. College student, father, partier, opportunist, music buff, Brady Bunch fan, Robert DeNiro idolizer, Kroger bagger, Laserdisc player owner. That was me. It was back to the drawing board of figuring out life after I had come to the conclusion that the job offer from Keith had been a hoax. Miraculously, I hung on to him as a friend, a deal which was sweetened by the fact that he was constantly buying me CDs, Laserdiscs, and taking me to rock concerts. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fly

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

I had no particular fondness for or attraction to David Hedison, who had starred in two James Bond films as Bond’s ally Felix Leiter in Live and Let Die and License to Kill. I was a bit more interested in the fact that he had portrayed the central protagonist in the 1958 horror film The Fly alongside Vincent Price – although I have never actually seen the film. My friend Bob had picked up a free signed photo of Hedison from that film and passed it onto me. Read the rest of this entry »