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Archive for August, 2011

No matter how great any road trip is, they all have one thing in common: they must at some point come to an end. The last day for Bob and me to be on the road was Friday, April 1, 2011. We woke up in our motel in Phoenix, Arizona, wished each other a happy birthday for the fourth year in a row, and headed out on our last day’s adventures. I was rather excited for our first stop, mostly because it involved eating breakfast. We had stopped by here the night before, but they had been closed – so we decided to come back for our morning meal to Mel’s Diner. Yes, this was the location (exterior only) that was featured in the TV series Alice. Read the rest of this entry »

The Tan Man and the Gay Blade

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

If you were to go to and type in “Tan Actor”, who do you supposed would be the number one response both in the Images or the Web entries? If you guessed George Hamilton, then you are as sharp as a gay blade. Mostly that is all the average Joe knows about George Hamilton. I knew just slightly more. I knew that he had portrayed Zorro (and his gay twin brother) in the 1981 comedy Zorro, the Gay Blade. I chose to focus more on the Zorro connection than the tan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, August 27th, 2011

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Lance Henriksen

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

With his commanding deep voice, actor Lance Henriksen and has a very wide and varied filmography that began with small roles in such classic films as Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Right Stuff, in which he portrayed astronaut Wally Schirra. The Terminator was originally written with Henriksen in mind to play the lead that eventually went to Arnold Schwartzenegger. He was still used in the film as one of the detectives. But Lance Henriksen is perhaps best known for his role as Bishop in the Aliens and Alien 3. His list of roles go on and on and if you can’t quite place him, you might be surprised at his impressive list of films. Read the rest of this entry »

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