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Archive for October, 2011

The Diary of My Meeting With Anne Frank

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Clearly I’m not referring to the real Anne Frank, although I did visit the real Anne Frank home in Amsterdam three years ago. I am of course talking about the young actress Millie Perkins who made her acting debut in the 1959 film The Diary of Anne Frank. Perkins, who at the time had no experience as an actress, was hand-picked by Oscar winning director (and former Hal Roach Studios cinematographer and director) George Stevens, who had only seen her on the cover of several magazines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, October 29th, 2011

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Connie Stevens

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Connie Stevens has had a long and lucrative career in the movie, television, and recording industry. Her first big break came when Jerry Lewis cast her in Rock-a-Bye Baby in 1958, and blossomed from there into three big TV roles in Hawaiian Eye, Maverick, and Wendy and Me (with George Burns). Her attention turned to music in the early 1960’s and she scored big hits with the songs Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb with 77 Sunset Strip star Edd Byrnes, and with her solo hit Sixteen Reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

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Rae Dawn Chong, Pretty and Primitive

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

If one needed proof of my geekiness – or my devotion to the art of cinema, they need look no further than my choice of photograph that I chose to purchase from Rae Dawn Chong at the Chiller Theatre Show in Parsippany, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Make no mistake, Rae Dawn, daughter of half of the comedy team Cheech & Chong, is hot. But I bypassed the photos from Commando or from Soul Man, or even The Color Purple, that might have shown her in a more voluptuous state. Read the rest of this entry »