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Archive for January, 2012

Sherry Alberoni

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I didn’t really know the name Sherry Alberoni when her name was announced to be a guest at the Hollywood Show in Burbank on February 12, 2011, so I looked her up. After than I ended up purchasing not one, but two signed photos of her. Oddly, neither one of them were from Josie and the Pussycats, which was why she had been invited in the first place – as part of a reuion of voice performers who worked on that show. I was more interested in a couple of things that she had done earlier in her career. Read the rest of this entry »

For Major Star Wars Buffs Only… Beru

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Bonnie Piesse is currently a singer, songwriter, and actress, but right now her big claim to fame was that she is now forever sealed in the Star Wars canon. Her role wasn’t huge in the two films in which she appeared – Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – but the character was rather significant. In fact, the character is on of the first ones we meet in the very first Star Wars film, that of Beru Lars, the aunt who along with Uncle Owen raises Luke Skywalker. Read the rest of this entry »

Psycho Belly

Monday, January 30th, 2012

You might think that some of the celebrities that I ‘encounter’ are obscure, but this one teeters on being a bit laughable. Unless, of course, you are a fan of the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock. Then you will know that the shower scene from Psycho is perhaps the most memorable sequence ever committed to film. For nearly as long as that scene has been legendary, there have been rumors about who was there and who wasn’t. Was it really Anthony Perkins? Was it really Janet Leigh? Was Hitchcock even present? Now that all three of the principles are dead and buried, there aren’t really many people left who can still answer that question. Read the rest of this entry »

Diane Baker

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Diane Baker’s career stretches back more than 50 years, beginning with her role as Margot Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. She was present at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show in Chicago on October 1, 2011, as part of a mini-reunion with her film-sister Millie Perkins, who had portrayed Anne.  Over the years Diane Baker has appeared in a wide variety of roles and films. Among them have been Mission: Impossible, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, The Silence of the Lambs, The Cable Guy, and A Mighty Wind. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m not sure what it was about the cast members of the early 1970’s TV show Room 222, but they all had a mutual handler who insisted on charging $40 for the ‘show special’ of getting a signature and photo op with the cast members who were present at the Hollywood Show on April 2, 2011. I had never even seen the show (although I purchased the DVD set in advance of meeting them), so I really didn’t know the cast. Still, I probably would have picked up all of them had the prices been reasonable. Present at the show were Michael Constantine (Mr. Kaufman), Karen Valentine (Miss Johnson), Judy Strangis (Helen Loomis), and David Jolliffe (Bernie). Denise Nicholas, who played Miss Loomis, had been scheduled to attend, but canceled. Read the rest of this entry »