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Archive for March, 2012

Little Debbie

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

I have always want to have a posting titled that. This was my one chance. However, I must warn you that in no way involves the deliciousness of the Nutty Bars, Oatmeal Creme Pies, or Star Crunches that we all grew up with – and if you didn’t, I feel very, very sorry for you. Ahem… back to reality. Or rather, this celebrity encounter with Debbie Lee Carrington. She’s a little person, hence the posting title. But not just a little peson, but an actress and stunt woman who has made appearances in a variety of TV shows and films. Read the rest of this entry »

Eric Shea

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

I always enjoy meeting former child actors – even if I’m not all that familiar with their work, as was the case with Eric Shea. Bob had told me that he had been waiting quite a while to get him to sign his material from The Poseidon Adventure, so he was happy that he had finally surfaced for a show. When I met him at the Hollywood Show on October 8, 2011, this was his second appearance there. This time he was present as part of the big Batman reunion going on at that show, since he had starred in a couple of episodes. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hair Twirler

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

It wasn’t all that long before we got to meet her that Jamie was twirling her hair and asking what film it was that she recalled a girl twirling her hair in the same fashion. It soon dawned on her that it was in fact the character of Linda, who dumped on the hero Robby (portrayed by Adam Sandler) in The Wedding Singer. So when it just so happened that Angela Featherstone, the actress who had played Linda, was going to be appearing at the Chicago Hollywood Celebrities Show on October 1, 2011, I was excited that Jamie would get the chance to meet her. Read the rest of this entry »

Mayor Goldie Wilson

Monday, March 26th, 2012

I love rewinders. And by ‘rewinders’, I refer to those scenes in movies or television shows that are so funny that you keep rewinding them and watching them over and over again. One of these comes in one of my all-time favorite movies, Back to the Future – and it involves the topic of this posting, Mr. Donald Fullilove. I don’t think describing the scene will do it justice, but there’s this great shot in the film of Michael J. Fox in the soda shop in 1955, and almost un-noticed by the audience is Donald Fullilove as Goldie Wilson – who would eventually become the Mayor of Hill Valley – dancing and gyrating  in the background to the 50’s tune that is playing on the jukebox. Trust me, it’s funny. Read the rest of this entry »

Amanda Wyss

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

I was rather pleased to get the chance to meet Amanda Wyss at the Chiller Theatre show in Parsippany, New Jersey, on April 30, 2012. Afterall, she’d been somewhat of a staple in a smattering of 80’s films – among them Prom Night, Nightmare on Elm Street, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Better Off Dead. She was the first-ever victim of Freddy Krueger, the girl who breaks up with Judge Reinhold, and the vixen who broke the heart of John Cusack. She even had a two-time recurring role on Cheers as Beth Curtis, Woody’s old girlfriend from his hometown of Indiana. Read the rest of this entry »