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Dec.08.2013
One of the highlights on the recent trip to receive my Gold Medal at Readers’ Favorite was a chance to appear on C-SPAN 2 BOOK TV at the Miami Book Fair International. I asked a question to the esteemed panel of Doris Kearns Goodwin and A. Scott Berg. Goodwin is the Pulitzer Prize-...
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Dec.06.2013
Over the next few weeks, lots of ink will be written about the legacy of Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who was imprisoned and then became a politician and philanthropist. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black...
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Dec.03.2013
The Penn Museum, an archaeology and anthropology center, proudly offers touch tours for the blind and the visually impaired. The institution, part of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, began offering the tours last year in an effort to make their extensive collections...
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Dec.02.2013
Throughout the silent era, sheet music for cinematic-inspired tunes brought together the public’s fascination with the silver screen, and their love of popular music. Written by Tin Pan Alley songwriter Charles McCarron in 1915, Those Keystone Comedy Cops capitalized on the popularity of ...
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Dec.01.2013
Based on the overwhelming response to the sold-out World and American premieres of Too Much Johnson, the George Eastman House hosted a one-night-only screening of the movie in New York City. It was shown last Monday at the Directors Guild of America Theater. Thought to be...
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Nov.30.2013
It’s been a week since Laurie and I were at the Readers’ Favorite Awards Ceremony in Miami . As you know, Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History received a Gold Medal as a literary standard. I’m certainly proud of the 4th major accomplishment for my latest work, and my 9th overall accolade...
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Nov.28.2013
Jane Kean was a singer and actress whose career in show business spanned seven decades, and include nightclubs, recordings, radio and television, theatre and films. Among her most famous roles were as Art Carney’s wife on The Honeymooners, and the voice of Belle in the perennial...
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Nov.25.2013
(reporting from Miami) As promised, Laurie and I traveled to the Florida Keys; through Key Largo (the location of the famous Bogie-Bacall adventure), and into Key West. It was a flavorful roadtrip with great weather, little traffic, and busy tourist stops. In many ways, this was the finest part of...
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Nov.24.2013
Today was an epic 24-hours in the Forgotten Hollywood journey! It began at the Miami Book Fair International.           DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN First, I got to enjoy a panel discussion that featured one of my personal inspirations… Doris Kearns Goodwin. The interview...
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Nov.22.2013
(reporting from Miami) Laurie and I toured Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the former estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in present-day Coconut Grove. The early 20th century Vizcaya estate includes: Italian Renaissance gardens...
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Nov.21.2013
(reporting from Miami, Florida) I’m thrilled to be spending almost a week in sunny South Florida. My wife Laurie and I are staying at the Airport Regency Hotel in Miami. I’m here to accept a Gold Medal on Saturday for Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History from Reader’s Favorite in the...
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Nov.19.2013
This just in from the folks who have brought us The Happiest Place on Earth.  In time for the Holidays, Walt Disney Studios is offering guests a special event in celebration of the upcoming release of Saving Mr. Banks. The event gives visitors the chance to see the film in a theater on the...
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Nov.16.2013
After seven decades in show business, Angela Lansbury finally will receive her due. It’s the kind of moment traditionally given to stars who should have been recognized by film award’s groups long ago. In Lansbury’s case, few actors can match her commitment...
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Nov.11.2013
The Princess Bride is coming to the stage. Disney Theatrical Productions plans to adapt the novel and screenplay for the beloved romantic comedy. The creative team and timetable for the project have yet to be determined. The latest deal was brokered by Alan F. Horn, the chairman of The Walt...
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Nov.11.2013
On Sunday, my wife Laure and I attended the Senior Star Power Productions Friend Raiser and Teaser for a New Musical Revue entitled We Have A Dream. The event took place at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, and included a Champagne Reception. It was a star-studded gala, and A-List guests...
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