Carrie Fisher Dies @ 60

Carrie Fisher grew up in what some coined a “tumultuous Hollywood home“. As we all know Classic Hollywood drama can definitely take its toll. Carrie was 2 years old when her father, Eddie Fisher left her mother, his wife of 4 years starlet Debbie Reynolds of Singing in the Rain fame, for Elizabeth Taylor. Not that we’re placing blame….

OSCAR STATS ~ 2015

Contrary to popular belief the Oscars consist of more than: five nominations each for Best Actor/Actress, and five nominations each for Best supporting Actor/Actress. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a Multi-National entity. There are twenty-four categories and NOT counting the twenty people nominated for: Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress there…

Tammy and the Bachelor

Tammy and the Bachelor a 1957 Summer Release starring Debbie Reynolds is the ultimate bully movie. Seventeen year old Tammy raised down on the river by her bible preaching, moonshiner grandpaw witness a plane crash on the river. Hoping to find saleable salvage from the plane crash down river at the whirlpool they fish out…

Love and Taxes

  The Mating Game “If you want anything of mine, don’t ask for it, just take it- that’s what neighbors are for.” Unfortunately Pop Larkin’s snobby neighbors don’t quite feel the same, and decide to report him to the tax man- surely he must have some indiscretion that could lose him the farm! In fact…

Debbie Reynolds

Congratulations Debbie Reynolds on receiving the SAG 51st Annual Life Achievement Award January 25, 2015! The Catered Affair(1956), The Rat Race(1960), The Unsinkable Molly Brown(1964)

The Man Who Seduced Hollywood

The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer written by B. James Gladstone. I’m glad I read these books in this order: Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds: A Memoir first, Ava Gardner, The Secret Conversations second, Greg Bautzer, the seducer, wheeler dealer, and behind the scenes Hollywood schmoozer lawyer third. I felt anger reading Debbie’s book about the…

Unsinkable: A Memoir by Debbie Reynolds

In the 1970’s I had heard about Debbie Reynolds passion for collecting Classic Hollywood costumes and props for historical preservation. I’ve patiently waited for someday to come along to be able to visit a museum to see it. Most of her collection is from the MGM Studio’s and 20th Century Fox. The book Unsinkable a Memoir…