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Archive for September, 2008

Paul Newman, in Memoriam

27 Sep

I took these photographs at the “Road to Perdition” press junket in Chicago, June 27, 2002. These are two photos from a roll of unpublished photographs I took of him that day. It was the only time I met him. He was funny, charming, intelligent, cantankerous and the classiest guy in the room. He made it clear who was in charge and it most decidedly wasn't the 100 plus members of the press corps that day. He was among our greatest entertainers and humanitarians. In fact, he remains the only actor I've met who deserved my admiration for his humanitarian efforts. All others pale in comparison. I am deeply saddened by his passing but I rejoice in his magnificent life. –Thomas McNulty

— Shamrock

 
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Good things to say about GOOGIES…

25 Sep

 

Googies, Coffee Shop to the Stars, by Steve Hayes

HI STEVE. I'M JUST FINISHING GOOGIES, VOLUME ONE. WHAT A JOURNEY! RECALLING PEOPLE (SOME I'D FORGOTTEN ABOUT, LIKE, SIDNEY SKOLSKY, AND A COUPLE OTHERS), PLACES AND THINGS, THAT WERE SO FAR BACK IN MY MEMORY.

TO READ THIS WONDERFUL BOOK,TO RELIVE THAT VERY SPECIAL ERA OVER AGAIN, IS JUST MAGIC. LIKE TRAVELING BACK IN TIME. WHAT A GREAT BOOK. YOU RECAPTURED IT ALL! ALL THAT MADE THOSE YEARS SOME OF THE BEST EVER. I'LL START VOLUME # 2, IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. THANKS FOR THE TRIP.

JIMMY DARREN

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— David DeWitt

 
 

You Must Rember This: The Warner Bros Story…

23 Sep

New Documentary is Centerpiece of Warner Home Video's Year-Long Celebration of Studio's 85th Anniversary –

You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story; You Ain t Heard Nothin Yet (1923-35); Good War, Uneasy Peace (1935-50)  Tonight at 09:00 pm PBS (ch 29) All Upcoming Airings Clint Eastwood narrates the history of Warner Bros., which opens with You Ain t Heard Nothin Yet (1923-35), about the movie studio s first years, when its top star was a dog named Rin Tin Tin…

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“As you can see, Part One is on PBS tonight! I just hope Schickel told Eastwood how to pronounce Errol name – in an earlier 2-part special (“Here's Looking At You, Warner Brothers”) that aired on TCM about ten years ago,  Eastwood repeatedly pronounced “Errol” as if it were spelt Earl…

Thanks for the Tip, from ArnoFlynn…

— David DeWitt

 
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Steve Hayes's SixGold Productions wins new Awards!

23 Sep

“This is the movie I exec-produced with my wife under the banner of  my production company, SixGold Productions,” – Steve Hayes


Michael Worth's GOD'S EARS wins
Domani Vision & Jack Nance Awards at VISIONFEST 08

New York City, (September 22, 2008) – VISIONFEST 08: The Other Festival, ended its five-day run last night, at the Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room, with its “closing night” Official Selection, God's Ears, directed by Michael Worth, and its 2008 Awards Ceremony, which saw the aforementioned film walk off with two of the film festival's most coveted awards: the Domani Vision Award for Emerging Talent, and the Jack Nance “Breakthrough Performance” Award. Both awards were presented to Michael Worth; the first honoring him as a filmmaker, and the second, recognizing his powerful acting turn. Worth first took to the podium with his mother, who stated that while she's not a writer, an actor, or a director, she affectionately added: “But I'm a real good producer,” obviously referring to her son as he raised his award in the air. Michael Worth then added: “This is the first time I've ever won anything like this. I'm just really honored.”

For additional details, please contact Dee Imbert:
917.754.5673 or via e-mail: press@visionfest.com… / visit: www.visionfest.com…

— David DeWitt

 
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Home movies…

23 Sep

— David DeWitt

 
 

Errol with Penny Porter…

22 Sep



Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Hurst Collection

Errol in Reno, Nevada, for the Premier of Virginia City. Penny Porter is mentioned on page 100 of Tom McNulty's excellent bio of Flynn “Errol Flynn: The Life and Career.”  Disillusionment after seeing him drunk in public is clearly written on her face…

— David DeWitt

 
 

The Colonel

20 Sep

Hey guys:

It was brought to my attention by Karl that few know that one of Flynn's nicknames was the Colonel.  More people used the Baron of Mulholland — which though no one is sure I think came from Jack Warner originally when he said something like Flynn was living like a goddamn baron up on a mountaintop!

Colonel was an early nickname.  Alan Hale was Sarge and Big Boy Guinn Williams was Corporal.  It may have originated on “Charge”.  I can't recall offhand if Hale or Big Boy was in “Charge” but it they were, that might have started the trend.

It also may have started with Niven back in the Dawn Patrol era — or on Died WTBO.  I never asked and never remember anyone mentioning it.

I called him Colonel somewhat jokingly (derisively in a good-natured way) and he once called David Niven the Major — but Niven and he were together by 1949-50, so though I met David and was at his Pacific Palisades house (The Pink Palace) I never saw them together.  But Flynn genuinely liked him.  And Ty Power too — when the three of them chummed around together.

Anyway, that's the story behind the Colonel.

Cheers

— ivan6gold

 
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Two GREAT candids courtesy of Lincoln Hurst!

19 Sep

Photo Courtesy Lincoln Hurst Collection

What's he doing with the ketchup? Making a Bloody Mary, I'll bet!

Photo Courtesy Lincoln Hurst Collection

Pay no attention to these people!

— David DeWitt

 
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Honest, Honey, I don't know who these people are! Perfect Specimen…

19 Sep

— David DeWitt

 
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What's the ketchup for?

19 Sep

— David DeWitt

 
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