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Flower Series 7

08 Jan

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Flower Series 5

08 Jan

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Flower Series 4

08 Jan

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Flower Series3

08 Jan

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Flower Series 2

08 Jan

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Nora Martin, Author, Educator, old friend…

07 Jan

I knew Nora Martin when we lived in Bellingham, WA “Back in the Day” when the world was young… she was then a talented dancer, and student who won a spectacular talent show at a gala evening event covered on the radio and brought the house down with her perfect ballet form, and blazing talents on stage. She went on to become a noted educator, author and wife to a young man who hung around the sidelines of her life for awhile adventuring in Alaska and other places doing research and has since given her two sons who are the light of her life, I'm sure. Nora was always a great pal to have, and I and my then girlfriend Terry (later my wife) thought of her as our third Musketeer! Over the years we lost touch… but recently I found her website and reconnected with our old chum! She tells me she intends to do a lot more writing! Good news for those of us who love a good read and imaginative stories…

                                                                        
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           Nora Martin

A Perfect Snow

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Winner of the Northwest Book Sellers' Association Award
Junior Library Guild Selection
ALA Best Trade Book For Social Studies

Seventeen-year-old
Ben Campbell has just moved from a ranch where his dad was the foreman,
to a trailer park where his dad doesn't have a job.  The family is
befriended by a local mechanic who runs what seems to be a men's support
group but is in fact a white supremacist organization.  At first Ben
finds it easy to believe what he hears at the meetings.  He and his
brother participate in the group's horrible activities, but with the
help of new friends Ben soon realizes the danger in propagating hatred. 
Ben may be able to save himself, but  can he save his brother?

ISBN: 1582347883

Flight of the Fisherbird

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ALA Best Trade Book for Social Studies
It
is 1889, and growing up as the only child on a small island off the
coast of Washington State has taught Clementine Nesbitt to be
self-assured and capable, especially in her boat, the Fisherbird.  But
her confidence is shaken one foggy day as she finds herself rescuing a
Chinese man who has been thrown overboard from a ship.  
Bloomsbury Books For Children
ISBN: 1-58234-814-6

The Eagle's Shadow

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ALA Best Trade Book for Social Studies
Bank Street College Best Book
When
Clearie's father sends her to live in the remote village with her
mother's family, who are Tlingit Indians, her welcome feels almost as
cold as the northern Winter.  But Clearie finds herself drawn into her
Tlingt heritage and the life of the village.  She finds meaning in the
land, art and family.
Scholastic Press
ISBN 0590360876

The Stone Dancers

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Grandpapa
tells young Anise a legend with a message that reverberates through
time.  They are a people of welcome and a community that understands the
landscape and one another.
Simon and Shuster Publishing
ISBN 0689803125

                                                                       

— David DeWitt

 
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Tom McNulty on LA Talk Radio with Jack Marino!

07 Jan

Tonight at 8pm tune into Jack Marino's LA Talk Radio Show to listen to our own Tom McNulty interviewed about Errol Flynn and writing and publishing westerns, at which Tom is particularly good!

Jack adds this information on 1-08-11:

Hi Gang,

I just got the download link
to tonight's radio show with my guest TOM McNULTY  and we talked about
Errol Flynn, the 100th B'day party, and a lot of other things that will
interest all of YOU. www.latalkradio.com…images/Marino-010711.mp3
Enjoy. If any of you can
post a comment on itunes about the show that would be great I am looking
for sponsors.  If you have trouble putting up a statement or comment
about my show send them to me in an e-mail.  I am looking to design a
website for the show with a blog and a place for people to add their
comments.


Here is the link for iTunes:
 itunes.apple….com/podcast/jack-marino-warrior-filmmaker/id392892568   Under my pic you have to click on VIEW IN iTUNES and then sign in when iTunes opens up.

Enjoy the show with TOM McNulty!

— David DeWitt

 
 

“Errol Flynn Co-Star To Sign Autographs At Chicago Show”

03 Jan

At the March 2011 Hollywood Collectibles Show in Chicago, Illinois one of Errol Flynn's actual co-stars will be there in person signing autographs.  

On top of that she was the star of the most obscure, impossible-to-find, and virtually unseen film in Errol Flynn's entire career.  The film is “Hello God” (1951).    Very little is known about this film other than it was shot in Italy, and was written and directed by William Marshall.   When Errol saw the finsished product, he was so horrified that he destroyed the print.   Director Marshall was able to re-recreate the film from outtakes, and shot additional scenes.   

The film played at a single film festival in Spain.   A legal representative of the Flynn estates once asked Patrice Wymore about “Hello God”.  She said she had seen the film and that Errol Flynn gave a wonderful performance as the ghost of an American soldier killed at Anzio Beach in World War Two.  

In William Marshal's own autobiographical novel, he strongly hints that “Hello God” was already filmed in Italy with an Italian actor. Then he simply re-shot the actor's close-ups with new footage of Errol Flynn.  

Outside of Ms. Wymore no one I know has ever seen the film let alone co-star in it with Flynn.   

I intend to attend the Chicago show and ask the lovely Ms. jackson several questions. 

Did she work in Italy on te film or were all her scenes shot in Califonia? 

 Did she ever work on camera or on set with Errol Flynn or were her scenes filmed after he tried to destroy the film? 

  Has she ever actually seen the film? 

  Does she have a copy of the film?

 Does she still have a copy of the screenplay?

The enigmatic “Hello God” is Errol Flynn's ghost film, in that many people doubt its very existence today or even back then. 

Sherry Jackson may be the key to solving this mystery!

Best Wishes

Ralph Schiller

 

 

— Ralph Schiller

 
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