Sunday, March 1, 2015



Author Robert Welch tell us that for the month of April, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be featuring many of the titles covered in his The Wizard of MGM: Memoirs of A. Arnold Gillespie, Art Director.


Watch these titles on The April Friday Night Spotlight schedule:

Friday, April 3rd – Night #1:
8pm - The Wizard of Oz (’39) TEC
10pm - San Francisco (’36) TEC
12:15am - Tarzan and His Mate (’34) TEC
2:15am - Mutiny on the Bounty (’35) TEC
 
Friday, April 10th – Night #2:
8pm – Test Pilot (’38)
10:15pm - Boom Town (’40) TEC
12:30am - Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (’44) TEC
3am - The Good Earth (’37) TEC
 
Friday, April 17th – Night #3:
8pm - Green Dolphin Street (’47) TEC
10:30pm - Royal Wedding (’51) TEC
12:15am – Scaramouche (’52) TEC
2:30am – The Wreck of the Mary Deare (’59) TEC
 
Friday, April 24th – Night #4:
8pm – Forbidden Planet (’56) TEC
10pm - North by Northwest (’59) TEC
12:30am - Ben-Hur (’59) TEC
4:30am - How the West was Won (’62)

Friday, February 27, 2015


Cast members of the 1960 film "The Alamo," including (from left of the helmeted soldier) John Wayne, Linda Cristal, Frankie Avalon, Richard Boone and Pat Wayne, pay tribute to the fallen defenders of the Alamo during a ceremony on Alamo Plaza on Oct. 24, 1960, the morning of the world premiere of the film. (Express-News Archives) Photo: EXPRESS-NEWS FILE PHOTO

REMEMBER THE ALAMO!

John Farkis, author of Not Rememberin' . . . Just Thinkin' . . . The Making of John Wayne's THE ALAMO, was just interviewed by the San Antonio Express-News

He will also be featured in the Del Rio Herald for another interview.

Watch for him to speak at the Alamo Society Symposium on Saturday, March 7 in San Antonio and the following day at the Alamo Battlefield Association annual meeting.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015



Professional friends and colleagues of psychotherapist and author Gary Vitacco Robles hosted a book launch and signing for the release of his critically acclaimed ICON: The Life, Times & Films of Marilyn Monroe, Volume Two at the Columbia Café in the Tampa Bay History Center Museum on Friday, February 6, 2015.



It was an invitation-only event for Gary's professional network, those with whom he has worked over the last 30 years as behavioral health providers in the Tampa Bay Area. Over 60 people attended over the course of four hours. Gary spoke for about 20 minutes and responded to questions. The ladies were invited to channel their inner Marilyn & wear your most glamorous Monroesque dress. The venue, housed within the museum's exhibit halls, offered a terrace overlooking the Tampa skyline and Old Tampa Bay. There was a cash bar and complimentary appetizers. Guests received gift bags filled with promotion material for volumes one and two, a CD of Marilyn's vocal recordings, a Marilyn Reading Challenge (a list of the 430 books in her personal library auctioned following her death as a benefit to the Literacy Foundation), and some sweet treats.

Hear author Gary Vitacco Robles discuss Marilyn on a new series of radio broadcasts:

http://www.voiceamerica.com/ http://www.voiceamerica.com/channel/246/voiceamerica-variety
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http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2434/goodnight-marilyn-radio-the-investigation-the-life-the-movie

Goodnight Marilyn Radio: The Investigation. The Life. The Movie

Friday at 10 AM Pacific
The morning of August 5, 1962, the world awoke to the shocking news: Marilyn Monroe found dead. The circumstances surrounding her death has become one of the most debated conspiracy theories in history. Was it an accident, or something more? Whom did she call? What really happened that fateful night in her Brentwood home?

Now, for the first time in radio history, host Nina Boski will start to examine the life and death of Marilyn Monroe and give you a firsthand look into the feature film, “Goodnight Marilyn” as it goes into production. The radio show also highlights the star’s life, http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2434/goodnight-marilyn-radio-the-investigation-the-life-the-movie
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