Manny P. here…
The Forgotten Hollywood Documentary Pilot received categorical support from MCA-I – LA/OC. This fine association will act as a 501 (c)(3) umbrella for the production. This allows grants, donations, and other non-profit monies to be funneled into the project, opening the door for major funding by PBS-style contributors.
The Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I) is an organization of media communication professionals that provides opportunities for networking, forums for education, and resources for information. Three key initiatives are the focus of their effort: cultivation of partnerships; establishment of an industry university and online library; and building a voice for the industry.
The LA/OC Chapter remains one of their oldest in the organization. They sponsor a signature event: MediaProCamp, serving the regional media community by featuring industry experts who share cutting edge information in technology, marketing, etc.
I’m proud to be one of the newest members of this fine national organization. And, I really appreciate their support of the Forgotten Hollywood Documentary Pilot! Below is the link sharing my involvement and journey through Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Mary Anderson, one of the many actresses who auditioned for the part of Scarlett O’Hara in the 1939 epic Gone With the Wind, but wound up playing a supporting role as Maybelle Merriwether, has died. She appeared in 31 films and 22 television productions between 1939 and 1965.
Anderson went on to appear in The Song of Bernadette, Wilson, To Each His Own, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat. She was prolific on the small screen with a recurring part on Peyton Place in 1964 as Catherine Harrington; and on Perry Mason. She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. MARY ANDERSON ——->
In 1953, she married cinematographer Leon Shamroy, who won four Oscars for Wilson, The Black Swan, Leave Her to Heaven, and Cleopatra, and received 14 other Academy Award nominations. Her brother James was an actor who specialized in Westerns.
Mary Anderson was 96.
Until next time> “never forget”