“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Osborne Estate…

September 13th, 2019

Manny P. here…

“`A 1936 Academy Award is among the items going up for auction next month from the collection of the late Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne. His vast movie memorabilia collection will be auctioned on October 10th.                     ROBERT OSBORNE –>

“`This collection of the TCM host and movie historian,  who died in 2017, includes a 1936 Oscar statuette given to art director Richard Day for work on the movie, The Dark Angel, which starred Fredric March and Merle Oberon. It should sell for up to $100,000.

“`The Osborne collection also includes a copy of 50 Golden Years of Oscar, a 1979 book he wrote that was signed by over three hundred movie stars, including Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, and James Stewart.  This work is expected to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000. The auction will also include thousands of Osborne’s signed photos, posters and letters from early Hollywood.

“`Owning a piece of Osborne’s collection will tie each recipient to Hollywood’s Golden Age and the legacy of Turner Classic Movies.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Lilies Lost…

September 8th, 2019

Manny P. here…

“`Over twenty-three relatives of Sidney Poitier are missing after Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas last week. Around five hundred Bahamians belong to the extended family of the iconic Hollywood actor, who also grew up on the Caribbean island.

“`Poitier was born in Miami to Bahamian parents, but he moved to Nassau, Bahamas as a young child. His nephew has gone public in hopes to find the missing relatives.            SIDNEY POITIER —>

“`The acclaimed actor has not been available for comment.

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“`Please join me on Wednesday for my visit to the Hawthorne Public Library. I will be providing my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series to the patrons of the repository. The program starts at 6p.

“`The library is located at 12700 Grevillea Ave. in Hawthorne. I hope to see you there!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Carol Lynley is Missing…

September 5th, 2019

Manny P. here…

“`Carol Lynley was a child model and screen star. She is best known for co-starring in Bunny Lake is Missing and The Poseidon Adventure. Lynley began acting after appearing on the cover of LIFE Magazine in 1957. She posed for Playboy Magazine in 1965.  CAROL LYNLEY –>

“`Lynley distinguished herself on the Broadway stage and Hollywood film versions of the controversial Blue Denim. For her performance, she was nominated for a Golden Globe.

“`Her screen roles included The Cardinal, Return to Peyton Place, Under the Yum Yum Tree and Harlow. On the small screen, she guest-starred in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., It Takes a ThiefThe Big Valley, Night Gallery, The Invaders, Charlie’s AngelsKojak, Hawaii 5-0, MannixHart to Hart and Fantasy Island. Carol appears to be singing The Morning After in a scene from The Poseidon Adventure. The tune won an Oscar.

“`Lynley had an eighteen year affair with noted broadcaster and writer, David Frost. He was his frequent guest at many of the galas he attended.

“`Carol Lynley was seventy-seven.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- Proud Digital Media…

September 3rd, 2019

Manny P. here…

“`Here is a recent interview I did at the studios of Proud Digital Media in Upland. I had a chance to talk about my career as a broadcaster and author of the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series.

“`Enjoy!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Champion for the Ages…

September 1st, 2019

Manny P. here…

“`Marge Champion is a dancer, choreographer, and actress. With her husband and partner, Gower, they formed a dynamic dance team. On Monday, she will reach her 100th birthday.

“`While in her teens, Marge was hired as a dance model at  Walt Disney Studios for their long-form animated films. Her movements were copied to enhance realism of the animated title character in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She would model for characters in other animated movies: the Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, and the Dancing Hippo in Fantasia.

 SNOW WHITE                   MARGE CHAMPION

“`After marrying Gower Champion, they co-starred in a number of MGM musicals, including Showboat. In the summer of 1957, they starred in their own television series, The Marge and Gower Champion Show. Buddy Rich played a drummer named Cozy. In 1982, Marge made an appearance in the small screen adaptation of Fame.

“`Marge appeared in several stage musicals on Broadway as a performer. She also worked as a choreographer in a number of productions, including the initial run of Hello Dolly.

“`On Tuesday, she will reach the century mark. Many happy returns to Marge Champion.

Until next time>                               “never forget”