Category Archives: Movies

Brushed by Fame Top 10 Movies


This “top 10” all-time favorite movie list is not in any numerical order. These movies span the decades from 1957 – 2017. Many included are critically acclaimed films, and a few others are simply “guilty favorites.”  Three of the movies … Continue reading

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A Night With Two Screen Legends!


My inspiration for this blog is the iconic actor Kirk Douglas who on December 9, 2016 turned 100 years old! As a teenager, my father took me to a theater production at the Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco starring … Continue reading

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Shirley Jones, Shirley Temple, Gregory Peck, & Play by Play “King”


This post includes brief, but exciting “brushes” with the legendary Bay Area sports announcer Bill King and iconic actors Shirley Temple Black, Shirley Jones, and Gregory Peck. Recently, I’ve read the outstanding biography of radio announcer Bill King, Ken Korach’s Holy … Continue reading

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In the Elevator!


When you stay in hotels as often as I have over the past 20 years, you find yourself taking a lot of elevator rides. I’ve been brushed by fame more than once inside this confined space. One of my most … Continue reading

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Admiring the iconic Marilyn


As a young boy, when browsing through a San Francisco tourist shop that sold celebrity biography books, I asked my father to purchase the book on the rack with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. I’m not sure if my admiration … Continue reading

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At the Airport!


I’ve always had an eye for recognizing people. Since my job requires travel, I find myself at airports quite a bit. It’s at the airport where I’ve crossed paths with actresses, singers, sports stars and even one famous lawyer. For … Continue reading

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Meeting the Original Crew of the Starship Enterprise!


Growing up as a kid, I did not appreciate how good the television series Star Trek was. I remember my brother, however, watching the show. Later, when the Star Trek movies came out, I quickly became a fan of the … Continue reading

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Face to Face with Actor who played the Iconic Harry Potter!


For anyone reading this not familiar with the seven Harry Potter fantasy novels written by British author J.K Rowling, since 1997 the book series has sold about 450 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages. The last four books set … Continue reading

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On the Set with Eastwood, Sheen, & famed Brazilian actress Sonia Braga


When I first entered my current career, my office space was next to the San Jose Film Commission. The Commission’s director at the time was a great guy named Joe O’Kane. Joe liked to joke, and he and I often … Continue reading

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“Back-to-Back with Annette Bening, actress who tamed Hollywood’s Seduction Machine”


One cold San Francisco night years ago, a date and I went to the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) to see the play “The Good German” starring the actor William Hurt. The play was later adapted to the screen for the 2006 movie … Continue reading

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