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Women of the Silent Film Era: Alice Guy Blaché https://www.flapperpress.com/post/women-of-the-silent-film-era-alice-guy-blach%C3%A9

 

  This is more of a fan gush, then a review, can’t help it, I love the show; An Exploration of Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears; https://wp.me/p2MXCg-aG

Latest reprises of radio plays;

Sherri’s Playhouse reprise; Never Again  available still in archive; http://tobtr.com/11741657

Sherri’s Playhouse reprises; A Heavenly Hand available still in archive;    http://tobtr.com/11735638

Next time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes Sci Fi Bulletin editor/publisher; Paul Simpson; June 2, 2002 at 1pm pt;   http://tobtr.com/11746015

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes charming and talented actor; Joshua Charles Dawe; on 6/4/20 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11746016

 

 

 

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Quinn Barrett we chatted about her meditation book, and how anyone can meditate; http://tobtr.com/11742038

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed award winning author; Katie Livingston; we talked about biographies and self help books and winning for her first short story in the Writers of the Future Award!   http://tobtr.com/11742040

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Leah Ning, we talked about books, writing and winning for her short story in the Writers of the Future Award;        http://tobtr.com/11729268

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author; T Novan  we talked about writing novels, fan fiction, the importance of Xena in our lives and our beloved Mary Dee;   http://tobtr.com/11692147

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed author Paul Wheaton about his book; Building A Better World In Your Backyard, Instead Of Being Angry At Bad Guys ;    http://tobtr.com/11735639

 

 

 

Origin (Robert Langdon, #5)Origin by Dan Brown

This was a really great book but it was also a very troubling book. It was a fun adventure with places I have never even thought about visiting and artists I have never heard of, that part of it was so much fun! I really loved the characters in this book and Robert Langdon’s relationships with them. I love art but like Robert I have been a fan of few modern artists, there are some, because I feel I understand them, but to be truly honest some I will never understand. He introduced to me places I have never been, like Spain, and literature I had never even heard of, as always it was a page turner and it was exciting. And that part of it was so much fun!

The way I feel about Religion and Science is very close to Robert’s that they care deeply about the world around us but they are just going about it differently. I am open to AI, and I found Winston very charming and an interesting character. I am not going to spoil it, but I found parts of the book very disturbing, and I stayed up nights since I read it worrying over it. I am that type of person and I really appreciate Dan Brown opening the conversation and bringing up these very, very important issues especially at this time. I think this is his best book and yet as I said before I felt it is very disturbing at the same time.

More Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie WoodMore Than Love: An Intimate Portrait of My Mother, Natalie Wood by Natasha Gregson Wagner

I have loved Natalie Wood since I was a small child. I saw her on talk shows in the 70’s with Robert Wagner who I also adore, or by herself. She was always funny, intelligent and adorable. She was my favorite actress as kid (I wanted to be an actress, not many brunettes for a brunette who wanted to be an actress to look up to, she was also extremely talented.) My favorite movies are Cash McCall and Love With a Proper Stranger. She was also great in comedy and I adored her in Sex and The Single Girl and Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice. In other words I am a fan.

When Natalie was going to be in Anastasia in LA at the Music Center I was so excited, I squealed when we got the postcard advertising it. (I still have it somewhere.) I lived at home, I was going to college and working but I knew I did not have enough money to go to the play and pay my bills, My Dad promised to get them for the whole family when they came on the market.

Of course that was not to be. I was so stunned when I heard what happened, and heart broken. It is hard to explain, I never met her, or even got a glimpse of her in person.

When all the speculation started with her sister Lana I was shocked, it was obvious she didn’t like Robert Wagner in her book, (which I did read) but she never accused him of anything like she did later. When she accuse him, I was very angry. I am a life long murder mystery fan and what she and the ship’s captain said happened, had way too many holes in it, it made no sense.

I was so excited to read Natasha Gregson Wagner book, I saw the advertisement for it after I saw her HBO special, Natalie Wood, What Remains Behind. I loved all the stuff about Natalie’s life in the documentary, her career and family life. It was beautiful. At the end, I was nodding my head and agreeing with her and the people she was interviewing, they knew best, everyone else in blogs and podcasts are just speculating. The biggest thing for me was that Christopher Walken and Robert Wagner didn’t really like each other and were not friends, why would Christopher back him up, if it was a lie, so I knew that all this fodder was just trumped up stuff, to make money. So sad. And unfair.

So I bought the book, it was very good, it is very hard to write the dark side of your life, the hard stuff for you to grapple with and to do it for the public, wow! I think Nastasha did a great job and she obviously researched her Mom’s life very thoroughly. She is so lucky to have so much, I treasure the pieces I have my parents, I don’t have as much as she does but the bits and pieces are precious. I felt so bad as I read how she had desperately wanted to keep her parents home, that she was scared something would happen to them and then when it did, her life just spiraled.

I also noticed as I read all the things that Lana had wrong, dates that things happened, the bust of James Dean disappearing, (obliviously not true, it was right there in storage,) even what Natalie was wearing on that last Thanksgiving. Also Natasha explaining her attitude to two tiny kids who just lost their Mom, her sister was cold and cruel. It made me realize her book was not true at all.

I love the happy ending for Natalie’s kids though, they deserve it. And I really hope people stop talking about her passing and focus on what great actress she was, maybe even have a Natalie Wood Film Festival. That would be so cool.

Thank you Natasha, from one daughter to another.


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Sherri’s Playhouse, Chatting With Sherri and Reviews

Happy Sixth Anniversary to my all my actors, playwrights and listeners for Sherri’s Playhouse!!!!!! Thank you everyone!!!!

Here are some of the shows from Sherri’s Playhouse, I thought during this time of isolation you might like a little free entertainment.
Let me know if you would like some more;

Cat’s Pajamas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjTbxYwWv1A&t=23s


A Widgie Knight;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiFvgFyXnqQ&t=5s&fbclid=IwAR3RkHA52UXvPu43I8wOfUXh4gKRTJ5S-b5PaaoylV_zjEOEiEAPA816-qE

Murder At Home;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_qZayUQtYY&t=7s



 

 

 

Tomorrow on Chatting With Sherri we welcome the production team of Miss Fisher and The Crypt Of Tears 4/05/20 at 7pm pacific time;     http://tobtr.com/11703438 

 

 

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I am so happy to have welcomed back the talented & charming; Adrienne Wilkinson! Adrienne  is a wonderfully talented actress best known as Xena’s daughter Eve/Livia on Xena Warrior Princess.   Adrienne and I chatted  about her new adventures, her hobbies and new projects; including her new movies; DREAMCATCHER, BURNING DOG  https://www.burningdogfilm.com

Her charity raffle:  http://adriennewilkinson.com/charitydinner/book/ 

 CAMEO:   www.cameo.com/yoadriennew    

 RAVE VIP:  for video fan meet & greets and for  coaching/consulting:  https://www.ravevip.com/profile/adriennewilkinson

  Her radio show; SUSPENSE  –   https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/suspense-radio-drama/id1114362951

The MOB; 3 full seasons, hundreds of actors interviewed for her little web series;  

season 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6JHkveVqz8&list=PLEl3IlNX50tPhFe53ugd-BnwmRGFGiTyh

Season 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAYw42Q3lQ&list=PLEl3IlNX50tOBEAs6iXwrAY_B7sud7TcO

season 3:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEl3IlNX50tP1etq10rUf0CAruQ–Cpoa

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri chatted with talented artist Echo Chernik  we talked about her art, how the artistic community is handling the health crisis and about being charge of Illustrations for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Award;  http://tobtr.com/11703436

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back actor/writer/director; Eric Erickson, we talked about being a creative stuck at home during the lockdown of the health crisis, his new films including truth and creativity in diversity ;  http://tobtr.com/11695943

 

 

I was so excited to welcome back the diverse and talented actor,Travis McMahon, we talked about slipping his hat back on as Bert in Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears, his new film Rams and how he feels about current lockdown, the health crisis and trying his hand at writing a script ;    http://tobtr.com/11698016

 

We chatted with award winning artist Bruce Brenneise about his work, the health crisis and how he is keeping in touch with his fellow artists and how he felt being a winner in Writers And Illustrators of the Future helped his career;   http://tobtr.com/11698052

 

 

 

I had a great time chatting with screenwriter and author; Paul Coyle, we talked about writing spec scripts, getting start as teleplay writer for TV and his work for shows like Crazy Like A Fox and Xena. Now he is an author with a new book about his career is coming out very soon; http://tobtr.com/11692148

 

I had a lovely chat with author Stacy Tudor about writing, creativity and how important it is do what makes you happy and become as creative as you can ; http://tobtr.com/11688019

 

 

 

 

Treasure Chest by Rithebard – Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020), Miss Fisher’s Murder… http://archiveofourown.org/works/23406160 via @ao3org

(Picture is from trailer) This is about the movie with a quirk, it has Ivy in it from my fan fic series. The idea came to me and I just had to scribble it down.

Warning spoilers! Warning spoilers! Warning spoilers!

 

Chatting With Sherri chats with the cast of; Joe Kronus; Capture The Kaiser!!!! It’s a Sequel of the hit radio-play which takes off where part one ended. Does Terrence get his revenge? Does Joe save the day? listen to the cast chat about on March 15, 2020 at 7pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11688016

 

Murder and Mendelssohn (Phryne Fisher, #20)Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood

I really enjoyed this adventure, it was fun getting to see Phryne take on a Sherlock Holmes type and really showing him that he had it all wrong. We meet her dear friend from the war who she comforts and is there for when he needs her. We get to find about her spy days and meet some of the spooks of her past. Of course, the framework is the choir, which of course Phryne joins to figure out who was the killer. And it was lovely to have so much of Jack Robinson in it, her favorite detective and her dear friend in the books. (In this book more then others that I have read he is closer to the Jack Robinson of the TV series. Especially when it comes to food.)

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