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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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Some of my scribbling and Chatting With Sherri

I’m so excited about my new series on Women of the Silent Film Era. This week—Lillian Gish! flapperpress.com/post/women-of- This is the first of a several part series, the next up will be Mary Pickford!

Coming soon to Sherri’s Playhouse! Joe Kronus Two! Sequel of hit radio-play takes off where part one ended. Does Terrence get his revenge? Does Joe save the day? tobtr.com/11688016
Escape From Pretoria https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/escape-from-pretoria/ staring Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart and Nathan Page! It’s an excellent movie well acted and very intense. There are some spoilers in this review.
Coming up on Chatting With Sherri;
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Stacy Tudor on 3/12/20 at 1pm pt;     http://tobtr.com/11688019
Last Time…
Chatting With Sherri welcomes back talented author; Nicholas Diak, we had a great time talking about movies, books and fandom! ; http://tobtr.com/11682126

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-winning author; Kaaron Warren , we had a great time chatting about books and writing independent books  ;  http://tobtr.com/11676026

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back publisher and writer; John Goodwin, we talked about the contest, books, writing and how creativity is very important;  http://tobtr.com/11675433

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back author Peter Wacks, talked about how he loved creativity, books and what led him to write his stories; http://tobtr.com/11669395

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award winning composer back David Raiken, we talked about movies, creativity and how important music is in the world; http://tobtr.com/11669397

 

 

Chatting With Sherri  welcomes back the very talented, prolific and diverse director; TJ Scott, it was super fun having TJ back, we talked about all the wonderful new projects he is working on, Star Trek, and Xena how he was one of the first directors and that we can’t believe its 25 years ; tobtr.com/11666727

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A reprise of Sherri’s Playhouse and a very Happy New Year!

Happy New year, a bit early but it’s the thought that counts. It was an interesting year, I would like thank everyone who have read my blogs, listened to my shows, read my article and were just so supportive of me.  Thank you and have a safe and happy New Year.

Sherri’s Playhouse presents a reprise of the amazing Joe Kronus; a time travel radio play! Would you like to come along for the ride? See other times and stop those who would interfere with time; come along tonight at 7pm pt; tobtr.com/11608619  

My first show 2020; Chatting with Sherri welcomes back award-winning science fiction writer Shaene Siders on Jan 2, 2020 at 1pm pt; http://tobtr.com/11627035

 

I would like to thank everyone who was a guest on Chatting With Sherri, I had a  great year! The live The Chatty Award was given to Adrienne Wilkinson this year for live listens.
The Download Chatty Award is still open just download eps at; blogtalkradio.com/rithebard tomorrow is the last day to listen to the nominees.  I will announce the winner on Jan 6th!
Here are the nominees;

Nathan Page Picture by (c) Sam Mcadam-Cooper

 

Anthony J Sharpe

 

 

Dr. Colleen Darnell

Brice Bexter

Mary D Brooks and Steven L Sears

Still time to check out the great books in the Holiday On-line Book Fair! Pick up a hard to gift for someone special; https://rithebard.wordpress.com/2019/12/25/holiday-on-line-book-fair/

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This month is the Anniversary for both my radio concepts!

This month is the Anniversary for Sherri’s Playhouse and Chatting With Sherri also we’re casting for new plays… We have several plays coming up; 2 time-travel stories, The newest parts of Mabel of  The Anzacs! And so much more  … 

 Sherri Playhouse; 

Chatting With Sherri chatted with the cast of Kitten, we had a lot of fun with the cast of this farce, chatting about comedy versus drama.  Listen in; http://tobtr.com/11484467

We presented my play Kitten on Sherri’s Playhouse on Sunday, it is a farce and bit of fluffy fun to cheer up your day;   http://tobtr.com/11499709  It is a short radio play, 12 mins, you can listen to it while eat breakfast or go to the store. Wonderful music of; Cat In The Act and Groovy Tune by singer/song writer; Ray Dafrico add a special kick to the radio play. I hope you will listen in.

I would like to Congratulate to Mr. Nathan Page, his interview has reached over three million downloads in just two months!😊 📷 by (c) Sam Mcadam Cooper.

I would also  like to Congratulate to Mr. Anthony J Share, his interview has reached over One million downloads!

 

 

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes illustrator and author Todd Lockwood! We chatted about writing and art and the movies and books that inspired us, listen in; http://tobtr.com/11502007

 

 

Chatting With Sherri  welcomes back Author/Playwright/Director; Gregg Oppenheimer! We chatted about I Love Lucy, his new play tour, and other really cool things coming up for his radio play turned theatrical smash! Listen in ;   http://tobtr.com/11484465

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Emmy Winning Producer,Writer and Author Brooks Wachtel!  The always interesting and educational Brooks we chatted about films, books, tv, his teaching so much more, listen in to this charming, highly intelligent man;     http://tobtr.com/11484469

 

  

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back award-winning film-maker; Tom Konkle! We had a great time, talking movies and what inspires him. Plus all his new work that has just come out, it is a fun lively chat, listen in ; http://tobtr.com/11475429

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcome authors and writer of the future winners; Eric and Darci Stone. We had a good time talking about writing and how they inspire each other, listen in ;    http://tobtr.com/11475431

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back photographer; Ian L Sitren! We had fun chatting about how he was able to really be a part of an air show, and the excitement of combining his love photography with his love of flight! Listen in; http://tobtr.com/11455871

 

 

Fan Fiction;

Ok, I have written a crossover story, from Phryne finding out about her half sister to the first show of the spin off.  Bonus material; this is in my head cannon so it will include Ivy and Jane and Freddy; the whole family I created, https://archiveofourown.org/works/20606039/chapters/48925718 this has the first two chapters.  It of course starts with Jack, Phryne, Ivy and Jane.

Movie Trailer;

Miss Fisher Movie Trailer is here!!!! https://rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/18/miss-fisher-movie-trailer-is-here/ via @wordpressdotcom

 

Book Review; 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
I have to admit this has always been my favorite of the series. I think because of two of the new characters and what they mean to Harry. I also love how Hermione has grown up and she really is becoming her own person. Of course like any preteen she makes major mistakes like taking too many classes, but that just makes you love her more and relate to her more. Poor Harry really goes through the ringer and I appreciate J.K Rowling allows this young man to be competent but make mistakes and be downright confused. I love how he reacts in a certain part when Hermione takes him on a certain trip, (sometimes it is really hard to avoid spoilers.) Ron has always been us to me. He says what the audience would say and reacts the way we do too. It’s hard not to love them. This is the story that you see a glimpse of the adults they will become. I adore Lupin, he is very real to me. Like my best teachers, the ones that always made me think.

Anything else I say would give the game away, but it is my favorite and an exquisite story.

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