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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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Chatting With Sherri and The Palm Springs Film Festival

I decided to write a travelogue to Palm Springs and the screening of; Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears at the Palm Springs Film Festival! rismovieblog.wordpress.com/2020/01/29/misNo spoilers for the movie, just description of my day trip and my reaction the film and seeing the cast and crew in person.

Coming up;

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back Melissa Good on 2/4/20 at 7 pm pacific  http://tobtr.com/11670694

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomes back TV director TJ Scott on  2/9/20 at 4pm pacific  http://tobtr.com/11666727

 

 

 

 

Last time on Chatting With Sherri;

Chatting With Sherri welcomed; Producer/Creator/Co-Writer/Author; David Oman  about The Oman House, though it was not the estate it was on a corner lot his house is thought to be visit by the victims of Charles Manson’s terror. We talk about the time period, Sharon Tate and why he bought this house ; http://tobtr.com/11658775 

 

 

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back photographer; Chris Loomis, we had a blast talking about what inspires him, tv shows, movies and styles and what is coming up next, really an exciting and fun chat; http://tobtr.com/11653345

 

 

Chatting With Sherri welcomed back talented actor; Brice Bexter, we talked about my seeing Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears at the time he had not seen it yet, his new movie Redemption Day, we had a lively chat! http://tobtr.com/11645505

 

 

I’m so excited for Brice Bexter, his show made tops on Blogtalk! Congrats Brice!!!!

 

 

 

We chatted with new author; Sandra Shaw Homer and I had a lovely chat about writing, gardens and travel; http://tobtr.com/11648877

 

 

 

It was great welcoming back; Actor/Rock Photographer; Michael Strider, we had such fun we talked  about music, photo’s and how he started in the business.  And how he changed his life and now he has a very important charity that we chat about too. http://tobtr.com/11645501

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey, #7)The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers

I loved the setting an artist community in a small Scottish fishing village. The passions are for fishing and art, which is a strange mix to me but interesting to read. Obliviously, Dorothy Sayers knows this place well and loves it. It shows a great fondness for the surroundings.

I’ve read this one a few times, it his hard to through the different accents but you get the rhythm after a while it gives it a depth that makes it sparkle.

The man who is killed is a very unlikable person. I kind of prefer a sympathetic victim myself, but there is a fascinating lot of suspects. All artists, all temperamental and different in their own way. A lot of prejudices come into play of the time, if you know history it is easy to follow if you don’t you may have to look some things up to understand.

It comes to a surprising conclusion and it all hangs one piece of evidence that is essential to every artist that is missing at the scene of the crime. I won’t tell you what it is because it will ruin the fun but if you paint will get it really quickly though it make take you a bit to figure out.

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