“Forgotten Hollywood”- Star-Filled Panel in El Segundo!

Posted on April 28, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   As I’ve noted before, I’ll be attending this year’s El Segundo Author Fair, Sunday, June 3rd. Ellen Cunningham, the Public Services Manager, has invited me to moderate a Pop Culture 60’s and 70’s panel discussion at the event. The El Segundo Library also now houses copies of  Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History.

   Among the icons expected on the 2:30p panel dais:

* DYAN CANNON – An award-winning actress (Golden Globe) who starred in popular motion pictures, including Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, The Last of Sheila, and Heaven Can Wait. Her television credits include Gunsmoke, Bat Masterson, 77 Sunset StripThe Rockford Files, and Ally MacBeal. Next to Jack Nicholson, Dyan is the most visible Los Angeles Lakers fan in Southern California.

   For three years, she was married to Cary Grant. She has written a book telling her personal story about their 1960s marriage.

* KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT – For male television viewers of a certain age, she was a heartthrob during her run as Maggie Evans and Josette Collins in the daytime television program Dark Shadows. She was the love interest of Barnabas Collins, played by Jonathan Frid. The popularity of the soap opera spawned the film The House of Dark Shadows in 1970. She’s expected to have a cameo role in the 2012 version of Dark Shadows, produced by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.

   Kathryn had a reliable television career, with roles in Cagney and Lacey, Magnum P.I., Matlock, The A-Team, The Incredible HulkStar Trek: The Next Generation, and Quincy, She also had a role in The Great Gatsby.

BILL HUDSON – One third of the Hudson Brothers singing group. He also had very familiar spouses, including Goldie Hawn and Cindy Williams. He’s the father of actress Kate Hudson.

   The Hudson Brothers hosted a weekly variety show that was a Summer replacement on CBS in 1974. A producer during the height of their output was Bernie Taupin. Bill’s new book chronicles his singing career, and his own family story.

* HENRY DILTZ – The official photographer at Woodstock and also participated at the Monterey Festival, Diltz was the prolific rock ‘n roll visual historian. Among the performers he has captured include Michael Jackson, The Doors, Paul and Linda McCartney, The Kingston Trio, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, The Mamas and Papas, The Monkees, The Byrds, Richard Pryor, and Frank Zappa.

   His photos were the canvas for iconic album covers of James Taylor, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, and Garth Brooks. Over 100 musical acts have used the conceptual vision of Henry Diltz.

   I can’t wait to join these cultural luminaries at this year’s El Segundo Author Fair!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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