“Forgotten Hollywood”- Raising Money For the Kids…

Posted on March 6, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   I’ve been invited to be a Celebrity Bowler at the 5th Annual Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL) Celebrity Bowl. Hollywood PAL serves low-income youth (with at least 70% qualifying for the free school lunch program) ages 6-17 at risk for involvement in juvenile crime in the Los Angeles area, particularly Hollywood and its environs. PAL provides quality activities to over 400 children per year. The program not only benefits the student, but also indirectly benefits their families and the larger Hollywood community.


   This family-friendly, VIP event will take place in the heart of Hollywood at the famous Lucky Strike Lanes on March 30th, 2014, where attendees will bowl with celebrities and PAL kids, mingle with community partners, police officers and other pals of PAL. The Hollywood PAL Celebrity Bowl Fundraiser boasts that all proceeds go directly to support PAL programs. A silent auction and raffle will raise additional funds for the 450 kids that Hollywood PAL serves. I’ve donated copies of my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series for their raffle and auction.

PAL logo   Lanes-as-of-2_5_142-638x310

   The sponsors include Hollywood Museum, Warner Brothers Studios, and Paramount Pictures. It will be fun to join other celebs on this very worthy cause. Hollywood PAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This special event is hoping to raise 20% of their targeted goals for 2014. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more info on PAL, click on the link below:



treasure11 <— Geoff Edwards, the popular 1970s and 1980s game show host of Jackpot! and two incarnations of Treasure Hunt, has died. In 1986, he became the host of The Big Spin, the game show of the California Lottery, and would remain until his retirement from television in 1995. Geoff was also a radio broadcaster in Southern California.

   Like most daytime television hosts of his era, Edwards was also comfortable in situation comedies, including I Dream of Jeannie, That Girl, and Petticoat Junction. In the early 1970s, Edwards also appeared on The Bobby Darin Show as the straight man to the singer. Later in his career, he guest starred on Diff’rent Strokes and Small Wonder.

   As a news reporter, Edwards was present in the basement of the Dallas Police Department on November 24, 1963 when Jack Ruby shot suspected John Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Geoff was one of the witnesses interviewed by NBC television correspondent Tom Pettit on the scene.

   Geoff Edwards was 83.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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