WHO’S WHAT AND WHAT’S WHERE.
W elcome to the new season. . .the start of our 2006—2007 season and our 41st year. A big thank you to retiring President JOHN HARLAN and his Board members, JUDY BRENDEL, EDDY JO BERNAL, TOMMY COOK, BILL IRWIN, ROCKY KALISH, STAN SPIRO and CHARLES WASHBURN, and welcome to new President CHUCK SOUTHCOTT. Other 2006-2007 officers are MARTY HALPERIN, Vice President; BARBARA FULLER, Secretary; RIC ROSS, Treasurer; MICHAEL BROCKMAN, Assistant Treasurer; JEANNE DeVIVIER BROWN, Chairman of the Board; ART GILMORE, Chairman Emeritus and BOB AHMANSON, Chief Financial Officer Emeritus. New Board members are ART ALISI, STEPHEN BROWN, JUNE FORAY, KAY HENLEY, SAM LOVULLO, ALAN PERRIS and SHEL STUART. We should be off to a good start with the first luncheon, September 22.
TRAVELERS — Our
new President, CHUCK SOUTHCOTT spent a working vacation on an Alaskan cruise
with his “Music of Your Life” listeners in July (tough duty). EDDIE CARROLL and
his wife, Evelyn, were in
PPBER MAX ECKERT spent two weeks
Former Board member SHARON
DOUGLAS has moved to
FORMER PPB BOARD MEMBER DALE OLSON points out a lot of our members and friends were on hand August 26 when Actors and Others for Animals toasted Dick Van Dyke at a luncheon at the Universal Hilton. EARL HOLLIMAN, A&O president and founding member JO ANNE WORLEY put the event together with toasters Elayne Boosler, Brett Butler, Mike Connors, Bryan Cranston, Nancy Dussault, Steve Lawrence, Charlotte Rae, BETTY WHITE, Mitzi Gaynor and host MONTY HALL. The organization, which does so much to promote humane care for animals is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
ED WILLIAMS recently played a
1940s doctor in a Capital Blue Cross commercial. ED was also interviewed for a
British program on ITV Channel 4 about his work with Leslie Nielsen on the
“Police Squad” series and in the Naked Gun movies. GERRY FRY’s
wife, Marty, is recovering from massive leg injuries. She continues to improve
after many hours of physical therapy. Mrs. RICHARD PAUL (Patty) co-produced a
staged concert reading of “The Roar of the Grease Paint, the Smell of the
Crowd” for the Musical Theatre Guild (MTG) at the Alex Theatre Glendale and the
MALA POWERS writes the forward
to a new McFarland book, Ladies of the Western, recently released. The book
contains interviews with 51 actresses in westerns from the silents
to television. Just learned that former president
CHUCK CECIL and wife Edna are great-grandparents of four girls. New president
CHUCK SOUTHCOTT had a busy summer emceeing the free jazz concerts on behalf of
K-Jazz Radio from the beautiful
RECEIVED a great postcard picturing means PEGGY GILBERT and announcing that a documentary on PEGGY and her all-girl band was being released in October. The film about PEGGY, who changed it all for female musicians, was produced by Jeannie Pool with narration by LILY TOMLIN
I HOPE YOU DIDN’T MISS the L.A. Times article on NORMAN CORWIN. It was almost a full page and had a great picture of CORWIN. The 96-year-old CORWIN is still a professor of Journalism at USC. CORWIN’s VE Day Broadcast “On a Note of Triumph” was the subject of a documentary that won a short subject Oscar in 2006. The Oscar-winning documentary, titled On a Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, was repeated on Cinemax, July 29. A stirring tribute.
Board member STEVE BROGDEN announced the opening of the children’s addition at the Thousand Oaks Library. The Thousand Oaks Library has also published a catalogue of the American Radio Archives Collection, with a forward by NORMAN CORWIN. PPBer MILT LARSEN gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, September 15.
PPBER WOODY WISE writes that
long-time member NANCY WIBLE is now in an assisted living home in
FORMER PRESIDENT FRANK BRESEE
celebrated a milestone August 5, when his “Golden Days of Radio” started its
58th year. FRANK presented the first program on KCSI on Catalina,
I HOPE THIS NEWSLETTER MAKES IT. We had a 49- hour blackout during the heat wave and could not use fax, typewriter, computer, etc.. . .then on the deadline day for the copy to be sent to the printer. . . the phones were out for 12 hours.. .so again no fax and no means of communication.
Membership Chairman KAY HENLEY announces New Members BOB DIX, KEVIN GERSHAN and TOM GOODWIN.
We will remember with admiration BOB DONNER, JOHN M. KENNEDY, ARTHUR MALVIN, JEREMIAH MORRIS, LESLIE RANDAZZO, JACK SMITH, STAN SPERO and ALBERT WILLIAMS.
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