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Asking Bob Hope A (Dumb) Question

The first time I laid eyes on Bob Hope he was riding on the back of a convertible down the main street of Wapakoneta, Ohio in  September 1969. An entertainment icon looking for a reporter with a dumb question. Luckily,

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“I’m Getting A Pulse”: My Brilliant (Acting) Career

Now that awards season is upon us–an Oscar to Robert Redford for his incredible performance in All Is Lost; take the statuette Cate Blanchett for what you accomplished in Blue Jasmine–it is time to reveal the unsung details of my

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And Then Ann-Margret Kissed Me…

I have known many publicists over the years, but I have never known a publicist like Prudence Emery. Wild, wildly lovable, highly intelligent, no-nonsense, a combination gypsy, therapist, drinking buddy, and den mother, I covered more movies with Pru than

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Je Suis Québécois (Except I Am Being Held Prisoner In Milton, Ontario)

When my wife and I moved to Montreal, the Separatist government of Bernard Landry was in power. I never felt so Canadian. Living in Quebec, you are not exposed nearly so much to the incessant barrage of American culture most English

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Old Geezers Save The World (For Now)

Over the holiday I found myself back in Theatre Eight at the Varsity Cinema in downtown Toronto for the film version of John Le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.  That theatre was the larger of the two auditoriums that constituted

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