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G-CAPP’S BIG ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IN ATLANTA

Posted on October 6, 2012, in My Blog, with 6 Comments

Every year we have a big event. Sometimes it’s a film premiere, once I was roasted by the diverse likes of President Jimmy Carter, Big Boi, Rosie O’Donnell, Debbie Reynolds, Chris Tucker and my brother…among others. (it took me a week to recover!). Once it was a Fonda Family Film Festival with Peter, Troy, Bridget and me, hosted by the …

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MY TIME IN THE BIG EASY FILMING “THE BUTLER” PART 2

Posted on September 17, 2012, in My Blog, with 13 Comments

I didn’t work on Tuesday so, with the help of my sweet and knowledgable driver, Melanie, I took advantage of the free time to explore places I ‘m interested in. As those if you who follow my blog know, I love Cemeteries–old, colorful ones especially. New Orleans has great ones. I think because there’s water close to the surface of …

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The Joys of Grandchildren

Posted on July 29, 2011, in My Blog, with 10 Comments

While recently in Atlanta I went to dinner with the Belatti’s.

Dinner in Atlanta at the Four Seasons restaurant with my wonderful friends Frank and Cathy Belatti

Frank was the CEO of AFC (America’s Favorite Chicken, a company which also includes Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Popeye). He was on the G-CAPP board as Vice Chair for many terms and …

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THE 20TH ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AWARDS

Posted on October 17, 2010, in My Blog, with 15 Comments

A large group gathered at what used to be the Warner brother Studio’s back lot for the EMA Awards. Shot a scene with Tony Perkins for “Tall Story” close by…walking through a trailer park, stopping under a tree and singing a duet of “Cuddle Up a Little Closer.” I kid you not. I could feel the vibes as I …

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MUSIC—FILMED AND REAL

Posted on August 1, 2010, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 30 Comments

July 30-31st

Friday and Saturday we filmed a small music festival in Rosendale—a real one happened last week which we filmed and then, in these pictures, we recreated a portion for the closer shots and story telling scenes for “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.”

Katherine McPhee, who attained fame on American Idol, sang a song and impressed us all …

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AN AUDIENCE TO DIE FOR

Posted on April 11, 2009, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 20 Comments

Today’s matinee audience was to die for. I wanted to hug them all. Standing and cheering at the end. There was even applause at the end of the first scene. That never happened before!

I learned an important stage lesson this afternoon. Wanting a little energy boost, I ate a chocolate turtle (Bridgewater, dark chocolate and pecans) between two scenes …

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Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 15, 2009, in Film, Television & Theater, My Blog, with 22 Comments

This is our first 2-show day. I’m kinda tired so I will take my nap soon before the evening show. Last night my dear friends from the past–Laurel Lyle and David Hodges saw the show and came back stage.  David was the director of the Laurel Springs Children’s Camp that my husband, Tom Hayden, and I ran in California for …

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