Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Hollywood Show

I spent Saturday at the quarterly Hollywood Show in Burbank, CA. Tons of stars from the past were there to sign autographs and meet their fans. Above is a shot of me with Academy Award winning actress Rita Moreno.
She won the Oscar for her role as Anita in "West Side Story"(1961). She also had a minor role as Zelda Zanders in the MGM classic, "Singin' in the Rain"(1952).
Here I am with Larry Hagman, star of "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Dallas". He also happens to be the son of Broadway actress Mary Martin, famous for her stage roles as Peter Pan and Maria in The Sound of Music
Larry with his "I Dream of Jeannie" co-star Barbara Eden.
At the show I bought this collectible replica of the "Jeannie" bottle which Mr. Hagman signed.
The Jeannie bottles are created by Mario Della Casa and can be purchased here: http://www.jeanniebottles.com/main.html
This is Lesley Ann Warren who first appeared on TV as Cinderella in 1965. Walt Disney took notice and personally signed her to a contract.
"The Happiest Millionaire"(1967) with Fred MacMurray was her first film for the studio. This was the last live action film Walt Disney supervised. He died in December 1966.
Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, star of "Marty"(1955) and "The Poseidon Adventure"(1972). Ernest is 93 years young!
Ernest Borgnine as Marty and Esther Minciotti as his mother in the Academy Award winning Best Picture of 1955.
Actress Stefanie Powers, star of "Hart to Hart", "McLintock!", "Herbie Rides Again", and "Die! Die! My Darling!" with Tallulah Bankhead.
Some of the other celebs in attendance included Jane Russell, the Osmond Brothers, Richard Chamberlain, Morgan Fairchild, and reunions with the stars of the Terminator films, Knots Landing, and West Side Story.