John DiLeo at the 2016 Black Bear Film Festival

November 9, 2016

Film historian and author John DiLeo was once again an integral part of the Black Bear Film Festival. In a segment entitled “Inside Hollywood with Rex Reed,” John DiLeo interviewed the renowned film critic Rex Reed, who shared personal anecdotes and observations about being a Hollywood journalist. Following the Rex Reed segment, John DiLeo moderated […]

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Gregg Barrios, I-DJ at Texas Book Festival 2016

October 25, 2016

Gregg Barrios’ play I-DJ is being performed at the 2016 Texas Book Festival in Austin Texas. This is the first time a play is being featured at the Texas Book Festival. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 11:00-11:45 in the Ahora Si Tent (It’s the main book signing tent between Congress […]

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Karen Kondazian in Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll

July 25, 2016

Award winning actor and author Karen Kondazian stars as Aunt Rose Comfort in Tennessee Williams’ play Baby Doll at the Fountain Theatre. Karen Kondazian is no stranger to the works of Tennessee Williams. She has performed in The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, The Night of the Iguana, Orpheus Descending, A Streetcar Named Desire, […]

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John DiLeo Emceeing Adirondack Film Society Event

July 15, 2016

Classic film historian John DiLeo is emceeing a two-day event for the Adirondack Film Society on July 16-17 at the Strand Theatre, Schroon Lake, NY. On Saturday, July 16, join John DiLeo with his presentation of “Bloopers, Secrets, and Surprises from Hollywood’s Golden Age,” as he sets the stage for the showing of the Marx […]

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James Franco Signing at the Strand Bookstore, June 26

June 10, 2016

(New York) The Strand Bookstore is hosting James Franco for a book signing of his latest collection of poetry, STRAIGHT JAMES / GAY JAMES on Sunday, June 26, 2016, from 12-3pm. The Strand will also have copies of James Franco’s other books on hand for purchase. James Franco fans may also bring their previously purchased […]

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B.V. Olguin’s “Ode to Muhammed Ali” from Red Leather Gloves

June 6, 2016

We wanted to share B.V. Olguin’s poem “Ode to Ali” in memory of The Champ, Muhammed Ali (1942-2016). ODE TO ALI* Ain’t no such thing as a boxing poet, ’cept of course Ali. Muhammad Ali. He could bust a rhyme while keeping time with shuffling feet and flying fists that set typewriters clacking and people […]

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Madeleine Sherwood (1922-2016): A Tennessee Williams Stage and Film Star

April 27, 2016

Film historian John DiLeo sent me a link today to a NY Times piece on Madeleine Sherwood where he is briefly quoted. I became familiar with Sherwood’s acting in the films of Tennessee Williams while John DiLeo was writing Tennessee Williams and Company: His Essential Screen Actors (2010). He devoted an entire chapter to Madeleine […]

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David Kaplan directs Tennessee Williams’ “Ten Blocks…” in Ghana

April 25, 2016

David Kaplan is directing Tennessee Williams’ Ten Blocks on the Camino Real in Accra, Ghana in early May 2016. The production features actors from Abibigroma, the National Theater of Ghana. Ten Blocks will be performed in English but adapted to Ghanian culture. Ten Blocks will be staged in public spaces in Accra, Ghana. David Kaplan […]

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James Franco Book Signing for STRAIGHT JAMES / GAY JAMES

April 20, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 12:00pm at Skylight Books in LA, James Franco will be signing copies of his new collection of poetry Straight James / Gay James.  Please visit Skylight Books for more information about the event. Straight James / Gay James, actor James Franco’s new chapbook of poems, explores the facets of his public and […]

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Gregg Barrios and I-DJ a Hit at the 2016 San Antonio Book Festival

April 7, 2016

At the 2016 San Antonio Book Festival, playwright and poet Gregg Barrios was the festival’s first featured playwright for his play I-DJ. A scene from I-DJ was performed and then was followed by a conversation with Gregg Barrios. Gregg Barrios’ participation in the 2016 San Antonio Book Festival has garnered several stories by San Antonio […]

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