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Lynn Alana Delaney
Actor/Writer/Producer/Director

Always on a quest to find new and exciting ways to express her creativity, a sense of ‘coming home’ or ‘coming full circle’ seems to be Lynne Alana Delaney’s constant companion since venturing into film and television. As a Los Angeles native who got her start in theater and drama classes when only a child, she attributes that exposure to giving her a love of all things entertainment. It wasn’t until much later, with multiple careers and life experiences behind her, that she realized she had been preparing for her time in Hollywood all along. Her mid-life return to full-time acting Lynne Alana Delaney reinforced her belief that she had even more to offer the industry in the areas of screenwriting, producing and directing.

Writing her first feature screenplay, The Remake, with a nostalgic twist, seemed like a natural progression. She took her longing for a return to the heartfelt Romantic Comedies of the 50’s and 60’s one step further. Still giving us a simple human story with a wonderfully predictable happy ending, but providing a modern-day romp of the behind-the-scenes workings of Hollywood movie making in the process. Her lead characters are re-united to star in an updated version of a film they originally did together as coeds while Hollywood veterans such as June Lockhart, Larry King and Sally Kellerman add authenticity to the throw-back feel of the film. The feature is due for a release on VOD & DVD January, 2018. Twitter , Facebook , Amazon Books , IMDB , and Soundcloud


THE REMAKE

(Romantic Comedy)

Original screenplay by Lynne Alana Delaney

 

True Love Gets A Hollywood Make-Over



     Reunited to star in an updated remake of their original cult classic from the 70’s, two veteran actors find love can be even more complicated the second time around.
     Sheridan O’Connor and Riccardo Rossi are thrown together in their first big movie when barely out of their teens. The magic that is Hollywood turns their on-screen chemistry into a hot and heavy off-screen romance leaving disaster in it’s wake.
     A lifetime later and living continents apart, their worlds once again collide when brought back together to star in an updated version of the original film.
     Director Frank Zelski desperately wants to revitalize his flagging career. He turns life’s delicate balance on edge by unwittingly bringing the pair together for a virtual rematch. Overlooking all obstacles, he promises triple digit earnings to Cinematic Studios, convinced his two stars of yesteryear will still attract the audience that made them famous the first time around.
     Will Sheridan and Riccardo be able to move beyond all the pain and regret to recreate what they once had? Will working together again demand greater acting skills than either ever imagined? Or will long hours filming those intimate love scenes serve to remind them of all they might have missed?
     Resisting change in their later years has doomed them to a life without love. The stubbornness to hang onto the past is bringing them to a future of happiness. Is it possible that the worst thing that ever happened to either of them could suddenly become the catalyst that brings them together?
     Two hearts, two films and a world of heartache for everyone around them yet Riccardo and Sheridan must find a way to get past all the secrets and lies that have kept them apart.
     In a series of mishaps and missed opportunities, they begin to wonder how life would have been if they had only known the truth.
     Frank, Sheridan and Riccardo all come to realize that you are never too old to rewrite your own Hollywood ending.

The Remake


Through the production company, Associated Artists Productions, co-founded with husband Ruben Roberto Gomez, and brother, Timothy Delaney, her second feature screenplay, Losing Face  based on a true story, is in talks as a possible co-production with China. American values clash with Chinese social custom in this meaningful and honest look at how one American woman could make a difference for all women in China.

Her third, Circle of Deceit, taking place in both Argentina and Los Angeles,  combines a glimpse at the underbelly of both worlds in a political thriller involving espionage and terrorism dating back to the 1970’s. It is currently in the works as both a novel and a screenplay, slated for production in late 2018.

Driven by her love of films and her passion for bringing audiences real-life superheroes, Lynne Alana Delaney hopes to be able to share her version of entertainment with others, possibly instilling in them the same awe and wonder she felt as a child. based on a true story, is in talks as a possible co-production with China. 



Christina Pascucci
Award Winning Journalist KTLA5

     Christina Pascucci is an award-winning journalist who has interviewed thousands of people including some of the world’s most renowned political figures, pro athletes, and Hollywood’s A-listers. Some of her favorite and most memorable interviews though, have been on real issues that impact real people, and make a direct impact on her local community. 

     Christina’s roots run deep in Southern California. She is a native Angeleno and that’s also where she got her start— working for L.A. cable stations as a multi-media journalist and doing everything from reporting and anchoring to shooting and editing her own stories. Pascucci then left Southern California to further pursue her journalism career in Reno, NV where she reported for ABC affiliate KOLO-TV and covered many of the state’s big political issues in the nearby capital of Carson City. 

     Christina was soon off to the warm weather of Palm Springs and NBC affiliate KMIR, where she anchored and produced a two-hour morning show. Twice, she was voted one of the top TV personalities in the desert and helped increased ratings by over 100%. She also had the chance to meet and chat with former President Bill Clinton. 

     Pascucci, a proud Trojan, studied Entrepreneurship & International Business, Spanish, and Broadcast Journalism while at the University of Southern California. A school trip to China with her Global Management class inspired Christina to take on learning Mandarin Chinese. She is also fluent in Spanish after living with a family in Spain. 

     When she's not on the airwaves, Christina is a pilot, certified scuba diver, and adrenaline junkie. She has traveled to dozens of countries and especially loved diving with great white sharks at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and watching the world’s best athletes compete at the 2012 London Olympics. She is passionate about helping the environment, is an active Rotarian, “Big Sister” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, and avid animal lover. Her own little girl, Gracie, is a four pound Pomeranian who was rescued from a Reno shelter. 

     If you have any story ideas, email her at Christina.pascucci@ktla.com or follow her on twitter@cpascucci3 and www.facebook.com/ChristinaPascucci 

Robert Kovacik
Anchor KNBC4

     Robert Kovacik is co-anchor of NBC4’s weekend newscasts at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and a general assignment reporter. He joined the station in July, 2004. 

     An award winning journalist known for in-depth and comprehensive reporting, he was selected as NBC4’s correspondent in London for the 2012 Olympics for which he received widespread praise. The British Consul-General, Dame Barbara Hay, honored him for his exceptional coverage, marked by genuine enthusiasm for London and the spirit of the Games. 

     Kovacik was the lead morning reporter on “Today in LA” for over six years. One of his more memorable live shots occurred when Kovacik was covering an extensive manhunt for an alleged murderer. The suspect suddenly appeared and surrendered to Kovacik while live on the air. His coverage of the event was recognized in 2007 with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a Golden Mike and a Los Angeles Press Club Award for breaking and spot news reporting.

     Another career highlight involved a heated exchange between the Los Angeles Chief of Police and a local Councilman regarding paparazzi following celebrities. The confrontation between the two led to headlines worldwide and earned Kovacik a Golden Mike Award. His recent investigation that looked into how long it takes the Los Angeles Fire Department to respond to 911 emergencies prompted the Mayor and City Controller to call for an audit.

     Kovacik has also been recognized for his versatility in reporting. In one year alone, he received a local area Emmy Award for hosting an entertainment special, and was nominated for awards in the categories of Serious News Reporting and Live Sports Coverage. His investigative reporting surrounding President Clinton’s impeachment earned Kovacik a place in the Kenneth Starr Report, and his groundbreaking investigation into the overcrowded Los Angeles animal shelters forced the city to change its laws. He is also the recipient of the Best of the West and International Genesis Awards.

     Early in his career, Kovacik became the youngest anchor in the nation's largest television market, New York City, when he was named anchor of KCET's overnight venture, “Nightworld.” At the PBS flagship, he anchored hourly news updates and hosted the network's first-ever live coverage of Manhattan’s famous Halloween Parade.

     Kovacik loves being a journalist because it gives him the privilege of telling peoples’ stories that otherwise would go unheard. In addition to his career, he is passionate about causes that support animal rights, especially ‘No Kill LA’, which is dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters. He has been honored to serve as the annual emcee of MS Walk: Pacific, raising awareness and money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is involved with Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation devoted to fighting childhood cancer. He also serves as a board member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Born and raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Kovacik is an honors graduate of Brown University. After receiving a prestigious fellowship with the International Radio and Television Society, he attended Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he also graduated with honors. 
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Tina Malave
Eye on L.A. Host / Senior Producer KABC7

     Tina Malave began her television career in her early 20s when she suddenly became the nation's "go-to girl" for everything hot happening in Miami. She was in high demand, reporting for WFOR-CBS and WSVN-FOX, as an award-winning morning radio show host and producer for top rated Clear Channel station Y-100, and Miami correspondent for several national entertainment outlets. Her wit and intellect also earned her respect as a much sought after writer and producer.

     In 2000, Tina went from being an East Coast girl to an L.A. woman! Since then Tina has become an internationally recognized TV personality with shows such as E!'s 101 Series, Extreme Close Up and FYE, Joel Silver’s Next Action Star, and FOX's A Current Affair.

     Today Tina brings her many talents to ABC7’s iconic Eye on L.A. as Host and Senior Producer. Thriving on adventure, Tina loves to uncover new and unique things to see and do throughout Los Angeles, and now she can take viewers along for the ride! In Tina’s words, “L.A. is a city that’s so vast you really have to shrink your focus to be able to see all of its hidden gems. But the gems are endless!” Look for more gems to be uncovered throughout L.A. as only Tina can deliver with her trademark sense of humor.

     Eye on L.A. first hit the air in the ‘80s, and is now a weekly show all about adventures in Los Angeles. From style to food, from the people to the places, you’ll always discover something new and have a little fun on Eye on L.A. Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on ABC7. 

Tina Malave


     Eye on L.A. is a production of KABC-TV Los Angeles.
   

Elva Saray
Entertainment Host on NBC Telemundo 52

     Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Elva is one of the most outstanding latino television hosts in recent years. She has gain great popularity and a long list of professional accomplishments in her short but strong career. 
She moved to the United States when she was 17 years old. In 2005 she had her first break in television as a entertainment reporter in Estrella TV show Los Angeles en Vivo where she fast became one of the most successful personalities on the company do to her natural beauty and talent. The following year 2006, she was promoted on that same show as host along with Rene Navarro. Later, in 2008 the show changed its name to En Vivo con Elva y Chris. That same year, Elva was cast as main talent for the new created show Alarma TV produced by the same company on the seasons 2006-2008. 

     In the meanwhile, Elva’s fans got the chance to see her talent shine like never before when she was invited to do the weather segment at Canal 62 KRCA news cast. None of the less, she also was invited as marshal for many relevant national and international latino community events, such as Desfile Navideño Los Angeles, 2007, 2010, 2011 and Desfile Carnaval de Ensenada, 2008 and she appeared as a guest in new entertainment TV shows like A que no puedes, 2008, and Tengo Talento, 2009. Always on the look for more opportunities to grow professionally, Elva has signed with some publicity companies to represent product trademarks becoming a hit on several commercial projects, among them, the exclusive contract with Arroz Blue Ribbon, 2010. Elva is currently co-host of Telemundo's entertainment show Acceso Total and entertainment reporter for the same station morning newscast Buenos Dias. 
     Follow Elva Saray at www.telemundo52.com , www.facebook.com/Elva.Saray.TelemundoLA , www.twitter.com/elvasaray , and check out her Youtube weather forecast below.

Elva Saray and the Forecast



Laurie Allen
Host on KKGO 105.1 FM Radio


Laurie fell in love with radio at age 7 when she toured her hometown station in Morris, Minnesota. The resulting radio career began while in high school, working “up and down the dial” at stations in Omaha, St. Louis and San Francisco before finally coming 'home' to Los Angeles to hold down 7p-12p at KIIS-FM, on to KNX-FM, Magic 106, Power 106, Armed Forces Radio and most recently, in syndication at Dial Global Radio Network. She joined the family at GoCountry in December of 2008. Off hours, Laurie loves hiking, cooking and pursuing her hobby of collecting coffee stains in the shapes of celebrities.


Nautica de la Cruz
Host on KJLH 102.3 FM Radio

     It is no surprise that midday radio personality Nautica de la Cruz has caught the eye of several major television networks since her arrival on the Los Angeles airwaves- this hip, sassy, and talented Latina has the looks to match the voice! She’s been featured on ABC, NBC, MTV and VH1. Nautica’s career began with a short stint on a Northern California Spanish radio station, KNTA, and launched after L.A megastation Power 106 heard her English demo tape and made her their mid-day deejay. After winning the hearts of fans in Southern California, Nautica was wooed away by Power’s rival station KKBT, The Beat, to join morning lineup alongside Hip Hop greats Ed Lover and Dr.Dre.

     Nautica sat at the right hand of actor/comedian Steve Harvey on the syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” at 93.5 fm KDAY. She had also joined Steve Harvey as co-host of the Beat’s, and Los Angeles’, #1 rated Steve Harvey Morning Show. As the producer, traffic reporter, weather reporter and host of Sabor Latino and Apollo West segments, her vibrant energy and humor help command the attention of Latino, African American and mainstream listeners. Now Nautica is honored to work for 102.3fm KJLH owned by R&B legend Stevie Wonder. She produced his once a week radio shows as well as her own. She brightens up your midday’s with a bit of Latin and hip hop flavor. She makes you laugh with her wittiness and gives you the celebrity scoop on her “Nauti News”. Nautica is also a community person. She loves encouraging kids to strive in school. Besides her daily radio gig, she has her own local Los Angeles based TV show “The Nautica Show” on InComTV.

     Nautica loves connecting with people. She loves her audience and the audience gives her that same love in return. She’s ambitious, focused on her career and would like to venture into doing more television, creating shows, film and more voice-overs. She has a few projects in the works and maybe coming to a channel near you. She is a person that is not afraid to take a risk or try something new.
Listen to Nautica de la Cruz on
102.3FM KJLH 10am-1pm

Ted Ziegenbusch
Host on KOST 103.5 FM Radio

     Ted Ziegenbusch is heard many weekdays and weekends on KOST 103.5 Radio in Los Angeles. Ted is currently featured on all station day parts. However, for most of the last 30 years, Ted has been a host of their nighttime feature Love Songs on The KOST. In fact, Ted is now the last remaining host from the original on-air staff that was hired by the station back in 1982.
    Ted's love for radio began at the age of fifteen, when he was invited to be the featured guest on a popular morning radio show. He became an instant hit with the radio audience as he described his fascination with California's popular tourist attraction, Hearst Castle.
      Throughout elementary and junior high school, Ted appeared in numerous theatrical productions. He won the National Thespian's Best Actor Award for his appearance in the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie”. Years later, Ted was named an All-time Outstanding Graduate of the San Bernardino City Schools by that city’s school district.
      Upon graduation from high school, Ted attended San Bernardino Valley College, obtaining a degree in Communications, Speech and Drama. He was also vice-president of the school's broadcast fraternity and their chosen delegate to the national convention.
      For many years before KOST, Ted was the host of a popular morning radio show in San Bernardino and Riverside on KCAL-fm, where he was known as "Ziggy in the Morning." He was also an air talent and assistant program director for the legendary KMEN 1290.
      In the eighties, Ted moved south to San Diego and became the wake-up host and premiere Program Director for a powerhouse of a radio station called "The Mighty 690". Later, Ted became the host of other popular morning radio shows on 91X, KGB and KIFM in San Diego.
      During the fall of 1982, Ted joined KOST 103.5 in Los Angeles. With KOST, Ted began an 18 year run as the most popular late night radio host in all of Southern California. At that time, he was also the longest running nighttime music radio host in America. With Ted's warm and caring style, he attracted millions of listeners every week to his nightly "Love Songs" segment. Ted left KOST in October of 2000 to pursue other entertainment opportunities.
      During his years away from KOST, Ted was one-half of the morning radio show called “Ted and Lauren in the Morning” on 95.9FM The Fish in Anaheim/Los Angeles. Ted also handled the mid day duties on KKLA in Los Angeles, leaving both of those stations in May of 2006. Ted was right back on The KOST from the years 2006-2009 before another brief vacation away from radio. Back for an unprecedented third time at KOST 103.5, Ted can be heard on the radio almost anytime of the day or night.
      Ted is a member of Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of TV & Radio Artists (known as SAG-AFTRA) and has appeared in various movies, television shows and theatrical productions. Along with the legendary Dick Clark, Ted became the host of a major syndicated television project called "The Heartline". He was also the host of a nationally syndicated radio show "Saturday Night Love Songs with Ted Ziegenbusch."
      In addition to being named one of the Outstanding Young Men in America for three consecutive years, Ted has been listed in several editions of "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in Entertainment." He is a recent recipient of the Arvella Schuller Award at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. The annual award is given to someone who is a positive influence on America's young people. Previous winners have included Steve Allen, Dr. Laura, Kathy Ireland, Dr. Phil and former Dodger's manager Tommy Lasorda.
      Always an audience favorite, Ted is a frequent emcee and guest speaker. Ted has three married sons and he resides in Orange County, California with his wife of 35 years.
 
Email Contact: tedziegenbusch@clearchannel.com or tedziggy@aol.com


Marylin Hebert
Executive Producer


     Actress turned filmmaker and Executive Producer, an innovator in making great business happens, and investment consultant and direct link to ultra-high network individuals in real estate, energy, film, and film studios, both nationally and internationally, Marylin Hebert, started by interning for Irwin Winkler in Beverly Hills the producer of "Rocky.”


     "He was the nicest person I met and he let me borrow all of his videos in his library where I studied all of the old classic black and white films. From this internship, I decided to write/direct and produce my first short. 

     My first short placed me top 50 directors in Project Green Light 2004. Since then, some other festivals and contests seem to enjoy my comedy such as Top 5 comedy short for CBS 'Big Shot Live' and my date short 'Recipe For Love' 

Recipe For Love

 
was accepted into Astana's International Short Film Festival this year. I always have used local music talent in my shorts. My blog 'The Single Girl's Handbook' was voted as a winning blog on at hubpages http://ladytwizzelton.hubpages.com/hub/blinddate. I had no followers yet, so I was very happy that my comedy seemed to tickle people's funny bone. 

     My love of films span from Frederico Fellini,Vittorio De Sica to Preston Sturges, and Frank Capa. After being seen for a new face for 'Event Horizon,' I started to study on scholarship at The Larry Moss Studio and got a call back to the Actor Studio. My first attempt to sell a screenplay was to producer Harry Weinstein. I met him and he let me bring scripts to him. I think he was just being nice. 

     I was new and had unaccredited screenwriters scripts but it put me on the path to finding better scripts and even write my own. I started to write romantic comedies and entered 'The Big Date' in the Spielberg contest. It is a screwball comedy about a bad blind date. I wrote/directed and produced. It was a great experience. 

     I decided to go find investors and filmmakers with credits. As I had no elements for my comedies, this seemed to be the smartest thing for me to do. I met my business mentor, George Jesen who is a partner as Star Partners and have been in the business of finding great film projects with wonderful producers and directors on board ever since. 

     I now have expanded into real estate and energy projects as well. I have made wonderful collaborations around the world for investments. I enjoy working with film directors the most. Their vision is incredible and they are usually extremely nice and smart. Don't worry. I will get my romantic comedy 'Here Comes The Bride!' made in the future and maybe even one of my children's books published. 

     I am off to skype to one of my investors in London. My dog is waiting for her walk and she is ready to skype me about her urgency!


An Ode To Los Angeles
By: Claudinne Caro
Bilingual Emmy Award Winning News Correspondent & Producer at CNN - Turner Broadcasting System

     Four-time Emmy Award winning Broadcast Journalist with ten nominations from The National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences, Claudinne Caro, today’s Superwoman with a great personality and versatile style, knows what delicacies and adventures to explore, when she is in the City of Angeles. Claudinne Caro's talent has allowed her to cover both the vital news of today and the entertainment industry, displaying a genuine warmth, human and respectful style during her one on one interviews, a style that has not gone unnoticed and that has earned her the trust and respect of the Stars she's interviewed, such as Gloria Estefan, Super Star Chef Emeril Lagasse, Puerto Rican singer/actor Chayanne, including Steven Spielberg and others. Claudinne’s unique eloquence and allure makes her the perfect Ambassador to the City of Angeles to share her exciting moments. 
     
     "The City of Angels has a special place in my heart. Whenever I have a break from my responsibilities as a Broadcast Journalist I love to escape to the west coast to Los Angeles. As soon as I step out of the airplane I feel the excitement of the city, the warmth of the people, the wonderful energy of L.A. and I know...I'm going to have fun! My best friend lives here, so I have one more excuse to visit (not that I
wouldn't come up with one if necessary).


     For the first class pampering, well.... The Beverly Wilshire Hotel is still one of the best options. After months of hectic schedules and hard work one need to start with "me" time, to take all the excitement that Los Angeles has to offer.


     I always go back and have lunch at The Ivy, their organic salad, a glass of sparkling water and lemon sets the mood for a great afternoon.



     One of my favorite blocks is of course Rodeo Drive,(no surprise there is there?) It is dangerously alluring and being the true "Fashionista" that I am, I can't resist Valentino one of my top favorite designers. I'm always received with a glass of champagne and I always leave with a smile on my face in one of Valentino's latest creations, whether it is a dress or a bag, whatever calls my name. Unless I'm absolutely in love with it, I don't get it. You see, to me fashion is a work of art, another form of artistic expression, is a craft, not simply clothes or things you wear. Roberto Cavalli is another favorite of mine. His style is unique, and I'm always attracted to an original work of art, and that is his Cavalli's style.


     Los Angeles also brings out the little girl in me! I'm a lover of the theater and films. I have a background in theater as well. So I let the little girl in me go out and have fun at the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre...


and pose next to one of my favorite band's Star " The Doors"...


...or have fun and see if my favorite actress Meryl Streep and I have the same shoe size, and if you look closely I think we do...hey! Anything to have in common with the great Meryl Streep is fine by me.


     I also love to cruise around in Malibu, no schedule, no deadline, just to go, stop wherever if feel right to have, a cappuccino, lunch or dinner. It's all about enjoying life and enjoying the moment when I travel.


     A must when visiting Los Angeles is the Chateau Marmont. The ambience is bohemian with a touch of magic really. It hits you as soon as you walk in. The food is delish and so are the cocktails. I couldn't believe I was recognized there by a lovely girl and she asked to take a picture with me. Of course I did, but seriously, this is a place where Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston visit more often. I NEVER expected anybody recognizing me. So, you see, you can meet kind people anywhere.  That was a treat and a sweet memory.

     This is just a taste of why I love Los Angeles and you can be sure I'll always come back to the City of Angels!"

     Claudinne Caro is a Broadcast Journalist with over eight years of experience working on the field as a reporter as well as a news anchor. As a bilingual journalist, Claudinne Caro has had the opportunity to work both for the English and the Spanish market, including CNN Network, NBC Network as well as Telemundo Network. Many times, reporting the same story, the same day, in two different languages for two different news stations.

     Currently Claudinne Caro works for the CNN Español network as a News Correspondent and Medical Producer, one of her latest projects was collaborating in the production of the special  “Autism- An Inner World.”

     Claudinne Caro is a graduate of Florida International University. She holds a  Bachelor’s degree of Science in Communications.

     The City of Angels welcomes Claudinne to Los Angeles as our ambassador and for simply being a beautiful human being. Claudinne has told me that her dreams have directed her to Los Angeles, and we look forward to seeing more of her. Following is Claudinne in action on the scene, in the middle, and showing her versatile, enticing looks and mesmerizing personality.



Jeremy Renner

 

     A new face to hit the Cinema scene is the face of Jeremy Renner, playing the character and star, Sargent First Class William James in Kathyrn Bigelow's Oscar winning movie, Hurt Locker. Jeremy has hit the ground running and he hasn't stopped. In the blockbusters to come, he has gone on to star in Thor, Ben Afleck's The Town, and he is appearing alongside Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible sequel and eventually replace Tom in the franchise. Jeremy has even replaced Matt Damon in the next Jason Bourne movie. Jeremy's latest move, he will be playing the ever so loved Steve McQueen, the biography. Jeremy is taking the role so seriously, that he started his own production company, The Combine, so he can do the movie the way he sees fit. 

     After starring in such amazing classic movies such as the Magnificant Seven, Bullitt, and The Great Escape, the legend Steve McQueen, after shooting The Hunter in 1979, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer believed to be caused by asbestos exposure. Steve, a hardcore chimney smoker, developed many tumors and no cure was in sight. He died at the age of 50.

     My association with Jeremy, (He actually lived walking distance from me in Hollywood.) was in a little movie, where Jeremy was quite fond of eating - men. Jeremy played the starring character of Dahmer, the serial killer that ate his victims. I was there as the researcher for the film and I am also in the credits at the end of the movie (IMDB.com), and also I am in the movie as one of his victims. I was a victim that was drugged by Dahmer, Jeremy, at a bar, and then Dahmer did things to me that were a bit uncouth for two straight guys. I know one thing. Jeremy will always remember me. I can always walk up to him and say, "Jeremy, you remember me? I was that crazy guy on the set that you raped in your Dahmer movie." Cut! Checking the gate.


By: Johnathan Leonard Mills


The Rise Of Beverly Hills

 

     The city of Beverly Hills started off with money attached to it, but before it became Beverly Hills it was a property once owned by the Amalgamated Oil Company in the year 1900. This Oil company acquired the property for the sole purpose of drilling for oil. When the oil company realized after drilling several wells that there was no oil, the property migrated into the hand of the Rodeo Land and Water Company with Burton E. Green as the head of development, though he was President of Amalgamated Oil. 

     Burton hired Wilbur D. Cook as a landscape architect who designed large lots with wide streets that were lined with palm, acacia, and eucalyptus trees which would soon become one of the most exclusive subdivisions in the world. While Wilbur was building what can only be termed paradise, Burton was reading an article in the newspaper with the city name of Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. He thought the name was beautiful and proposed the name Beverly Hills to his fellow associates and the name was born.

     January 23, 1907 was the first time Crescent, Canon, Beverly, Rodeo, Camden, Bedford, Roxbury, and Linden Drives, Carmelita, Elevado, and Lomitas Avenues, and Burton Way appeared on a map when the subdivision of Beverly Hills was filed at the County Recorder's Office. When the financial depression from 1907 - 1908 passed, in 1910, the town's first real estate agent, built his home on two lots on Crescent Drive, and then the town began to populate quickly.

     During this growing time, all social events were conducted in the Beverly Hills Hotel which was built in 1912. Church was held there including all formal social affairs and weddings, and the only motion picture theater was located there.

     In the latter part of 1913, the subdivision had 550 residents, 50 more residents than need to incorporate, and on January 28, 1914, the city of Beverly Hills was incorporated.

     By 1919, Douglas Fairbanks, an actor, screenwriter, director and producer, moved to Beverly Hills on Summit Drive with his wife, Mary Pickford, an actress and co-founder of the film studio United Artists. Following in the move to Beverly Hills, was the then political humorist, Will Rogers who later became honorary mayor of Beverly Hills, Harold Lloyd, and actor and producer, who built his mansion in Benedict Canyon, followed by acclaimed actor John Barrymore, Robert Montgomery, an actor and director, Miriam Hopkins, an actress born into wealth and Edward L. Doheny Jr., the only son and heir of wealthy oil man, Edward L. Doheny. Beverly Hills quickly became known for the socially elite, famous movie stars, the rich, and large and beautiful mansions.

     Through the 1950s, Beverly Hills continued to prosper making it one of the most upscale places in the world to live, eat, play and to shop. Rodeo Drive became the center of what is called The Golden Triangle which was promoted to the world as as one of the most prestigious shopping destinations to ever grace the earth.

     The city's image continued to be elevated by featured television shows and movies set in Beverly Hills, The Jack Benny Show, The Beverly Hillbillies both the television show and the movie, Beverly Hills Cops, and of course Beverly Hills 90210.

     Though the city is favored by show business people, other affluent professionals such as doctors and lawyers have also made Beverly Hills home, producing a strong liberal presence and a strong Jewish community.

     When you say Beverly Hills today, it automatically rings of wealth, status, and celebrity and beauty, and it continues to grow in these characteristics today. I need to park my Bugatti there.




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