Celebrity Photos From Chiller Theatre!
Me and the always fierce Pam Grier. She lit up the place like a Roman candle.
Today's column is all about my interactions with various Oscar winners, ex-child-stars, sitcom survivors, and other culty icons at the Chiller Theatre autography show in New Jersey the other night.
Well, here's a gorgeous bunch of Angelo Pitillo-photographed shots of the amazing luminaries we got to carry on with.
But first, a random anecdote:
I heard Oscar nominee Bruce Dern (Coming Home) tell a fan there that on the first day's shooting of Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock got out of his chair, but he was so fat the chair stuck to his ass. Once he became disentangled, the genius director (complete with pacemaker) went up to each person on the set and thanked them by name!
"No other director's ever done that," said Dern, misty-eyed.
Showbiz, for all it's darkness, can also be extraordinarily lovely, right?
So are these photos. Enjoy!
Reverend Mother Dolores Hart, the Elvis-co-star-turned-nun. She got a calling from the Lord and picked up the phone. Mother Hart's table of heavenly wares. I love showbiz. Heather Matarazzo, such a doll from the Dollhouse Louis Gossett Jr., promoting Eracism as an actor and a gentleman Traci Lords as Little Red Riding Hood. So foxy! Ellen Foley (Night Court), an old friend of mine. She said Selma Diamond was "cranky, funny, and smart." Danielle Spencer (Dee, What's Happening?); she was in a horrible accident and ended up getting spinal surgery -- THAT'S what's happening. Valerie Perrine -- a real good-time gal and two-time Oscar nominee. She got Nancy Walker fired from the Village People movie. Michael Pare (Eddie and the Cruisers, Streets of Fire); super-nice and still hot. He meditates! Lana Wood, an ex-Bond girl and Natalie's sis. She has a large hope chest. Martine Beswick (Thunderball, Prehistoric Women), an extremely personable ex-sexpot Bruce Dern, not stuck to his chair This was an option -- or you could get a free photo of a shark by posing with ME. Betsy Russell, teen prostitution film sequel