Monday, July 30, 2007

Tom Snyder (May 12, 1936 - July 29, 2007)

I first knew of Tom Snyder when Dan Aykroyd's did his impersonation of Mr. Snyder on Saturday Night Live. Tom Snyder was a news anchor, radio host and was best known for his late night talk shows The Tomorrow Show on NBC and The Late Late Show, on the CBS.
There will never be another like Tom Snyder. His pace and style were part of a generation with a longer attention span.

To quote Tom Snyder "I learned a long time ago that if you bet on yourself, you win. If you bet on others, you lose."

Good Night Mr. Snyder

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Special Summer Series: "All is Vanity"

The Second of our "Special Summer Series" recordings of Story Salon ON THE AIR. This month it is "All is Vanity." Our Featured Performer is writer, musician and radio presenter Julio Martinez. Enjoy!...

Recorded Live on Friday, July 13, 2007 at The Coffee Fix in Studio City, California...1:03:56 / 58.8 MB / Rated: PG-13 (Some Adult Language and Themes)...

Thanks for the Download!
Next Month's Featured Performer will be writer and podcaster Lance Anderson...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saving Grace

My friend Joseph Dougherty (Handwritten Theatre) is one of the writers of Saving Grace starring Holly Hunter on TNT
Premiere Monday, July 23 • 10/9Central
“Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned.”
written by Joseph Dougherty
Monday, August 6 • 10/9 Central

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Charles Lane 1905 - 2007

Character actor Charles Lane died at the age of 102. Mr. Lane, whose career spanned more than 60 years, was best known for playing a crotchety old man. He appeared in movies like It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Twentieth Century. On television he had a recurring role as the scheming railroad man, Homer Bedloe, on the sitcom Petticoat Junction. He also appeared in episodes of Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, The Munsters and I Love Lucy. It is also noteworthy that Mr. Lane was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Lane continued to act into his 90s. Two years ago, the TV Land Awards paid tribute to Mr. Lane by celebrating his 100th birthday. After the audience sang Happy Birthday, Lane was presented with his award and then announced, "If you're interested, I'm still available!"

Good Night Mr. Lane