The Wall Of Terror
It sounded like a wacky idea when a devoted fan of “Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)” recently told me that he had dedicated a section of his den to what he called “The Wall of Terror” - a dozen or so photos featuring me in scenes of jeopardy in series such as “Randall”, “The Saint”, “The Persuaders” etc. He sent me a photo of his display, attractively framed & each photo with an accompanying description. To my surprise, I thought how wonderfully creative he was to make a theme out of his collection of production stills.
He suggested that quite a few of his friends & other fans might welcome the opportunity to create their own display of themed photos.
So, in response, I'm posting some of my favourite “terror” shots from various productions I did in the 60's & 70's.
Please let me know what you think of this clever take on building a collection.
And, of course, as with all of my photos, these can be autographed to your personal requirements.
Click here to view the Wall of Terror...if you dare!!!
As many of my fans know, I'm writing my memoirs and have launched a contest to find just the right title. So far, I've received dozens & dozens of truly creative & original entries, proving that so many of you should become writers yourselves!
But enough's enough, and so the time has come to end the competition. As of midnight August 31st. 2012, no further suggested titles will be accepted.
So, if you haven't already entered a title, here's your last chance. For those who now want to have a second or third go it might prove magic!!
Why not read my bio & then noodle-up a winning entry. There's no limit. Send all titles to email@example.com
I'll be selecting the winner sometime in the coming months.
Good luck to all!!!!
Letters From New York
I'm really gratified at the positive responses I've been receiving from fans about my radio segments on the Southside Broadcasting radio show from Lincoln University called “Letters From New York”.
It's broadcast live the last Wednesday of every month at 5pm U.K time. I do it from my home in the Hudson Valley and cover a different topic each month pertaining to my life in New York and in the U.S.
Hosted by the very talented Alex Lewczuk, the upcoming 25th January show is about my reluctant but growing awareness that my husband, Arthur, who seems to be frozen in a mid-last century time warp, isn't always wrong about some of the 21st Century culture.
Please listen in and let me know what you think on my Facebook page. And feel free to suggest topics you'd like me to explore in coming shows – from showbiz to politics or whatever.
You can listen 'live' by going to www.sirenonline.co.uk & clicking on the listen live icon at 5p.m.UK time – or click here to download the podcast a couple of days later.
To one and all, may you have a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.
Those of my fans who have ordered autographed photos or made enquiries about my personal appearances etc., have received replies from my personal assistant, Wanda. A good many of you are curious to know something about her and what her work entails.
First off let me say that I had to twist Wanda’s arm to let me talk about her. Without doubt, she is the most retiring creature I’ve ever known, and I bless the day she showed up at my door.
Her encyclopaedic knowledge of films and television constantly amazes me, and she is a treasure-house of showbiz gossip dating back to vaudeville days. She has taken over my husband’s den and it’s there that she employs her computer wizardry and research skills in helping me to wrestle my memoir into print.
If that were not enough, Wanda is a superb baker. One of her specialties is bear claws – an unfortunately-named American breakfast pastry - -- but trust me, deadly addictive!
For additional info about Wanda and her work with me please visit my facebook page. And don’t forget to enter the contest to name my memoir. Lots of excellent entries so far, but still no winner. Enter as many times as you wish. Details below.
Lastly, my step-daughter, Tara, has launched Vroomgirls.com a website devoted to women drivers. She was Newsweek magazine’s auto columnist for 17 years, and she really knows her cars and what women need to know about all things automotive. Please give it a visit.
"I'm in the midst of writing my autobiography which is due to be published in the coming year. I'm having a devil of a time coming up with a suitable title. I have tried and discarded several dozen titles and am now literally facing a blank wall. Now, my agent has come up with what I think is a brilliant notion": "Let your devoted fans come up with the title for your book."
"So, I'm doing just that! I'm asking all of you out there to send as many titles as you wish to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winning title will receive a personally autographed copy of my book as well as a dedicated, autographed photo of your choice.
As a somewhat obvious guideline for your title selections, they should reflect an element or elements relating to my life & career. In advance, may I thank you for this much-needed help and I wish you all good luck!"