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November 22, 2011

Movies, Movies and Movies – Oh, My!

So our friend Tanna has a bunch of movies coming out – three that I know of. First, will be the soon to be released (I hope) Just 45 Minutes From Broadway which is in post-production according to IMDB. This was originally a Henry Jaglom play, which ran in Los Angeles at the Edgemar Center For the Arts for almost a year. Jaglom, decided to make it into a movie, with mostly the same cast – Tanna Frederick, David Proval (The Sopranos), Diane Louise Salinger, Harriet Schock, Jack Heller, Julie Davis and Judd Nelson (replacing David Garver). I’m really looking forward to this. Just 45 Minutes From Broadway has moved into the top five of my all-time favorite plays. That list includes (big productions and small) The Sound of Music and Karen Black’s play Missouri Waltz.

Movie number two is The ‘M’ Word, also written by Jaglom. This film is all about menopause. I don’t know that a film has been made about that topic, but you never know. Jaglom is very fascinated women’s issues and this film promises to be interesting, especially if it’s in the same vein as Eating and Going Shopping. Tanna Frederick and her co-stars – Corey Feldman (Stand By Me), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, Md) and Francis Fisher (Titanic) – pretty much guarantee that this will be a fun romp.

Michael Imperioli? OHMYGAWD!!! How exciting. It’ll be good to see him and, hopefully, not think of his character Christopher Moltisanti from The Sopranos. I did see him in episodes of Law And Order and he reminded me a little of Christopher. Maybe they’ll have him grow a moustache or do something different with his hair or wardrobe so that he looks different. I think Gregory Harrison is drop dead gorgeous and he was fabulous in Randal Kleisr’s true story It’s My Party.

The third movie is called Just Beautiful and I’ve read that it’ll be the first production of Project Cornlight, which is Tanna Frederick’s new endeavor. Project Cornlight was created to revitalize the film industry in Iowa in the wake of the scandal that prompted the demise of the Iowa Film Commission due to misappropriation of funds. Many Iowa filmmakers left the state as a result of not being able to get funding and support. Frederick and Kimberly Busbee (Wild Rose Film Festival) decided that something should be done to bring filmmaking back to Iowa, home of Field of Dreams, Twister, and The Bridges of Madison County. Just Beautiful will have an all-Iowa cast and crew. What a beautiful thing to do! Once again, Tanna Frederick sees a need and does something to fulfill it.

Thanks, Tanna! (And Kimberly)

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March 20, 2011

What is She Wearing?

Filed under: Uncategorized — by Sally Brooks @ 10:02 pm
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You’ve watched the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, etc. You’ve seen all sorts of gowns, some gorgeous, some ugly, some bizarre. And all of them probably cost a gazillion dollars. I’ve seen some gowns where I wondered what was that designer was smoking when he or she came up with that! I won’t name names. I’ll leave that to Joan Rivers.

I’ve seen photos of Tanna Frederick from various movie premieres and play openings and she seems to consistently pick gowns in the gorgeous catgory. The wildest thing I’ve seen her in is the gown she wore to a Project Save Our Surf fundraiser. I call it her mermaid dress. It was made out of recycled paper, put together in a way that looked like large scales – pretty ones! It was actually beautiful.

So you’ve got to see this! A guy named Fred Landau did a video of some of the 2010-2011 Hollywood gowns. He wrote a parody of Harriet Schock’s song Hollywood Town and uses it as background music. Tanna Frederick is in there a few times.

And here’s the original Hollywood Town song sung by Harriet Schock. It was also covered by Manfred Mann.

Enjoy!

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