October 23, 2013
Cowgirl Jane Press
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FACEBOOK “LIKES” BENEFIT MPTF.
To launch her Facebook fan page for Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown, Susan Marg pledged a dime for every “like” to the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF). Receiving eleven hundred “likes” in a couple of weeks, Marg sent the fund a check for $110.
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, also founders of United Artists, started MPTF, a private, non-profit charity, over 90 years ago to help those in the movie industry who had fallen on hard times. “It hasn’t gotten any easier.” Marg notes. “Today the fund serves more than 150,000 people annually with healthcare and other social services.”
Charlie Chaplin once said, “We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.”
Marg is renewing her pledge and aims to garner another 1000 “likes” by the end of the year. If you love silents, film noir, westerns, or some other genre on the silver or small screen, “like” her Facebook fan page and ask your friends to ask their friends. It will make a difference.
Susan Marg is the author of Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins. Since she has moved her field of focus from the City of Lights to the City of Angels, her interest in popular culture has only intensified.
For more information on MPTF, visit: http://www.mptf.com