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"All right, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my close-up."

“All right, Mr. DeMille. I’m ready for my close-up.”

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 with the publication of Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown, her interest in popular culture is stronger than ever.

Susan knows how to ask questions, spot trends, and anticipate fads. Her interest in the entertainment business was honed during her years spent in advertising when knowing what was hot and who was “in” came with the territory.  She is from Cleveland, Ohio, and she has a Midwesterner’s easy-going, friendly disposition that even fifteen years living on the East Coast and working in the telecommunications industry couldn’t quell. Susan now lives in San Diego with her husband, James C. Simmons, who is also a writer/historian.

On her blog, “The More Things Change…” at, Susan reflects on history, her story, true stories and fiction, considering the quirky, crazy things we once said and did compared to the quirky, crazy way we live today.  She comments on gossip, too, what we talked about way back when and who captivates us currently, noting that the more things change the more they remain the same.

What Susan says about herself:  I’m a writer, a reader, a television watcher, a moviegoer, a theater attendee, and a museum visitor. I believe our stories make us who we are. What’s yours?

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