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Blog Quotes

August 1, 2014

Susan Marg

My Hair, Flow It, Show It.

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“I always say, the bigger the hair,

the smaller the hips!”

– Christie Brinkley

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“I can’t imagine going back to long hair.

Cutting it was the greatest thing I ever did.”

– Robin Wright

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“People say women shouldn’t have long hair over a certain age.

but I’ve never done what everyone says.”

– Jane Seymour

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Press Release

May 29, 2014

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLLYWOOD OR BUST  WINS AWARD.

The National Indie Excellence Book Awards Recognizes Excellence.

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This month the National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) announced the winners of its annual contest. The competition acknowledges self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce high quality books, from eye-catching design to well-written content. Judges represent all aspects of the industry and include publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

Author Susan Marg entered her book Hollywood or Bust in the category “Arts& Entertainment.” It was the perfect fit. Hollywood or Bust consists of over five hundred quips, quotes, and off-the-cuff remarks of actors, directors, writers, and others involved in making movies and conveys what Hollywood insiders think of themselves, their lives, their fame, their careers, each other, and the town itself.

Marg is pleased that this well-regarded organization recognized her efforts. “Hollywood or Bust was a lot of work, but it was fun to research and put together,” she comments, adding, “It’s a fun read, too – like overhearing a conversation at Starbucks.”

Hollywood or Bust, ISBN 978-0-578-11882-6, is a 182-page paperback book consisting of seven chapters and twenty original photographs.  Topics cover dreams of success to attending the Oscars.  It lists for $14.95.

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 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.

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December 31, 2013

Susan Marg

Hoping 2014 will be the year of the Western,

and wishing you a happy new year.

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“People are always asking me why they don’t make Westerns like the used to.”

— Roy Rogers

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“In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse,

but never your girl.”

— Gary Cooper

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“I think you’re going to find out that Westerns will be coming back.

 It’s Americana.

It’s part of our history —

the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order, and justice.

Justice will always prevail,

as far as I’m concerned.”

— Clayton Moore

Blog Quotes

November 27, 2013

Susan Marg

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, stand up for Mickey Mouse’s “House of Mouse Rules”:

No smoking. No villainous schemes. And no guests eating other guests.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by: J.E. Skodak

Photo by: J.E. Skodak

 

Blog Quotes

November 7, 2013

Susan Marg

Seen and Heard on Hollywood Boulevard:

Hot Lips. Loose Lips. Read My Lips.

“I only have to do three things to look halfway decent—curl my eyelashes, fill in my eyebrows, and put some lipstick on.” – Courtney Cox

“I only have to do three things to look halfway decent—curl my eyelashes, fill in my eyebrows, and put some lipstick on.” – Courtney Cox

 

 

 

 

 

“I like to drive with my knees. Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on the phone?” – Sharon Stone

“I like to drive with my knees. Otherwise, how can I put on my lipstick and talk on the phone?” – Sharon Stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You can't keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.” – Heather Locklear

“You can’t keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.” – Heather Locklear

 

 

 

 

“If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.” – Sofia Vergara

“If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.” – Sofia Vergara

“Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.” – Mary Pickford

“Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.” – Mary Pickford (photo by: Mattgirling/Gallery)

Press Release

October 23, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FACEBOOK “LIKES” BENEFIT MPTF.

FB thank pink2To 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.

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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

 

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October 17, 2013

Susan Marg

On Hollywood Boulevard:

Something Old, Something New

Some of the cast of Ocean's Eleven? No, it's Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo, and Chico Marx with Sid Grauman - 1933.  Photo from: Dennis Amith

Some of the cast of Ocean’s Eleven? No, it’s Harpo, Groucho, Zeppo, and Chico Marx with Sid Grauman – 1933. Photo from: Dennis Amith

Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre was reopened in September after a four-month renovation.  Now called TCL, rather than Grauman’s, after a Chinese television manufacturer bought naming rights, the venue now has one of the country’s largest IMAX screens and almost a thousand stadium seats, once again spacious enough to host movie premieres and accommodate the attendant paparazzi.

But the best news for movie fans?  The iconic imprints of our favorite superstars are still in place.

In 1927 Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford, the King of Hollywood and America’s Sweetheart, as well as co-owners of the theater with Sid Grauman, were the first to officially step in wet cement.  They each had their own square smack dab in front of the entrance.

Many others, by themselves, as a couple, or in a group, have followed.

It must be lonely on the range because singing cowboys signed for themselves and their horse. If you look around, you’ll find Tom Mix and Tony, Gene Autry and Champion, Roy Rogers and Trigger.  “Happy trails” to you and your four-legged partner, too.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are co-located, although he got his square in 1938 and she followed, as usual, one year later.

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy share space, as do Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Harpo, Zeppo, Chico, and Groucho, who also left an imprint of his cigar, fell all over themselves to get their hands dirty.

When Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was released in 1953, Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe were memorialized in adjoining areas, writing the movie title above their signatures. Three years later in honor of the movie Giant, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and director George Stevens left their mark on the same day. If this was some sort of stunt to publicize their movies, who cares?

Certainly not Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Matt Damon fans. A big crowd greeted them and producer Jerry Weintraub of Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen at their signing-in ceremony in 2007. As Clooney said, “If I had to be on my hands and knees with three other guys, I can’t think of three better guys to do it with.”

Do you think the Star Trek cast plus creator Gene Roddenberry were thinking the same thing when they were honored with a square in 1991? After all, together they had gone “where no man has gone before.” They are to the right of the box office. Star Wars stars Darth Vader, R2D2, and C3PO are on the left.

More recently the Twilight Saga‘s Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner celebrated the release of Breaking Dawn — Part 1 by participating in this Hollywood tradition.  Stewart summed up the experience exclaiming, “I think this is the coolest thing ever.”

If the past is a guide to the future, as an ancient Chinese proverb divines, the popularity of the Chinese Theatre, regardless of its name, is ensured for a long time to come.

© 2013 Susan Marg – All Rights Reserved

Press Release

October 13, 2013

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FACEBOOK “LIKES” TO BENEFIT MPTF.

800px-Chaplin_the_gold_rush_bootSusan Marg is launching a Facebook fan page for Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown.

For every “like”, comments count, too, she is donating a penny to the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF).  Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith, also founders of United Artists, started this 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.  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.”

If you love silents, film noir, westerns, or some other genre on the silver or small screen, Marg asks you to like her Facebook page and to ask your friends to ask their friends. The pennies will add up.

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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

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October 9, 2013

Susan Marg

Five Years Ago in Pop Culture:

The Death of a Gentleman

Newman and Woodward 1960

Newman and Woodward 1960

Unflappable, Unbeatable. Unforgettable. Paul Newman, also known as King Cool, died five years ago at the age of 83.  Known for his philanthropic generosity and passion racing cars, as well as his stage and screen presence, his career spanned decades.

Newman made his movie debut in 1954 in The Silver Chalice, a historical drama, for which he later apologized for his performance.  No matter.  By 1958 he was one of the hottest new stars in Hollywood, going tête-à-tête with Elizabeth Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and Eva Marie Saint in Exodus (1960).

Newman also went mano a mano with his equally celebrated male costars. In 1961 he appeared on the silver screen in The Hustler with Jackie Gleason.  Twenty-five years later he reprised his role as “Fast Eddie” in The Color of Money with Tom Cruise.

Fellow actor Robert Redford and Newman formed a special bond.  Their easy-going camaraderie, in evidence in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973), spilled over to life itself.

When asked if he would make a sequel with Redford following Redford’s Indecent Proposal (1993), Newman replied, “”Like a rocket!” Then he added, “I’d shack up with anyone for a million dollars. I’d shack up with a gorilla for a million, plus 10 percent.”

Redford might not have been as pleased to be on a set with Newman again.  “He tells the worst jokes.  And that wouldn’t be so bad if he didn’t keep repeating them over and over.”

Newman’s relationship with actress Joanne Woodward also began on a movie set.  Their marriage, his second, reached the fifty-year mark, one of Hollywood’s longest lasting.  Although they briefly separated because Newman had an affair during the filming of Butch Cassidy, he famously paid her the ultimate compliment: “Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?”

If those aren’t the words spoken by a gentleman, what are?

© 2013 Susan Marg – All Rights Reserved

 

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October 3, 2013

Susan Marg

Big Feet. Big Hands. Big Heart.*

Arnold Schwarzenegger wears size 12 boots.

He means it when he says,

“I’ll be back.”

Photo by: Susan Marg. Taken at Grauman's Chinese Theatre; Hollywood Boulevard.

 

“In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder.

Rung by rung or claw your way to the top.

It’s sure been tough on my nails.”

— Jack Nicholson

Photo by: Susan Marg. Taken at Grauman's Chinese Theatre; Hollywood Boulevard.

 

“Everybody, no matter how old you are, is around 24, 25 in their heart.”

— Bruce Willis

Photo by Susan Marg. Taken at Grauman's Chinese Theatre; Hollywood Boulevard.

 

 

* Photos by: Susan Marg.  Taken at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre;

Hollywood Boulevard; Hollywood, CA.