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"A sexy Hollywood tale!"
"It's WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN for the 21st century!"

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Quote of the day...




“Being a screenwriter is easy.
It’s like riding a bike,
except the bike is on fire,
you’re on fire,
everything is on fire,
and you’re in hell.”


(So true, eh?)


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY...





Perfectionism isn't necessarily 
an attractive quality.  
Consider that needing to be perfect 
is rooted in the fear of getting things wrong. 
Perfection is something the truly confident 
don't fret too much over.




Thinking about making the big move to L.A.?



OK, so...you're giving some serious thought to making that big move to Los Angeles. Great, you're gonna love it here. Pretty girls, lots of sunshine, movie and TV people everywhere you look...it's gonna be great! But...be prepared to pay a hefty bit of cash for a place to live.

When I got my first apartment in 1982a one-bedroom in Studio CityI paid $400 a month (adjusted for inflation, that would be about $980 today).

According to an article in the February 2016 issue of Los Angeles magazine, here's what you might be paying for apartments in a few choice L.A. areas...

A one-bedroom in Culver City...$1,950
A two-bedroom in Atwater Village...$2,400
A two-bedroom in downtown Santa Monica...$4,290
A one-bedroom in Koreatown...$1,450
A one-bedroom in Downtown (L.A.)...$2,650
A two-bedroom in Downtown (L.A.)...$3,700
A one-bedroom in Echo Park...$1,610
A one-bedroom in Pacific Palisades...$2,490
A one-bedroom in Venice...$2,810
A one-bedroom in Silver Lake...$1,880
A one-bedroom in Hollywood Hills (West)...$1,820
A one-bedroom in Mid-City...$2,430

So, there you have it. Not exactly cheap livin', eh? But keep in mind that L.A. is a very large place and there are plenty of areas other than what's represented above in which to reside.  Helpful Hint: Living in certain parts of the San Fernando Valley can be financially more reasonable places to live. Check out North Hollywood, Van Nuys, Burbank, Northridge, Tarzana, Reseda, Chatsworth...

Welcome to Los Angeles!

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No witches, warlocks or vampires...
just a sexy tale about trying to live the Hollywood dream...


SEE ME GIVE NICOLAS CAGE HIS FIRST FILM AWARD (from 1981)!!




Here's a video of yours truly presenting Nicolas Cage (at the time he was Nicolas Coppola) with a Best Actor prize at the Beverly Hills High School Student Film Awards, in May 1981.





* Please excuse the not-so-great quality of the video.






No witches, warlocks or vampires...
just a sexy tale about trying to live the Hollywood dream...

STAR WARS goes down!


I hear the projection system broke down the other night during a Hollywood screening of the new Star Wars flick. It's 3/4 through the movie and...no sound, messed up picture. Ouch! Understandably, all the poor folks in the theater went nuts. This reminded me of when my dad took me to see the original Superman movie in 1978. It was opening weekend and the theater (here in Westwood) was packed. The movie finally starts and...no sound.  It kept playing for a few minutes...but still no sound. The picture shut off, the lights came up, some poor guy from the theater came down and said something like, "Sorry, but we can't get the sound to work. As you leave, we'll be happy to refund your tickets." That was it. Everyone got up and left. I finally saw the movie not long afterward. Loved it.








No witches, warlocks or vampires...
just a sexy tale about trying to live the Hollywood dream...