Recently I completed work helping launch a worthy project on Kickstarter for The Society to Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama Variety and Comedy (SPERDVAC) asking for support in producing its 24th Convention happening from Friday, November 15, 2013 through Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood, California. Basically, it’s a three-day celebration of the art form of radio drama, a fond remembrance of the Golden Age of Radio, and a chance to meet (and see perform) some of the very people who made it happen in those glory days of network radio.
I wrote most of the text for the Kickstarter campaign, helped create the Rewards, etc., plus I put the video together. If you have time, please check it out. The campaign ends on November 2, 2013.
Additionally, I will be directing the Saturday evening re-creation of the Jack Webb pre-“Dragnet” show “Jeff Regan, Investigator” with a cast including Chuck McCann, Marvin Kaplan, Tommy Cook, and Oscar nominated Terry Moore (also one-time wife of Howard Hughes!).
The convention will feature appearances by many film, television and radio performers such as Ed Ames (“Daniel Boone”), Rose Marie (“Dick Van Dyke Show”), Tony Dow (“Leave It to Beaver), Ivy Bethune (radio version of “Superman”), June Foray (“Rocky and Bullwinkle”), Janet Waldo (voice of Judy Jetson); Marsha Hunt, Wink Martindale, Gary Owens (“Laugh-In”), Peggy Webber (radio and TV versions of “Dragnet”), Shirley Mitchell (“I Love Lucy”), Alan Oppenheimer (“The Six Million Dollar Man”), Dick Van Patten (“Eight Is Enough”), Phil Proctor (“The Firesign Theatre” and “Rugrats”), and Beverly Washburn (“Old Yeller” and Star Trek TOS episode “The
Deadly Years”). And that’s just to name a few! I’m really looking forward to this!
So… Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesterday!
I’m just saying…