ALL OF THE CELEBRITIES WILL BE APPEARING IN PERSON
ALL THREE DAYS!
Celebrities will be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans. Make sure you bring your digital camera to the show. Most of the celebrities will be charging a fee for autographs (usually donated to their favorite charity).
Vendors will be offering vintage collectibles you can buy and have autographed.
Dublin-born Audrey Dalton knew right from childhood that she wanted to be an actress: She appeared in school plays and (after the family's move to London) applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While Dalton was at RADA, a London-based Paramount executive saw her in a play and asked her to audition for the upcoming film The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953). Winning the part (and a Paramount contract), Dalton arrived in the U.S. in 1952 and co-starred in "Pleasure Island"; the studio loaned her out to 20th Century-Fox for My Cousin Rachel (1952) and Titanic (1953). Dalton later freelanced, working in films and on television.
"I found working on film was much easier because the preparation was less intense," she later recalled. "In making a movie you could concentrate on each day's work instead of being concerned with the entire play. Also, in film so much depends on the visual . . . A lot of what you do in the theater is much broader than on film, so I had to learn to tone down my work when I began working in movies."
Hopkins appeared in more than 100 film and television roles in a career of more than 40 years, including the major studio films The Wild Bunch (1969), The Bridge at Remagen (1969), The Getaway (1972), American Graffiti (1973), The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973), The Killer Elite (1975), A Small Town in Texas (1976), Midnight Express (1978) and More American Graffiti (1979). In the June 2012 issue of Shock Cinema magazine, Bo Hopkins provided us with a bit of trivia: "William Hopkins is my real name. Billy when I was growing up. When I went to New York, "Bus Stop" was my first off-Broadway play, and the character that I played was named "Bo." The producers wanted me to change my name, and since I wanted to keep my last name, we agreed to change the first. That's how it became 'Bo.'"
Robert Fuller's big break came in 1959 with the starring role of Jess Harper, in the hit series Laramie. During the program’s four-year run, Robert’s career skyrocketed, not only in the USA, but also in Germany, where he won five Golden Otto Awards (Germany’s equivalent to the Emmy Award) and in Japan, where he won Japan’s Best Actor’s award in 1961.
Following Laramie, Fuller played the role of scout Cooper Smith on the long-running series Wagon Train, and starred in such films as The Return of the Magnificent Seven, Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice, Incident at Phantom Hill, Sinai Commandoesand The Hard Ride. It was his performance in the latter movie as a veteran Marine, returning home from Vietnam, that prompted Jack Webb to cast Fuller as Dr. Kelly Brackett in the NBC series Emergency.
CLAUDE JARMAN, JR.
Jarman was 10 years old and in the fifth grade in Nashville when he was discovered in a nationwide talent search by MGM Studios, and was cast as the lead actor in the film The Yearling (1946). His performance received glowing reviews and he received a special Academy Award as outstanding child actor of 1946 as a result.
He continued his studies at the MGM studio school, and made a total of 11 films. By the time he reached his early twenties he chose to leave his film career behind. Republic Studios cast him in a couple of B-movies, including Fair Wind to Java, but discouraged, he moved back to Tennessee to finish college at Vanderbilt University. Following coursework in pre-law at Vanderbilt, Jarman appeared in Disney's The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), which was his final movie. After that, he served three years in the U.S. Navy, doing public relations work.
Beverly Washburn was cast as a young girl in the Leave It to Beaver episode entitled "Blind Date Committee" in October 1959, on NBC's The Loretta Young Show, and as an older teenager in Loretta Young's 1962-1963 CBS family drama, The New Loretta Young Show. In between, Washburn played Lili Kilgore in the 1956 film The Lone Ranger, and Lisbeth Searcy in the 1957 Walt Disney classic, Old Yeller. Washburn appeared once on NBC's Star Trek in the role of Lieutenant Arlene Galway in the 1967 episode "The Deadly Years."
In 1951, Washburn appeared in the theatrical film Superman and the Mole Men, which was thereafter edited into two half-hour segments. These became the first two episodes of the television series The Adventures of Superman. Whether you are a fan of Westerns, science-fiction, horror, comedy, movies or television, Beverly has paid a visit to your living room at one time or another. Here is your chance to meet her in person!
With more than twenty-five years of experience in the entertainment business, Rob Word has built a successful career as a producer, writer, programmer, packager and network executive with a flair for creative marketing. Currently, Rob is Senior Vice President of Creative Affairs for Insight Film Studios - the most prolific production company in Canada. Working in Los Angeles for the Vancouver-based production entity, Rob manages the solicitation and development of original programming for filming and post production in Canada - from outline through completed productions.
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