January 26th, 2006

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Riding Lessons" with Bo Derek

The name "Bo Derek" conjures up many "B" words;
"Riding Lessons Everything that matters in life I learned from horses" is Bo Derek's autobiography.
Born Cathy Collins in California, Bo was a child that used to hang out with her Mom's showbiz friend, Ann-Margret. As a teenager she met actor John Derek and eventually married this man, 30 years her senior.

Bo discusses her friendships with John Derek's ex wives;
Ursula Andrews and Linda Evans. She describes her adventures in film making and her iconic 1979 film, "10." Bo honestly admits that she knew that she was not a good actress, but she knew how to pose in front of the lens. He most passionate writing concerns her love of horses and horseback writing.

Bo is smart enough not to bad mouth people, but she has some choice comments about certain individuals. One wishes that she discussed her last financially successful movie,
"Tommy Boy" with the late Chris Farley and David Spade.

A woman with a definite independent streak,
Bo Derek bucked the Hollywood elite by being
a spokesperson for the Republicans during the 2000 and 2004 Presidential campaigns.
A fun read. http://www.boderek.com/
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Rondo is waiting for you

Fed up with the mainstream media's coronation of "Brokeback Mountain?"
This is YOUR chance to have your say about movies that are made for the love of a good "flick."
Under the auspices of the Classic Horror Film Board,
the nominations have been set and Rondo is waiting for your vote!

Votes for the FOURTH Annual awards, for work appearing in 2005, are being accepted from Jan. 15 through Feb. 17, 2006. Winners will be announced on Sunday, Feb 19, 2006.

Who was Rondo Hatton?
A man who was so ugly that he made monster movies without make up.
A sad, but unique American story.
Rondo attended the University of Florida and worked as a journalist.
A World War I Veteran, Rondo was gassed in Europe, which may have contributed to his disease.
Like Lana Turner, Rondo was spotted by a casting director and got the big man small roles in big movies.

As the Hoxton Creeper, Rondo tangled with Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) in "The Pearl of Death."
After Lon Chaney Jr.'s contract ended in 1945, Rondo became known as "The Creeper" and starred in two movies, "House of Horrors" and "The Brute Man."

For those who knew him, Rondo Hatton was described as a shy Christian.