Category Archives: Hollywood People

The folks behind the scenes, the ones that are the “real” Hollywood. The people who keep Hollywood going, the tour bus drivers, the Starbucks Barristas, the retail folks, the janitors, the cops, the hot-dog vendors and more.

Hollywood’s Controversy Over Racial Issues Heats Up

Hollywood Fails to Improve Despite the 1973 Wake-Up Call at the Oscars by Robert S. Newport, Jr. There has been a lot of talk lately that minorities have been pretty much shut out of Hollywood, especially the Academy Awards.  It … Continue reading

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“The Tall Man” – RIP Angus Scrimm

Everyone’s Favorite Phantasm Villain Angus Scrimm (Lawrence Rory Guy) with What Up Hollywood writer Bill Nelson Click Here for IMDB Biography

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RIP Star Trek Writer George Clayton Johnson, 86

Famous Hollywood Writer Dies Christmas Day Besides writing the first episode of Star Trek and the story that became the film “Ocean’s Eleven” as well as “Logan’s Run”, he also wrote a few of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes “Nothing … Continue reading

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Classic TV Preservation Society Holiday Party

Join Us at Barnes & Noble Burbank December 3rd for a Gala Event With Over 20 Television Stars! 6pm – 9pm Special-Guest List A Very Merry Classic TV Holiday Event Hosted by Herbie J Pilato and Caryn Richman (“The New … Continue reading

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Partially Streaming Live on Periscope -Classic TV Preservation Society Gala Event

We Will Stream Parts of the Event Live – Look for Ottofocus44 in Los Angeles Between 7pm-9pm This will be intermittent – not the whole show.  

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Classic TV Preservation Society

Schedule for Television Stars at Barnes & Noble Burbank for Upcoming “Throwback Thursdays” All Events start at 7 pm.  Seating is Limited.  Event is Free Events hosted by Herbie J Pilato September 24, 2015:  Happy Days star Anson Williams will … Continue reading

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Memories of old Hollywood

Grandma Was A Hollywood Script Girl One of the strange things about American family culture is that most families spend almost no time talking about their relatives, even immediate family members.  Everyone is so busy trying to survive, go to … Continue reading

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Lydia Cornell and “Too Close For Comfort”

Sweet, sexy comedian Lydia Cornell Joins Fans in Burbank to Share Memories of her Show Business Career. The fourth in the Barnes & Noble Pop-Cultured series at the giant Burbank Store showcased comedian Lydia Cornell.  Hosted by Herbie J Pilato, … Continue reading

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Cindy Williams and Larry Mathews with Herbie J Pilato

Early Television Stars Discuss “Laverne & Shirley” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” Barnes & Noble Burbank was the setting for the second in the series of Pop-Cultured events that ran through the month of July every Thursday night.  July … Continue reading

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The Soup Nazi From Seinfeld

If You Want Soup, You’d Better Listen To This Message! Click on the box below to hear this blast from Larry Thomas:

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