Neither too crowded nor sparsely populated, the market was just busy enough to justify a visit with an expectation of actually speaking to people with whom one could do business. It was a pleasure to make the acquaintance of the elegant Carole Curb of Curb Entertainment. My former wife worked on behalf of her husband Mike's political campaign back when. A representative of an entertainment company from Spain showed interest in the Carrera Panamericana documentary and contacts for same were made with companies from Mexico, Italy, France--even one from the USA.
Walking amongst the many exhibitor booths in the Palais, I crossed paths with Priscilla Lingenheim who had taped an episode of my (Interview) version française series. She will be joining Roy Martens and me at Caffe Roma tomorrow for a repeat of last year's marathon. All are welcome to join us there.
Lunch (late though it may have been) was taken at Restaurant Brun where the specialty is fruits de mer and I indulged in huitres chaudes and did not hesitate to dip my baguette into the sauce in the best French tradition. The weather is quite pleasant and without extremes unlike the sights which were extreme in every sense and that is both a compliment and a complaint falling on deaf ears in either case. I lost count of how many marvelous Ferraris--an Italia, several 430s and Californias--I've encountered though nothing vintage.
Retreating to Cap d'Antibes, it is a toss-up as to whether going to a screening or a long, leisurely dinner will win out.
How to Shoot a Feature Film in 15 Days (And Survive to See Profits)
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Examples of Responsive Reactions
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Action/ReAction at Stella Adler
Point of Departure
A Series of ONE...
Stephen and Dragonuk
Stephen Mitchell webinar for Stage 32
Ferrari GTO 3987 at speed by Yan denes
Ray D. Shosay's Journal
Dispatches from a (junior) suite in Paris
Ray D. Shosay's Journal (excerpt)
"Saturday, January 27, 2007
They say you can fool some of the people all of the time. Accordingly, I think we should concentrate on this group initially. We can move on to the people you can only fool some of the time at a later date if we deem it necessary. I hope to hear back from my agent about this as soon as he's out of rehab, as I don't think my messages have been getting through."
Ignorance is Bliss by Stephen Mitchell
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"Out of the corner of his eye, Martin saw Martha shift in her seat. She leaned forward, as though something was about to be decided. This caused her breasts to push up against the neckline of her dress in a way that couldn't be fully appreciated out of the corner of one’s eye. So, Martin turned his head to look directly into the abyss of her cleavage. He was vaguely aware that Murray was talking again."
Carrera Panamericana (1950-54)
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Ferrari GTO 3987
Elysée Wednesday: Drive!
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“You ought to meet Steve. The two of you have the same kind of Ferrari.”
Ferrari Berlinetta Lusso
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L'art de l'automobile
My first Lusso prior to restoration
It was only after Sinatra was gone...
Once upon a time...
Meeting Enzo Ferrari
I came across this on a late night stroll in Paris near the Louvre.
I bought Bentleys in England and Ferraris & Maseratis in Italy to re-sell in Los Angeles as a teenager. I met Enzo Ferrari, Juan Fangio and Steve McQueen. I 'grew up' on the set of Mission: Impossible and other episodic TV series of the era. For a few years, I owned a Ferrari GTO that is owned by Ralph Lauren today and valued at approximately $52M. I began my film career by writing, producing and directing Montmartre in Paris in French. I founded and ran a repertory company for film & TV for 20 years in Los Angeles. I created a TV series which had fans that included Marlon Brando. I authored the first new acting technique--Action/ReAction--that was not based on Stanislavski's Method. I am currently writing my third novel and shooting my spy thriller Exigence. If you can't make movies, live your life as though you were in one...