Archive for 2012

CASABLANCA Secret Revealed

What happened that night when Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) ended up on the couch with Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), after trying to get the Letters of Transit from Rick, and where did their paths take them after the iconic CASABLANCA ending? While taking a screenwriting class and interviewing Howard Koch for my book on my…

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A Warner on the Lot

VERY GOOD NEWS!!!!!! I am now a PROUD part-time Warner Bros. employee, working with the magnificent VIP Studio Tour department. I get to tell stories over lunch in the fine dining room on the lot about the history of the brothers & the creation of the studio to the people who take the Deluxe Tour.   http://vipstudiotour.warnerbros.com/cass-warner/   …

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Why I love THE BROTHERS WARNER

I received a HUGE compliment recently, an 8 year old fan of THE BROTHERS WARNER documentary came into my life. Valentina Nenadich is from New York City. Her father contacted me via e-mail saying, “I write to you because my daughter is a big fan of classic cinema. It doesn’t surprise me because I’m a…

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A New Era With Vitaphone

“Picture this!! The greatest artists of the operatic and musical field can be heard in the smallest of theaters as well as the largest.  Millions of people will be educated to a finer appreciation of the best music that has ever been written by the foremost composers.   Imagine!  The wonderful New York Philharmonic Orchestra—107 pieces—in…

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Envisioning the Future

Intrigued by my grandfather’s ability to envision what the audience’s wanted in 1926, I was happy to find this newspaper article which reported: “Harry Warner comes first because he’s the oldest and the presiding genius over all their plans.  It was he who visualized the great possibilities in Vitaphone when it was offered to him…

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