Archive for February, 2010

To The Osmond Family…

Posted in Breaking News! on February 28, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Words cannot express how incredibly stunned and sorry we were to have heard of Michael’s tragic death.  Two weeks ago, no one could have ever imagined that we would now be sending condolences to your family in regard to such a beautiful young man whose entire life was still before him. 

We realize that you’re going to receive thousands of notes and well wishes, but please know that if there is anything at all any of us can do to help you in this time of tragedy, all you ever have to do is ask. 

Marie, Michael, and the entire Osmond family will be our thoughts and prayers.

Paging Dr. Quinn Fans…

Posted in Breaking News! on February 27, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Fans of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman start making plans to join us at The Hollywood Show’s April event.  Joe Lando has just been confirmed for the weekend! 

Before anyone starts sending messages about the guest list, yes, we do know that we need to try getting Jane Seymour to appear too, and we’re already working on doing exactly that. 

We’ll keep you updated on any progress and look forward to seeing you April 24th and 25th!

A Tragic End To A Desperate Search

Posted in Breaking News! on February 26, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Actor Andrew Koenig, who had been missing since February 14, committed suicide, his father told reporters after his son’s body was found Thursday in a park in Vancouver, British Columbia.  “My son took his own life,” Walter Koenig said at a news conference in the park. The body of the former “Growing Pains” star was found by several friends who conducted their own search of Stanley Park, where Andrew Koenig liked to walk, his father said.

Koenig, 41, was reported missing by his parents after he did not board a flight to Los Angeles from Vancouver last week. Walter Koenig — himself an actor, known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the “Star Trek” series — flew to Vancouver with his wife, Judy, on Tuesday to help with the search.

Koenig fell in love with Vancouver in 1988 when he first visited to film an episode of the TV show “21 Jump Street,” his father said. Koenig appeared in 25 episodes of “Growing Pains” from 1985 to 1989, playing Richard “Boner” Stabone.  He performed at The Improv and had roles in movies that included “NonSeNse,” “InAlienable,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Batman: Dead End.” He also acted on television in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “G.I. Joe,” “My Two Dads,” “21 Jump Street,” “My Sister Sam” and “Adam-12,” the Web site said, and edited, directed, produced and wrote a number of films.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family and friends.

Announcing April’s First Cast Reunion

Posted in Breaking News! on February 19, 2010 by hollywoodshow

The Hollywood Show proudly announces the first cast reunion planned for our April event is

Cast members currently confirmed are Robert Picardo (Saturday only), Rachel Luttrel, Jewel Staite, and Torri Higginson.  More cast members will be announced as they are confirmed.

Also currently on the roster of those attending are Barbara Moore, Kitten Nativadad, Diane Franklin, Louise Robey, and Tom Lester.

Farewell To A Legend…

Posted in Breaking News! on February 18, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Hollywood is bidding farewell to another of our beloved legends.  Kathryn Grayson died in her sleep Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles at age 88. 

Grayson’s youthful ambition was to sing opera, but she wasn’t able to accomplish that dream until after her movie career ended. While still a teenager, she was placed under contract at MGM at a time when the studio was assembling a stable of musical talent that would dominate the era of great musicals.

She played the title role in Andy Hardy’s Private Secretary and sang Strauss’s Voices of Spring. Mayer was convinced that he had a future star.  She was cast in three minor films, including a musical with Abbot and Costello, then played Gene Kelly’s girlfriend in a wartime revue that included major MGM stars, Thousands Cheer.

Anchors Aweigh, a 1945 hit with Kelly and Frank Sinatra, confirmed her star status. Her bell-like soprano made her the ideal co-star with Hollywood’s full-voiced male singers in operettas and other musicals. She starred in Showboat and Kiss Me Kate with Howard Keel, two with Mario Lanza, one with Gordon MacRae.

Other musicals included Two Sisters from Boston, Ziegfeld Follies, Till the Clouds Roll By, That Midnight Kiss, The Toast of New Orleans, Lovely to Look At, The Desert Song and So This Is Love.

Signature Moments At The Hollywood Show

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17, 2010 by hollywoodshow

We’ve kicked off our 2010 events in style!  Check out the fabulous review of the show by Chris Mann from the Los Angeles Times by clicking HERE!

A Note From The Hollywood Show’s Owners Kevin Martin and David Elkouby

Posted in Breaking News! on February 17, 2010 by hollywoodshow

We want to thank everyone who attended this past weekend’s show, and give special thanks to the media personnel from the Los Angeles Times, New York Post, and many more outlets for being so kind to us. 

For the first time, we had a real division among our guests on what to think of our new celebrity booth arrangement at the show.  We’d like to explain to you, the fans, how and why this came about.  Many studios are starting to realize the value we offer them in bringing you, their fans, to this show, and many of the large studios have entered into negotiations with us.  Several representatives from those studios were in attendance at our October, 2009 event.

When they were at the October event, with an eye towards allowing us to book even bigger and more current stars, they had a list of things they wanted to see us accomplish at future shows.  At the top of the list was the request to pipe and drape the celebrities’ tables like many, many other shows already do.  This was an expense we took on with no return and no financial backing for the thousands of dollars spent doing it.  We certainly didn’t enter into any change lightly.  We felt, and still feel, there is merit to us having done this but, even though we have e-mails from many of you who loved the booths, many of you didn’t like the restriction on visibility.

For that reason, and so the map given away free at the front of the convention center could be used as a guide to the stars, we didn’t move anything during the weekend’s event, but as they say, sometimes perception beats reality, as some of you thought the aisles were smaller, when in fact, they were actually larger!  We had eliminated over a dozen celebrity spaces inside the main ballroom to accommodate these changes.  The reason you felt so limited in space was quite simply because we had a record-shattering attendance of fans from all over the world, second only to the San Diego Comic Con in California.

While this of course pleased us, the celebrities, and many vendors, the fact remains we are still unhappy that some of you were unhappy, and to that end, we wanted to let you know the booth configurations as you saw them will not be back at future shows.  However, we do intend to spread our celebrities more evenly throughout the room so we can better handle the growing crowds and lines.  We will be adding more personnel to our next show for the purpose of stopping people from cutting in a line or chatting and holding up a line when they aren’t even buying anything from a celebrity.  That is something that can be done when no paying fans are waiting in line.

In some cases, we may have to limit how many items one person can have signed before having to get back into line.  Our Terminator line never stopped, and in fact, the stars incredibly stayed over an hour after the close of the show on Saturday to sign material and have photos taken.  We want to thank Ms. Linda Hamilton, Ms. Kristanna Loken, Mr. Robert Patrick, Mr. Michael Biehn, and Mr. Edward Furlong, as well as all of our other celebrities for their tireless dedication to their fans. 

Our next show is April 24th and 25th and already has several wonderful “first-timer” surprise celebrities coming along with, we hope, a much better room layout and line handling.

From all of us at The Hollywood Show, thank you, and happy collecting!

Only Four More Days Until The Fun Begins!

Posted in Breaking News! on February 9, 2010 by hollywoodshow

We’ve got four more days until the February 2010 Hollywood Show kicks off with 79 celebrities all waiting to meet and greet their fans.  It’s going to be a fabulous weekend.  Hope to see you there!

Two More Farewells…

Posted in Breaking News! on February 4, 2010 by hollywoodshow

Frances Reid, who played matriarch Alice Horton on “Days of Our Lives” for four decades, has died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 95.  She was among the original cast of the daytime soap opera, which premiered in 1965. Reid starred opposite Macdonald Carey, who played her husband until his death in 1994.

Reid made appearances on episodic TV and other soaps including “As the World Turns.” In the 1950s, she performed on anthologies such as “Studio One” and “Philco Television Playhouse” during what is recalled as TV’s Golden Age.

She received the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

Zelda Rubinstein, the diminutive character actress with the childlike voice who was best known as the psychic called in to rid a suburban home of demonic forces in the 1982 horror movie “Poltergeist,” died Wednesday, January 27th. She was 76.

Rubinstein, who also appeared as the mother figure in a high-profile mid-1980s public awareness campaign in Los Angeles aimed at stopping the spread of AIDS, died of natural causes at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, said Eric Stevens, her agent.