Happy Birthday, Elmore Leonard

Posted by The G on October 11, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

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Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard

Happy birthday to writer Elmore Leonard.  He’s written great stories such as “Get Shorty.”  He also proved the ‘always bring your camera with you everywhere’ rule to be true. I was once at a radio taping and I was called on to answer a question.  They asked me to go to the back of the studio so that I could speak into the microphone.  When I made my way to the back, Elmore Leonard was at the microphone doing a voice over!  I guess you know how that story ends…

Also born today: actors John Cusak and Luke Perry, artist Glen Hanson, comedienne Dawn French and jazz great Art Blakey.

An Encounter with Elmore Leonard

Posted by The G on October 20, 2010 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Elmore Leonard and G

A rule of thumb I always live by is take your camera EVERYWHERE because you never know who or what you’ll encounter.  October 12, 2010 was no exception.  I was watching Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l being interviewed at the Greene Space in New York and I was chosen to be a contestant for a music trivia quiz.  As I walked over to the microphone, writer Elmore Leonard was doing a voice-over at the mic!  Wow!  So many of his novels have been made into movies such as “Get Shorty,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Jackie Brown,” and “52 Pick Up,” just to name a few.  He was super nice when I met him and I am hoping the footage ends up on the net because it was definitely being recorded.  If so, I’ll let you know.  Thanks again Mr. Leonard!

P.S.  According2g.com will be in all purple text today to remember the lives of those teens who committed suicide due to being bullied because they are gay.  Please take a moment to infuse a little more tolerance in your life today and forever more.

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