CLAUDIA SENDS A LINK TO A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE SAN
SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT THE FILM AS YOU
Entry Date: September 27, 2016
Claudia Kehl, our Swiss MSM newshound, located the link to
a press conference about the showing of As You Are at the San
Sebastian Film Festival. The participants spent some time describing
their favorable impressions of Ms. Masterson's contributions to the
film's critical success at the festival. I found the embed code so
that the visitors could view the press conference right here. Enjoy!
CLAUDIA KEHL SENDS SOME NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FILM
AS YOU ARE, INCLUDING A TRAILER WITH ONE OF MSM'S SCENES, AND
LINK TO A FAVORABLE REVIEW
Entry Date: September 23, 2016
Ms. Masterson with actor Richard Kind at Celebrity
Claudia Kehl, reporting from the shadow of Switzerland's
Matterhorn, sends us some links from the upcoming Indy film As You
Are, which has been making the film festival circuit this year
and is almost ready for release to theaters. Now, this is an
independent, or art film, and the release might not result in the
film being shown in your local multiplexes, but keep searching and
you could find a venue near you. there will be opportunities for
streaming on-line in the future, and possibly on cable television and
pay-per-view. Claudia found another source of photos from Celebrity
Charades, and a very favorable review of As You Are; however,
the access to the review is limited to those who pay for a
subscription to the British journal Screen Daily. A
subscription runs about 19.95 in British pounds. I'm not sure how
much that is in US dollars or Chinese Yuan, to cover two of our
frequent vistors' countries. The Getty images photos of the Celebrity
Charades event begin on Page 4 of the Getty Images pages of MSM
photos they have on file. I don't think most fans will mind paging
through all the other pages to get there as there are a lot of
memories, at least, for all those who have visited, and/or helped
provide news and information to this site.
STEVE STARK STAYS ON THE MSM TRAIL--COVERS MS. MASTERSON
AT CELEBRITY CHARADES AND STARRY, STARRY NIGHT GALA
Entry Date: September 23, 2016
Starry, Starry Night Logo
Remember that Steve's FACEBOOK Mary Stuart Masterson Fan
Group is still active. A link will be provided along with the others
Steve provided at the end of this post. The FACEBOOK group puts you
in touch with some real MSM experts, including Steve himself, Johnnie
J. Young, and many more, so take advantage. It is all free. Steve
provided a link to the USA TODAY report about MSM participating in
Celebrity Charades Gala held by the Labyrinth Theater Company in New
York. There are some nice photos in there of actors performing
charades. Steve also found a link to the Starry, Starry Night Gala
that will be held on September 30th to raise funds for the Walkway
Historic Park in the Poughkeepsie, New York area. MSM will be
attending that gala. For more information, there is a link to the
Walkway Historic Park Web site below along with the link to the
article that Steve sent to me. The number of tickets is limited and
cost $175.00. Address and telephone information is found on the
Walkway.org site linked below.
CLAUDIA FINDS THE COVER AND ARTICLE FROM THE UPSTATER
MAGAZINE PROFILE OF MSM
Entry Date: September 13, 2016
Claudia Kehl, the Tavern's Swiss correspondent, located
the interesting cover portrait of MSM shown on The Upstater, a
magazine covering personalities and events in the Hudson River Valley
of New York (the State). The cover is displayed above, and below are
links to the article itself, and to the Facebook page of The
CLAUDIA KEHL LOCATES SOME MORE PHOTOS OF THE STAR TREK
Entry Date: September 8, 2016
One of the photos Claudia located.
Claudia Kehl emailed me from Switzerland with some links
to more photos of Mary Stuart Masterson and the rest of the cast from
the Star Trek IV--The Voyage Home stage reading. The Flicker
page has some nice ones and they also appear to be High Definition.
STEVE STARK REPORTS THAT MSM'S MOVIE AS YOU ARE TO
BE SHOWN AT THE FESTIVAL DE SAN SEBASTIAN
Entry Date: September 8, 2016
One of the photos posted by Steve on his MSM Fan Facebook
And, again, don't forget to sign up to become of member of
Steve's MSM Fan Group on Facebook. It's all about MSM, both past and
present, and you get to meet a lot more people who have enjoyed her
work over the years. There's Steve, of course, who manages the place,
J. J. Young, whose Web site was one of the first, if
not the first, dealing with Mary Stuart Masterson's
career, and many more. There's a lot of expertise there in one place,
and it can get interactive in a hurry. I'll post the link below
again. In addition to the news about the San Sebastian Festival,
Steve found some additional photos of the stage reading of Star
Trek, in which MSM plays the iconic Admiral James T. Kirk in
Star Trek IV--The Voyage Home. I'll put all the links below
this post. Some of the photos have watermarks of the copyright
holding owner, so take care.
CLAUDIA KEHL CATCHES MSM READING THE PART OF
CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK IN A READING OF STAR TREK-THE VOYAGE HOME
WITH OTHER PERFORMERS
Entry Date: September 4, 2016
The old television sci-fi drama, Star Trek, is
fifty years old this year, and the fourth movie in the franchise
series of movies that began in 1979, Star Trek--The Voyage
Home also turned thirty years old at the same time. To honor this
anniversary, a group of performers went on stage, under the direction
of Mark Altman, to perform a staged reading of the script from
Star Trek--The Voyage Home on a New York Stage. MSM played
Captain Kirk! The Voyage Home is my favorite of the Star
Trek movies, and I play the DVD during Easter weekend every year.
It is a great memory from 1986, one of my favorite years. MSM is most
likely the first actress to play Admiral James T. Kirk, as the story
precedes Kirk's demotion at the end of the film. I hope MSM doesn't
catch herself signing off a smart phone call to her husband with
Claudia supplied links to the Star Trek Web site where the
main article is located, the Mark Altman site, and Star Trek on
Twitter. To those visitors who have wondered how Claudia is doing,
she is doing fine, and so is her family. It was great hearing from
GENE WILDER, BELOVED COMIC ACTOR, MSM CO-STAR IN FUNNY
ABOUT LOVE, PASSES AWAY AT 83
Entry Date: August 29, 2016
Gene Wilder, circa 2007
Gene Wilder, star of such comedies as Silver Streak,
Young Frankenstein, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and
Funny About Love died today at 83 years old. Mr. Wilder was
predeceased by his wife, Gilda Radner, who died from cancer in 1989.
Mr. Wilder dedicated a lot of his energy to Gilda's Club, a support
group for cancer patients and their loved ones. Mr. Wilder leaves
behind a legacy of outstanding films, many which were collaborations
with Mel Brooks, the now classic Willy Wonka, and many of his
comic scenes with Richard Pryor in comedies like Stir Crazy, a
movie my late father particularly enjoyed, and his work with Gilda's
Club. He'll be missed.
SOME NEW PICTURES FROM STEVE STARK ALONG WITH LINK TO
STEVE'S FACEBOOK GROUP
Entry Date: August 29, 2016
Steve has an informative Facebook Group set up for MSM
fans. Check out the link below, and he also sent some images he
found, including Ms. Masterson doing her bit to promote everyone
exercising their right to vote!
STEVE STARK FINDS MSM TO BE AT THE FISHER CENTER FOR THE
PERFORMING ARTS ON OCTOBER 1, 2016
Entry Date: August 29, 2016
Bard College gives everyone a lot of lead time to get
ready for events at the Fisher Center. Another announcement forwarded
to the Tavern by Steve Stark tells of a variety show in which veteran
actors will be presenting ghost stories to the audience.
Ghostories boasts a cast of performers that includes Mary
Stuart Masterson; Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the baseball bat wielding
character from The Walking Dead; Griffin Dunne, actor and
producer with Frasier, and House of Lies included in
his credits; and Hilarie Burton, a regular cast member from One
Tree Hill. Ghostories will be presented on October 1,
2016, one day before Good Dirt is presented at the Fisher
Center's Sosnoff Theater (see post below), so a person could
theoretically see both presentations. Just find a nice hotel if you
can't commute from home!
For advance tickets, hit the link below, or call (845)
GOOD DIRT TO BE SCREENED AT SOSNOFF THEATER, BARD
COLLEGE'S FISHER CENTER FOR THE PERFOMING ARTS
Entry Date: August 24, 2016
Ms. Masterson's Good Dirt, a film about traditional
farmers in the Hudson River Valley of New York, will be screened at
the Sosnoff Theater on October 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM. If you are
anywhere near the Hudson River Valley in early October, check it out!
STEVE STARK FINDS A WORDPRESS MOVIE BLOG THAT INCLUDES AN
OUTSTANDING LOOK AT SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
Entry Date: August 12, 2016
Howard Deutch, director of SKOW, with daughter Zoey and
wife Lea Thompson, a co-star of MSM in SKOW.
Steve sent this to me a couple of days ago, and I spent
some time looking through this Wordpress blog, which is a great place
for movie fans in general to visit. The posting includes some footage
from the film and an embedded trailer circa 1987. I can't believe it
has been this long since the late 1980s. I really liked those years a
lot. Since Lea Thompson met her husband, Howard Deutch, while filming
SKOW, the blog post includes a brief history of how their
relationship started, and, as the photo above shows, is still going
strong with a young actress, their daugher Zoey, as part of their
family. Hit the link below.
MSM IS BACK AT BARD FISHER FOR THE BARD SUMMER SCAPE GALA
Entry Date: August 1, 2016
Steve Stark sent me an email not long ago, which I did not
open until Sunday as I have been too distracted by something about
which I can do little, which described Ms. Masterson's appearance at
the Bard Fisher Center as part of Bard's Summer Scape Gala. Ms.
Masterson appeared with Indie and Art House film star Parker Posey
(Price Check, Faye Grimm, Party Girl); movie and television
veteran actress (and Gwyneth Paltrow's mom) Blythe Danner, and
versatile performer Justin V. Bond. I remember Blythe Danner's
appearance on MASH in the 1970s. I crushed on her. The Bard
Fisher event took place July 16th.
Blythe Danner in MASH, circa 1972 (approximate).
STEVE STARK FINDS MSM TO NARRATE NEW AUDIO BOOK
Entry Date: July 20, 2016
Steve emailed me yesterday, and I downloaded the photos he
attached and sent him a reply, which was a lucky break for me. I lost
his email with the link to the Amazon article about the new audio
book Ms Masterson is narrating. I tried the "Blake Lively" technique
of using the above image in Google image search, but nothing came up.
Fortunately, I remembered my reply to Steve, which included his
original email and the link! So here is what you need to know about
the upcoming latest MSM audio book.
SPECIAL PODCAST--THIRTY MINUTES OF CONVERSATION WITH MARY
Entry Date: July 13, 2016
The TOPIX service finally came close to tying Steve Stark with
getting this news into my email box, but lost out by several minutes.
Prior to this, TOPIX never got MSM news to the Tavern with the speed
of Claudia Kehl or Steve Stark, but you have to give them credit for
coming close. Steve found that a woman named Ilana Levine has started
her own podcasts in which she interviews noted people about some of
the more private areas of their lives. Acknowledging that Ms.
Masterson has always been very private for one known as a
"celebrity," Ms. Levine does a very good job drawing out some little
known facts about Ms. Masterson's career and personal life, starting
right back at the beginning with her role in The Stepford Wives.
It is a pleasant and quick thirty minutes.
Mary Stu's Tavern has enjoyed a special relationship with
the visitors to the site. Visitors like Mari Garcia, Claudia Kehl,
and Steve Stark have played active roles in the content of the Tavern
almost from the beginning. We've had the best and most dedicated
reporters of news about Mary Stuart Masterson's career projects of
many of these sites from the late 1990s. To all of the people who
signed the Guestbook, including some friends and acquaintances of
MSM, and Steph, who announced "First person from Brazil," added their
suggestions and compliments for the site. I'm glad you have all had a
good time here for all of these 18 years. Thanks for stopping in!
Here's to us.
THE VISITORS TO THE TAVERN WISH MS. MASTERSON A HAPPY
Entry Date: June 19, 2016
June is the month of Mary Stuart Masterson's birth, so the
Tavern wishes her a Happy Birthday typically with a link to some
entertaining venue on the Internet. This year, we are bringing it
right to this page through embedding a special You Tube presentation
that was made six years ago by a high school class announcing its
2010 Prom, "Arabian Nights." Unfortunately, I am becoming an expert
in passing through middle age. One thing I have learned to appreciate
is the youthful exuberance of younger generations. This video does a
good job of conveying the energy, good humor, and camaraderie found
at the mid-to-late teenage years in school. These kids are now six
years older, and another aspect of these films is wondering just what
they are doing now, and if they know this film is still being viewed
after all of these years.
THE WEB SITE FOR THE UPSTATER IN NEW YORK DESCRIBES MS.
MASTERSON'S LIFE IN THE HUDSON VALLEY
Entry Date: June 2, 2016
Steve Stark picked up this nice article by Leander
Schaerlaeckens in The Upstater, and passed it along to me
about along with his upcoming trip to Wisconsin as his daughter is
expecting another baby in August. Steve is about to be a grandfather
STEVE STARK FINDS A TWITTER MESSAGE ABOUT MSM'S
APPEARANCE AT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE'S OPEN HOUSE
Entry Date: June 2, 2016
Steve sent me this link to a tweet posted by Ms. Zephyr
Teachout, Democratic Party candidate for Congress in MSM's
Congressional District in the Hudson River Valley. Ms. Teachout's
remarks in the tweet praised Ms. Masterson's contributions during the
Steve Stark sent me a message on Facebook about the great
photos on Jeremy Davidson's Facebook page. I'm sure a lot of visitors
here would like to take a look at some of them, but you will have to
visit Mr. Davidson on his Facebook page to do that. The link is
STEVE STARK FINDS LINKS TO SOME PHOTOS OF MSM AT THE
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Date: April 20, 2016
The photos Steve located are from the luncheon for
filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Festival. The links are below, but as
the photos are the copyrighted property of such photo archives as
Getty, they are for viewing only. Just follow the links and take a
look. Some of MSM's other women in filmmaking are also highlighted in
MARY STUART MASTERSON CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE JUDGES' PANEL
FOR THE NORA EPHRON PRIZE AT ROBERT DE NIRO'S TRICBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Entry Date: April 10, 2016
Steve Stark sent me an email alerting me to the fact that
MSM was chosen as one of the judges deciding the winner of the Nora
Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. This year, Tribeca got off
to a controversial start when Mr. De Niro considered showing the
documentary, Vaxxed, which challenges the safety of some
vaccines, such as the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Robert De Niro withdrew from showing the film after the mainstream
media expressed indignation at the idea. The controversy will
undoubtedly lead to many people wanting to view the film after all of
the controversy called attention to it.
The Nora Ephron Prize was named for the prolific and
talented screenwriter who produced such scripts as Silkwood, When
Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and the
film version of the classic TV comedy, Bewitched. Ms. Ephron
also directed and produced several films, and was nominated for at
least three Academy Awards for her screenplays. Nora Ephron passed
away from pneumonia, a complication of the leukemia she had been
battling for at least five years after her 2006 diagnosis. The prize
goes to the female writer or filmmaker with a "distinctive voice,"
which makes MSM the ideal candidate to help determine the winner.
INFO ABOUT A RADIO INTERVIEW OF MSM ABOUT GOOD DIRT
SENT BY STEVE STARK
Entry Date: April 3, 2016
Steve sent an email about an interview given by MSM to
Leonard Lopate in New York about the opening of Good Dirt. Ms.
Masterson is the director of the live and video documentary
presentation about farmers in the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York.
STEVE STARK SENDS WORD ABOUT THE UPCOMING PREMIER OF
THE STORYHORSE DOCUMENTARY THEATER PREMIER OF JEREMY DAVIDSON'S
Entry Date: March 23, 2016
"There is no reason we can't feed the world on
The Storyhorse Documentary Theater was created by Mary
Stuart Masterson and Jeremy Davidson to breing the individual stories
of citizens of New York's Hudson River Valley to the screen. The
family farmers of the Hudson Valley will be in the spotlight when
Jeremy Davidson's documentary, Good Dirt, will premier on
April 10, 2016 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The premier will
benefit the National Young Farmers' Coalition.
In an age when huge corporate farms employ controversial
techniques, which place technology between the earth and those who
raise the crops, and use Genetically Modified seeds in planting,
Good Dirt highlights how the small, or family farmer employs
more traditional, or natural techniques that are more connected to
the Earth that really produces the food.
BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Premier Date: April 10th
Start Time: 4:00 PM
After Party: 6:00 PM at Brooklyn Academy of Music's
STEVE STARK REPORTS ON LATEST ACTING GIG OF JEREMY
Entry Date: March 15, 2016
Jeremy Davidson is scheduled to portray a character named
Travis on the CBS comedy Life in Pieces this Thursday night at
8:30 PM. I haven't seen this CBS show as yet, but should tune in this
THE TAVERN IS LOSING LOCATE TV AS A SOURCE FOR THE MSM
CABLE TELEVISION SCHEDULE PAGE
Entry Date: March 15, 2016
Tomorrow is the day Locate TV shuts down operations. The
last schedule of MSM's cable television appearances from Locate TV is
on the TV Schedule page now, and runs through March 22. I have not
found a suitable replacement. TV Guide is not really providing the
information as a check of the TV Guide schedule for MSM appearances,
done over the weekend, indicated that MSM would not be on television
for the next 14 days, but the Locate TV schedule showed 25 total
telecasts of MSM's films and appearances on scripted television shows
during the same period. TV Guide is not useful at this time.
Knowing that the Locate TV database software is very
powerful as a search engine, I wrote to Google to suggest they
inquire about purchasing the software, or purchasing the site, and
tying it to Google as a television search engine. We will have to
wait to see about their reaction to the idea. The search for a
replacement will continue. Eventually, someone might acquire the
Locate TV software and try again.
LOCATE TV'S FAREWELL ANNOUNCEMENT
A Sad Announcement from LocateTV
by Susie on February 25th 2016 at 11:24 am
It is with great sadness that we announce the closing
The website will be shut down on 16 March 2016, with
registered users no longer able to access shortlists, My Picks or
receive weekly digest emails.
Born from a desire to find the new and the niche in
telly, LocateTV grew from the tombstones of old to the wonderfully
rich site it is today, with the unique ability to connect you with
the TV you want to watch always at the heart of our mission.
We are heartbroken that after just over seven glorious
years it is time for us to hang up our TV guide hat. We are eternally
grateful to everyone who has supported the site over the years, from
vendors, content editors and developers, to our fantastic users – you
made our passion a reality.
Posted by Susie.
HAPPY EASTER, BLESSED PASSOVER, AND A PEACEFUL RAMADAN TO
OUR CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AND MUSLIM VISITORS WORLD WIDE!
Entry Date: March 6, 2016
The three monotheistic religions of this world spend some
weeks during this year, usually just before spring, fasting, giving
alms, and taking an inventory of how they are living. With
Christians, there is the time known as Lent, which we are
experiencing now. Jews spend some weeks doing these things as they
approach their holy day of Passover. Muslims observe strict fasting
during the time they call Ramadan. While making sacrifices, such as
fasting, doing without indulgences like television, or movies, or
volunteering to help the needy are good, time should be spent taking
stock of the blessings we receive, including God's forgiveness and
Earlier this year, a young friend of mine, Heather, told
me she might have colon cancer, and seemed in very deep despair since
an eating disorder from years ago had contributed to the problems
with her digestive system and her joints. She felt old at her age. I
started praying for her, and enlisted others to help, such as the
Franciscan Friars at EWTN and the Sisters of Saint Benedict. Just
this past Wednesday, Heather happily told me that all she has is a
bad case of ulcerative colitis. If she follows doctor's orders she
should be all right. Heather is back to making plans for her future
studying art. This is a good reason to express gratitude to God, and
I'm sure all of you have some other reasons to be thankful, such as
your family and friends. So, take time amidst all the fasting and
alms giving to express gratitude for all your blessings!
I hope you all have more of the same, too.
CLAUDIA KEHL'S EMAIL GETS CAUGHT IN THE MOVE TO NEW EMAIL
Entry Date: March 4, 2016
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Intrepid Swiss reporter Claudia Kehl sent us an email at
the old address, email@example.com instead of this alternate
address that is still in use until the problem with Sending email
gets fixed. I also can't get the email to download on this 32-bit
Dell laptop I bought to update the site. It just won't allow me
access to the email except with the 64-bit Toshiba laptop. It's still
a bit of a mess over there, so we've been using the AOL address,
which I will put on the main page for all the visitors.
Claudia found Ms. Masterson's FACEBOOK page and the
information about the Stockade Works project and sent it on March 1,
2016 as shown in her email below. I hadn't heard from Claudia in a
while, and was just considering sending her either an email or a
snail mail letter (I still send those) just to make sure she is okay.
It was good to hear from her, and her reports for the site will
always be welcome as she has been reporting since 1998.
The best part of keeping this site has been people I've
met like Claudia, Steve Stark, Erin Lillis, Mari Garcia, Yun Leong,
Brian Burroughs, and many others. I twice thought about taking the
site down. In 2005, when my family had to help with an aging parent
problem, and again in 2009 after my mother passed away. Each time the
entries in the old Guestbook kept me from doing it, because the
visitors seemed to have a good time in here, like the girl from
Brazil who announced: "First one from Brazil!" I wanted to keep the
site going on for them. The site probably has an expiration date, but
I'm not sure what it is yet. Until then, this place is just for
the visitorsfrom all over the world. I am
keeping the site going only for the visitors, and I
hope they all keep having a good time here.
Actress plans to open studio in Kingston
Actress Mary Stuart Masterson wants to create a
film, television and technology studio in Kingston that would focus
on growing the region's film industry with an eye toward
MSM TO HELP CREATE A FILM STUDIO IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
Entry Date: March 3, 2016
When Ms. Masterson sets out to accomplish something, it
gets done. Steve Stark has located an article in the Record
On-Line, the Internet issue of a local newspaper, about the plans
for the studio, to be named Stockade Works, which will be somewhere
in the Kingston, New York vicinity. Just click the link below.
And for those who enjoy following all the news Steve sends
to the Tavern, you can check out his posts on The Mary Stuart
Masterson FanGroup page on FACEBOOK. If you aren't a member, just
sign up. It's free.
Steve Stark found Mary Stuart Masterson's FACEBOOK page,
which contains some outstanding personal photographs she has taken
recently, along with some information about what she has been doing
lately. This includes cleaning out some closets, which I have had to
do since I lost half of a hall closet to a larger hot water tank
required by federal regulation. I had no choice but to give up all
the cassette tapes to which I no longer listen and a Shark Steamer
last used in 2005. It can get messy.
In addition to her FACEBOOK page, Steve located a page
that is tracking MSM's work in finding a production facility for
Ulster County in the Hudson River Valley area of New York State. Both
links are below.
STEVE STARK REPORTS ON: MARY STUART MASTERSON: SOLID
Entry Date: Feburary 22, 2016
Steve sent a great link about how Ms. Masterson is
increasingly known in her local area as someone who is willing to
help make her home area a better place to live and to help volunteer
organizations raise funds and educate the citizens about worthwhile
projects. In an article in the newspaper The Times of the Hudson
Valley Mark Reynolds covered the State of the County Address by
Ulster County (New York) Executive Michael Hein reported about the
status of many projects in the county. Among them, in general, are a
program to improve a county senior citizens nursing home; a 32-bed
"Patriots Home" for returning veterans in need; a new Meals-on-Wheels
program; and an expansion of a "Rails-to-Trails" program. In
addition, Mr. Hein reported that he had obtained the help of actress
and filmmaker Mary Stuart Masterson to attract a production facility
to the Hudson Valley region.
AMATEUR CELEBRITY INTERVIEWER KNOWN AS "SKIPPY" ON
YOUTUBE CHATS WITH MSM AT SUNDANCE
Entry Date: February 7, 2016
Steve Stark sent this video link to me at my temporary
emergency email address. I checked out "Skippy's" YouTube channel to
get the embed code so that the video would show up below. "Skippy"
talked to a few famous people at Sundance, and all were very cordial
and pleasant to him, although most of them probably do not know him
to any great degree. Ms. Masterson was very sweet to the guy, and
John Krasinski very laid back with "Skippy," as, apparently, "Skippy"
had captured Krasinski on film before, and he enjoyed the paddle ball
set "Skippy" gave him. Anyway, here is the video below, but first
Steve's email reminded me of another time the nickname "Skippy" came
to my mind, and I recounted it in this email to Steve:
This Skippy is pretty gutsy walking right up to
those actors and actresses. He gave John Krasinski a paddle ball set.
MSM was really unflappable dealing with Skippy. Very sweet. I wonder
if she knows Skippy told Krasinski he loved him? Would that make her
feel more, or less, comfortable?
I once made a bet with another co-worker that I
would call another co-worker (who was built like a granite slab)
"Skippy," just throwing it in there at the end of some mundane
greeting ("Hey, how's it going this morning...Skippy?"). He took two
steps further before stopping on a dime and, "What did you call
STEVE STARK FINDS A GETTY IMAGE OF MS. MASTERSON AT
Entry Date: February 7, 2016
This is a nice photo of MSM toward the end of the Sundance
festivities. It is a Getty Image, so it is watermarked at copyrighted
to a fare-thee-well. So, I will post Steve's link below, just use the
image for your own personal viewing.
AS YOU ARE WINS A U.S. DRAMATIC SPECIAL JURY AWARD
AT THE SUNDANCE FESTIVAL!
Entry Date: February 5, 2016
The Sundance award was presented to the Director and
Screenwriter, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and Screenwriter Madison
Harrison by Lena Dunham. The Sundance Film Festival is the largest
Independent Film Festival in the United States, bringing tens of
thousands of actors and filmmakers from around the world. It is yet
another contribution by Robert Redford to the art of movie making.
KRISTEN STEWART'S INTERVIEW WITH THE A GIRL'S WORLD
WEBSITE COVERED MS. STEWART'S ROLE IN THE CAKE EATERS
Entry Date: February 5, 2016
Kristen Stewart in The Messengers
There's no reason to look for the interview in which Ms.
Kristen Stewart answered some questions about her films The
Messengers, Zathura, Land of Women, and Into the Wild as
well as The Cake Eaters. The Web site is defunct and only a
few of its pages were ever archived anywhere on the Web. I'll try to
find the link to the obscure archive (it wasn't the Wayback Machine)
that still has this interview. A Girl's World was remarkable
in the abilities of the women who ran the site to obtain interviews
with the best known actors and actresses in movies and television.
Ms. Stewart, is, like Ms. Mary Stuart Masterson, a
dedicated professional in her craft, and her replies to the
interviewer reflect that aspect of her character. She had many words
of praise for several of her fellow performers and filmmakers,
including Jodie Foster, whom Ms. Stewart would love to have as
director for a future role; Evan Rachel Wood, MSM's co-star in
Digging to China; and Natalie Portman. This is the exchange
between the interviewer and Kristen Stewart about Mary Stuart
AGW: What is The Cake Eaters about?
Kristen: The Cake Eaters is a movie that I did with
Mary Stuart Masterson. She made her directorial debut with that
movie. It’s great. It’s about two families that are sort of
intertwined very unknowingly and I play a character who has a disease
called Friedreich’s Ataxia which is a total deterioration of your
muscle control so it’s a very debilitating disease. She’s just about
to be in a wheel chair and she’s just fighting for that last bit of
independence from her mother and she wants to do one thing on her own
before she dies and so she picks a guy. It’s a really nice,
optimistic, triumphant story for her. I love it. Mary Stuart really
did a phenomenal job. I love her. She’s amazing.
I finally found this small archive of selected pages from
agirlsworld.com, a now defunct Website. You can find the Kristen
Stewart interview on one of the few archived pages from the site, one
of the largest Web sites dedicated to girls from the early years of
Things are starting to slowly get back to normal as of the
time (11:55 AM) I write this. Two days of email came through the
Webmail system, but another day or two are in limbo somewhere. The
ISP made huge changes to the system sometime yesterday. This caused
dropped links and an expired security certificate for the Webmail
site and general responses to links and password uploads that looked
a lot like the legitimate ISP Website was hijacked and redirected to
an imitation Web site. The ISP was not hijacked. The wholesale
changes caused glitches in the system that might result in lost email
prior to February 4, 2016. I am going to try to download all the mail
from my Toshiba laptop (I usually use this Dell Latitude 32-bit to
receive and send email). The Toshiba has not downloaded the mail in
weeks after a problem with new configurations for the outbound server
being maintained by the software. 'll try my AOL mail first. Since
the Dell was doing a good job with the mail, I stopped downloading
with the Toshiba, but will try it today to see if the emails of 2/1,
2/2, and 2/3 can be found through using that computer. It will be
better to get it from both machines as sometimes the Toshiba is up
for days while I complete Webinars for required professional
There frequently are some good things that come from such
events. I found two prepaid calling cards I thought were lost and
both still have lots of time on them and are not expired. One has
over $100 worth of calls to be made, and I hadn't seen it for a long
time. It was a Sheetz Convenience Store card, but now I think a
Mexican company runs it. You are instructed to dial 1 for ENGLISH by
a happy sounding Latina's voice.
Entry Date: February 4, 2016
I intended to get everything caught up today, but my email
service has had its Web site hijacked and I can't get the email.
Everytime I try, whether through Microsoft Webmail, or directly from
the (now bogus) Web site of my old dial-up ISP (I still have email
there) I can't get through. I know it is hijacked because the URL in
the white strip near the top of the screen has additional words in
the URL rather than plain old csonline.net. None of the local links
work to what should be other pages on the site. The thing dropped
unwanted apps onto my computer, but Malwarebytes got rid of them, and
I restored to an earlier date to be safe. So, everyone trying to
contact me at the csonline.net email address should switch to this
email address temporarily: firstname.lastname@example.org. It might take another
day to get the old address back on track. Thanks for your patience!
WHEN MSM MET A PRESIDENT
Entry Date: January 29, 2016
A couple of weeks ago, Steve Stark emailed me to find out
if I had a copy of a photograph of Ms. Masterson meeting President
Clinton and Vice President Gore at some function back in the early
1990s. I remembered seeing the picture, but didn't have a copy. I
tried a couple of Google search descriptions, but came up empty.
Well, Steve found it and sent it to me along with another photo with
the Getty Images watermark. The Clinton photo was more available back
in the 1990s, but harder to find now.
STEVE HITS A SOME NICE HOME RUNS ABOUT MSM AT THE
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL!
Entry Date: January 27, 2016
"Everyone thinks I'm only this mild-mannered actress and
film director here at Sundance. No one suspects that, whenever she is
needed I become.....SUPERMOM!"
Not only is Ms. Masterson a special guest at the Sundance
Film Festival, founded by celebrated actor Robert Redford, but the
film in which she portrays the single mother of one of the teenagers
around whom the story revolves is in the competition to win best USA
drama at the festival. I know everyone will be pulling for a win for
MSM's film, As You Are. It seems like just yesterday
(November) the film was still in post-production. Time stands still
for no one. Steve Stark sent five links concerning the festival, and
Ms. Masterson's part in it, including an article about the opening
dinner. They really lay out some nice spreads at these film
festivals, too. One of Steve's links leads to over 12 photos like the
one above. Steve also included a link to Variety Magazine's
exclusive party guide to the Sundance Festival, as well as
several photos from renowned archivists Getty Images. The Salt
Lake City Tribune's blog of film reviews from the festival is
another link, along with some more photos from an Oklahoma
newspaper's online edition.
STEVE STARK FINDS MORE PHOTOS OF MS. MASTERSON ON ZIMBIO
Entry Date: January 27, 2016
Steve sent a link about Zimbio's photo collection of MSM
some months ago, and on that same post here in the FYI page, I
mentioned that fans can register with Zimbio to receive an email when
there are new photos of her available on their site. I hope everyone
the world over has signed up to receive an email alert when Zimbio
has added new pictures. If any of you have not signed up, follow
Steve's link to Zimbio reproduced below and get registered for your
free email alerts.
STEVE STARK REPORTS THE UPCOMING DATE OF THE RERUN OF
MSM'S BLUE BLOODS EPISODE AND ALSO FOUND THE PHOTO WITH THIS
Entry Date: January 20, 2016
Mary Stuart Masterson in 1985, with no idea of what her
life would be like in 2016.
Intrepid MSM reporter Steve Stark found the date of the
repeat of MSM's appearance on Blue Bloods, which might not be
her last appearance, and also the above photo which dates back to
around 1985. The Blue Bloods episode will run on Friday,
January 29th at 10:00 PM Eastern time.