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Bette Davis Tribute…

Thursday, May 1st, 2008


Bette Davis Centennial Tribute



Tonight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in association with the Film Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will present “A Centennial Tribute to Bette Davis” at 8 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event, hosted by Robert Osborne, will feature film clips and discussions with several of Davis’ friends, colleagues, and family members. Among those scheduled to take part in the tribute are Joan Leslie, James Woods, Kathryn Sermak, Gena Rowlands, and Michael Merrill, Davis’ son with Gary Merrill.

At the Alternative Film Guide there is an informative article on tonight’s tribute.


Check it out HERE

Jimmy Bangley Memorial Photos

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Here are some additional photos from the Jimmy Bangley Memorial on

Sunday, March 30, 2008









(The above photos are courtesy of Max Hoffmann and Rock Armstrong)  




Jimmy’s Hollywood Forever Lifestory Tribute Video




Jimmy Bangley Memorial

Monday, March 31st, 2008

A Tribute to Jimmy Bangley



 Jimmy Bangley (1956-2004) 


On December 8, 2004, our friend Jimmy Bangley sadly passed away from our lives. He was returned to his family in Suffolk, Virginia to be interred next to his beloved grandmother. The memorial service the following January was a standing-room-only event. Since then, his friends have made donations to purchase a cenotaph niche at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. A place where we can visit and remember. Yesterday, that dream came true when more than 30 friends gathered at the cemetery’s Cathedral Mausoleum to unveil the decorated niche to his memory.


For those who did not know him, Jimmy Bangley was an accomplished actor, writer and film historian. He appeared in numerous plays both here in Los Angeles and his hometown in Virginia. His film credits included roles in the films Rollercoaster (1977), Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (2000) and the Faye Dunaway short film, The Yellow Bird (2001).  He also appeared in more than 200 television programs representing Hollywood memorabilia and film costumes since the early 1990s. Although his first love was acting, he was also a successful writer. He wrote numerous articles for Collecting magazine, Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age.


Over the years Jimmy waited tables, performed stand-up comedy and sold celebrity memorabilia. For a while he worked at the Writers Guild and spoke at the yearly Rudolph Valentino Memorial at Hollywood Forever. He was also working on a biography of the “Too beautiful” silent screen siren, Barbara La Marr, with his close friend Margaret Burk. Jimmy was multi-faceted and had his hands in many pies during his brief life.


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