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July 21st, 2006

I'm on a Pacific Isle getting some R&R with Pat. She flew out from LA where she is working on the Dreamworks upcoming animated feature being written directed by Jerry Seinfeld. So till the 25th if my entries are a bit spotty, it's only due to jet-lag and Mai-Tais.

Birthdays: Ernest Hemingway, Issac Stern, Marshal McCluhan- The Medium is the Message, Norman Jewison, Don Knots, Janet Reno, Jon Lovitz, Gary Trudeau, Ernst Shuftan- inventor of the "Shuftan Effect", a cheap way ofcombining actors with miniatures by shooting through mirrors. All those "Lost World" Cesar Romero fighting the giant Iguanas were done that way. Whatever happened to Doug McClure? He was the Scott Bakula of the 1960s. Uh.. I digress- Tony Scott, Robin Williams is 55 the voice of the Genii in Aladdin, Batty Coda in Ferngully, that other Robot in Robots, Josh Harnett is 28

Happy National Zippo Lighter Day. Smoking is bad but Zippos are cool- another one of life¹s mysteries.

1980- SAG went on strike for actor's residuals from video cassette and cable t.v. sales.The actors hit the bricks twice more, in 1988 and 2000.