DFCF Meetings with the Stars
Aug 15, 2011, Santa Monica, CA: MARTHA MANOR
MARTHA MANOR, SUSAN SULLIVAN's and JANE WYMAN's stand-in, who was interviewed recently, and her daughter HEIDI spent an afternoon with DFCF president THOMAS J. PUCHER and website editor SCOTT YOUNG, a former LORIMAR staff member, at the "Bucca di Beppo" restaurant, sharing "Falcon Crest" memories.
MARTHA also invited the DFCF staff members to an event for the current "Glee" TV series in the evening; she had been invited to give her vote for a possible Emmy award of the show and was free to take three guests with her.
Photo: MARTHA MANOR and daughter HEIDI, SCOTT YOUNG & THOMAS J. PUCHER.
Aug 16, 2011, Westlake Village, CA: GARNER SIMMONS
GARNER SIMMONS met with DFCF president THOMAS J. PUCHER and webiste editor SCOTT YOUNG at "The Grill on the Alley".
The story editor and writer (1981 – 84) shared more memories about the series and also provided THOMAS J. PUCHER with a wine carafe with the engraved "Falcon Crest" emblem, which was given to a specific circle of people who worked on the show only. Among other very particular memorabilia, it will make its way into a specific future "Falcon Crest" exhibition.
Photo: THOMAS J. PUCHER, SCOTT YOUNG & GARNER SIMMONS.
Aug 17, 2011, Venice, CA: DAVID SHEINKOPF
DAVID SHEINKOPF (Danny Sharpe) met with DFCF website editor SCOTT YOUNG and fan club president THOMAS J. PUCHER at "Gjelina", an Italian-American restaurant.
Over lunch, DAVID and SCOTT rekindled their friendship from their old days at LORIMAR. DAVID intends to help the DFCF complete the archive of production documents by adding to a special collection in the Chao-Li Chi Memorial Library.
Photos: DAVID SHEINKOPF & SCOTT YOUNG; DAVID SHEINKOPF & THOMAS J. PUCHER.
Aug 17, 2011, Studio City, CA: EARL HAMNER
As usual, one of the highlights was seeing series creator EARL HAMNER again. He and DFCF president THOMAS J. PUCHER have been sharing a decade-long friendship.
Photos: EARL HAMNER & THOMAS J. PUCHER; EARL HAMNER & SCOTT YOUNG.
Aug 17, 2011, Studio City, CA: WILLIAM SCHMIDT
DFCF president THOMAS J. PUCHER and website editor SCOTT YOUNG also met story editor, story consultant and writer BILL SCHMIDT (1984 – 1987) again. He contributed one of the brass wine coasters to commemorate the 100th episode for a future "Falcon Crest" exhibition and started to put the DFCF in contact with executive supervising producer and writer CLAIRE WHITAKER for a soon-to-be scheduled interview.
Aug 17, 2011, Glendale, CA: KAREN DAVIS
KAREN DAVIS, the lovely and charming set costumer, who has been friends with DFCF website editor SCOTT YOUNG for more than 25 years, met with him and DFCF president THOMAS J. PUCHER at "Clancy's Crab Broiler".
Since THOMAS' first meeting with KAREN in 2010, she has been a reliable source for behind-the-scenes information and has been continuing to support the fan club with production documents.
Photo: THOMAS J. PUCHER, SCOTT YOUNG & KAREN DAVIS.
Aug 18, 2011, Venice, CA: MARIO MARCELINO
MARIO MARCELINO (or in his life as a college professor, DR. MARIO PADILLA) generously provided the DFCF staff with production documents for the fan club archive.
Photo: THOMAS J. PUCHER & MARIO MARCELINO.
Aug 18, 2011, Northridge, CA: LAURA LEE GRUBICH
KAREN DAVIS surprised the DFCF staff with making arrangements for a meeting with LAURA LEE GRUBICH, the warmhearted hair stylist on "Falcon Crest", who worked closely with JANE WYMAN, ROBERT FOXWORTH, ABBY DALTON, MEL FERRER, MORGAN FAIRCHILD, KIM NOVAK, ROD TAYLOR, BRANDON DOUGLAS and GREGORY HARRISON — among others. The meeting took place at the "Porter Ranch Islands" restaurant.
LAURA LEE shared many intersting tidbits from the set and will be a helpful source for more production documents for the fan club archives.
Photo: LAURA LEE GRUBICH, SCOTT YOUNG & THOMAS J. PUCHER.
Aug 20/22, 2011, San Francisco Bay Area, CA: KATHRYN BRYAN HAMPTON
THOMAS J. PUCHER's meeting with KATHRYN BRYAN HAMPTON was a great reunion for lunch. She generously provided the DFCF with her complete set photographs — brilliant pictures from shooting in the Napa Valley and San Francisco.
In another meeting two days later, she shared more memories about the time on the set with website editor SCOTT YOUNG and DFCF president THOMAS J. PUCHER.
The Hollywood Show
Oct 7 – 9, 2011, Burbank, CA: ANA-ALICIA, ABBY DALTON and SARAH DOUGLAS
ANA-ALICIA, ABBY DALTON and SARAH DOUGLAS reunited at an autograph show.
As a member of the www.falconcrest.org cast and crew network, SARAH DOUGLAS was so kind to provide her photos for the use on this website.