Saturday, December 13, 2014
For any Treklanders, TV Golden Age buffs and women-in-media advocates around SoCal who still have not seen it, the Susan Oliver bio-documentary The Green Girl will have a big-screen showing at noon this Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Laemmle NoHo Theater, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., 91601, as part of the 14th Annual Valley Film Festival.(Tickets at that link).
My buddy George Pappy Jr. will introduce his film, all about the actress who played Vina in "The Cage" and so much more: from Hollywood's go-to girl on camera to bumping up against the glass ceiling in film, speed racing and flying. I was fortunate to be a part of the many who recount, along with numerous and wittily-used clips, the rise, incredible diversity and the sad final years of this amazing pioneer.
Meanwhile, thanks to the attention that The Green Girl has focused on Susan's life and body of work, George shared news on Facebook that the actress was just honored with a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women's International Film and Television Showcase (left).
Susan's niece Timi attended to accept the award, and at the same event editor Amy Glickman Brown was also honored for her excellent work on The Green Girl.
Again, I'm very proud to have been one of many George asked to be a part of this film, and I will be there as well Sunday for the post-screening Q&A panel.