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Issue #29 May 2024

Famous In Hollywood Magazine Cover- May 2024

Welcome!

Every month, you'll read stories that I've written from my interviews with Hollywood celebrities of the past and present. Each star has expressed to me in conversation, their thoughts and wisdom, that I've put together in a wonderful story to share with you, as I have always done throughout my entire career.

I hope you enjoy all these intriguing stories. 
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Donna Mills & Larry Gilman

 DONNA MILLS 

Her Secrets For A Good Relationship

Written By Jay Christian

 

Just as beautiful as ever, Donna Mills has returned back to Hollywood! After a two decade hiatus to raise her daughter Chloe, Donna has decided that she still has a lot more to give to the screen and her longtime fans are thrilled about her decision. She has many new television projects lined up and everyone is happy to see her working again. 

 

Years ago, after 14 years on TV’s popular series “Knots Landing,” and some guest starring roles, there was still something missing in her life.  After some careful thought, at the age of 54, she adopted a child in 1994. Donna didn’t want her daughter Chloe, to be raised by full-time nannies, so she made the decision to step away from acting to raise her on a full-time basis. Donna was a responsible mother and rolled up her sleeves, to do what every good mom does running a household, as a single parent.

 

Then in 2000, she met the man of her dreams, actor-director Larry Gilman. Donna was doing a commercial with a drug company for an anti-inflammatory medication and they had requested that she take media training, since she was representing their product. Larry was one of the media trainers.

 

Donna said, “We met and had talked and were attracted to each other. He gave me his card and he had my phone number, so I waited for him to call me.” She continued, “Soon after, 9/11 happened and all the media tours were cancelled. And so we didn’t do anything for three months. After that, the company that hired me, wanted to resume media training and I said ‘okay, but only if I can have the same guy.’ So this time, we got to talk after the session. Larry told me that he wanted to call me, but didn’t think it was proper and I said that ‘I was waiting for you to call me!’ Soon we got together and we’ve been together ever since!”

 

Since Donna was a single parent before meeting Larry, an important quality was his acceptance of her adopted daughter Chloe and vice versa. Donna explains, “I think it took her a little bit of time to accept him. She was five years old at the time, but they have always been very close and she knows that she can always count on him and that’s big for her.”

 

Donna says that one secret to having a long, pleasant relationship is being supportive of each other.

“Larry has always been supportive of me and my career. He understands the business. He has always been very supportive of me, whenever I’m working,” she acknowledged. “Also, we are very compatible. Larry has been an actor and a director and all that, so he gets it. A lot of people don’t get it that aren’t in show business. They say, ‘Why do you have to work 18 hours a day.?’ But somebody that’s been in the business knows and they just accept it.”

 

Donna feels that mutual respect towards each other is another key element to her long-term relationship with her partner of more than 20 years, Larry Gilman.  

 

“He respects what I do and I respect what he does. He travels a lot though, which is somewhat difficult, but that’s part of his business. We both like a lot of the same things. We both play tennis and he started a vineyard that I’m now a part of, so we share that too!”

 

Working on something together builds a stronger bond and Donna says that one of the happiest times they have together is when they’re working on their vineyard. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s fun. Working the vineyard is a happy time together, believe it or not, we both like to work up in the vineyard.” Donna explained,” There are a lot of things that you have to do, like tucking and also we have a crew. There are three sets of wires that the vines grow on and grape vines grow every which way and they need to grow up and onto these wires. So you have to go and put them on the wires and that’s called tucking. There’s a lot of weeding and a lot of stuff you have to do to maintain the vineyard. We produce 100 cases a year. So far, we’ve won three medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition for our vintages. The name is Mandeville Vineyards, " she said proudly.

 

Donna believes that having a more relaxed relationship, adds to longevity. She said, “We laugh a lot and have fun together. We just got back from a river trip on the Danube River in Austria and Germany. It’s very comfortable because you are on a very nice boat, cruising down the river and it includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s very luxurious. You go off the boat for hikes and to see different things. It was really fun!"

 

She also feels that trust is very important in a long-term relationship and said, “To boil it down…it’s trust. We argue very little. We trust each other a lot. Even with finances, we don’t worry about who pays for what. It all kind of comes out even in the end. Our relationship just seems to work out and I think maybe we’re lucky that way. We both feel safe and satisfied,” Donna said with pride.

  

Her advice to Famous In Hollywood readers, “Don’t sweat the small stuff! Don’t let petty little things get you angry or upset, it’s not worth it. Don’t get mad, it’ll all even itself out,” Donna smiled. *



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Debbie Reynolds

DEBBIE REYNOLDS

How she preserved Hollywood history

Written by Jay Christian

 

With all my years in show business, Debbie Reynolds was a very special person. She treated me well and there was a certain respect that she had towards me for years. There wasn’t anything fake about her and she always maintained being a pro every minute.

 

One time, we set up an interview when she was playing in Las Vegas and she gave me her personal phone number at the hotel to call. The next week, when I called her at the specific hour, Debbie had gotten so wrapped up in her work, she had forgotten about the appointment.​

 

She played shows in the late evening until the early morning hours and then would go to bed and get up in the afternoon, to start her day.

 

I called her at 2 pm and the phone rang and rang. She answered quietly, as I woke her from a sound sleep. I told her we had an interview and as tired and sleepy as she was, Debbie was very kind and apologized to me for overlooking our appointment. 

 

Throughout the years, Debbie always exuded Hollywood glamour. With her multiple show business projects, she took on a lot of responsibility, both on and off the stage, yet never complained to anyone.

 

We rescheduled and days later, this story was the outcome of our interview.

 

Years of planning pay off as she opens world’s biggest movie memory museum

 

At Last! Determined Debbie Reynolds’ lifelong dream has come true.

 

On her 63rd birthday, the 'Unsinkable' star finally threw open the doors to her spectacular Hollywood Memorabilia Museum in Las Vegas.

 

The unique showplace boasts what’s believed to be the world’s largest collection of movie costumes, furniture, props and other Tinseltown trinkets- valued at over $50 million!

 

“I’m a collector of memorabilia from silent films to the early ‘70s,” says the ever-young entertainer. “I’ve worked very hard buying and saving these things for the past 25 years.”

 

Debbie’s museum is a true treasure trove for movie buffs. Who can forget the notorious dress that blew up from the subway grating to reveal Marilyn Monroe’s shapely legs in The Seven Year Itch or the outfit Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz, or Mary Astor’s hand-embroidered number from Meet Me in St. Louis?

 

How about Charlton Heston’s Ben Hur armor plates, Claudette Colbert’s Cleopatra costume, or the jodhpurs and silk shirt that young Liz Taylor rode to victory in National Velvet?

 

“Saving all these things was very emotional,” says Debbie. “It was all about the stars I loved. I wanted these wonderful costumes to be preserved and admired instead of ending up as Halloween outfits. Now everyone can see the beautiful artistry for generations to come.”

 

As her fabulous collection grew, the veteran entertainer spent hundreds of thousands of dollars housing it in climate-controlled storage facilities.

 

“My passion certainly led to a short bank balance,” she admits. “But if you don’t have a perfect temperature, the costumes will age and fall apart.“

 

I saved them to preserve the history of Hollywood,” she said.

 

One of Debbie’s biggest bargains was Judy Garland’s last pair of ruby-encrusted Wizard of Oz slippers. While she paid a whopping $165,000 for them, they’re worth close to $1 million today!

 

To transform her lifelong dream into glittering reality, the leggy star bought a derelict hotel on an out-of-the-way Vegas street in 1992 for $2 million- and she’s been pouring money into it ever since.

 

“I didn’t want the hotel,” says Debbie, who consistently worked on her project. “I just wanted my museum and showroom. The hotel is work, work, work!”

 

The singer remodeled her Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino with the help of her son Todd Fisher. “Everything is first class and high tech,” she says.​

 

“And my dream is fulfilled! When I look at my museum today, I know it was all worthwhile," Debbie said proudly. *​



 

 

 

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Bo Derek

BO DEREK

Delicious Soups Keep Her Slim

Written by Jay Christian

 

Even though I did this interview with Bo many years ago, her diet has kept her remarkable figure for all these years!

 

Bo Derek keeps her magnificent figure that makes her a perfect “10” even though she ignores the usual taboo on red meat.         

 

“I eat a lot of beef, which is supposed to be a no-no, but I don’t believe that. I’m a very active person and I feel much better when I get a lot of protein from meat,” Bo said.         

 

“I eat very simply. I love lots of fruits and vegetables and I feel better if I eat a balanced diet and not one of those planned diets, where you eat all fish and chicken or vegetables." She added, “But, I stay away from animal fat. When I eat any kind of beef, it’s very lean. And I don’t cook in butter or use just regular oil. I use olive oil. It’s very healthy and has lots of flavor."         

 

“When I have a good diet, I have a better attitude about myself. I also think changing your habits has a lot to do with it,” Bo said.

 

For an example, she said, “I used to eat a lot of chocolates, so I had to make the choice, either gain weight or make some changes. What I did was, I started cooking well and I really love it. I take the time to prepare delicious soups with lots of veggies and other good things left over in the refrigerator. After a few hours simmering, you can have a very good soup.”         

 

Bo is also very keen on exercise. “I love Nautilus® equipment. I think it’s the finest form of exercise and you really see progress fast.”         

 

Recently, she took up ballet to prepare for a movie role and fell in love with it. “I never danced a step in my life, but I find it’s a fantastic form of exercise,” she says. “You get strength from ballet and it gets you in great shape. I want to get the most out of exercise in the time that’s spent on it. For my legs, ballet takes care of that.” 

 

Bo’s diet-

Breakfast: 8 oz. grapefruit juice, bran cereal with milk or bacon and eggs.

Mid-morning snack: Carrot or celery sticks or ½ cup of peanuts.

Lunch: Tuna or chicken salad; or a warm tortilla with melted cheese and salsa; or homemade vegetable, beef or chicken soup with Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese melted in it.

Mid-afternoon snack: Carrot or celery sticks or beef jerky.

Dinner: Steak or barbecued roast beef, one or more baked potatoes, salad, homemade lemonade; or pasta with tomato sauce and cheese, salad; or homemade pizza with green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, pepperoni and cheese; or homemade enchiladas with ground beef. *​

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💐 CELEBRITY RECIPES THIS MONTH 💐

Marion Ross

MARION ROSS' SEAFOOD FETTUCCINI

Ingredients: 

½ pound fresh mini scallops or large, cut into bite-size pieces- be sure to remove milk sacs

8 to 10 large cooked shrimp, deveined

½ cup fresh spinach, drenched in boiling water

1 teaspoon chopped crisp bacon (bacon bits ok)

¼ cup Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic (or to taste)

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

¾ tablespoon or 1 mashed cube chicken bouillon

1½ cups water

½ cup dry white wine

1 large firm tomato, chopped

3 large fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Salt & pepper to taste

Sprinkling of ground mace

Sprinkling of Italian herbs

Sprinkling of fresh ground parmesan cheese

Fistful of packaged fettuccini

 

Directions:

 

Brown scallops in oil (3 to 5 minutes). Sprinkle with ground mace while cooking. Set aside. In a two-cup or larger container, mix water, wine, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, bouillon and condiments. Pour into skillet…add tomatoes, spinach and bacon. Bring to boil, then simmer 60 minutes, adding water if necessary, to make a medium thick sauce. Add mushrooms, scallops, shrimp and cook until mushrooms are tender. Place the fettuccini in a large cook pot filled with boiling water and cook until tender (about 7 minutes). To serve, place equal portions of the strings of pasta on bottom of two oblong dishes. Cover with equal portions of the seafood mixture and plenty of the liquid sauce. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese and serve with your preference of roles or bread. Recipe is for two people and can be doubled or more, appropriately for a crowd. Suggested utensils for the dinner- dinner fork and tablespoon.

Marion Ross' Seafood Fettuccini

MARION ROSS' SEAFOOD FETTUCCINI

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Barbara Eden

BARBARA EDEN'S LEMON ICE CREAM PIE

 

Ingredients:

 

6 tablespoons butter

Grated peel of one lemon

⅓ cup lemon juice

Dash of salt

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

2 large egg yolks

2 pints of good quality vanilla ice cream

1 baked 9 inch pie shell

½ pint heavy cream, whipped

 

Directions:

 

To make a lemon sauce, melt butter in top of a double boiler, over simmering water. Add grated lemon peel and juice. Stir in salt and sugar until well mixed. In a cup, beat together whole eggs and yolks; stir into lemon mixture in pan. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Transfer sauce to bowl; cover and chill until cold.

 

Let one pint of ice cream soften until it can be easily spooned. Spread ice cream in pie shell and freeze until the ice cream becomes firm again. Cover ice cream in pie shell with half of the lemon sauce and freeze until sauce is stiff. Soften remaining one pint of ice cream and spread over lemon layer; freeze until firm. Spread remaining lemon sauce over ice cream. Freeze with whipped cream on top. Let pie stand for 10 minutes before serving for easier cutting. Serves 8.

  

Barbara Eden Lemon Ice Cream Pie

BARBARA EDEN'S LEMON ICE CREAM PIE 

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