Former “90210” Publicist Remembers the TV Star Luke Perry, aka Dylan McKay, in 1990 When I heard Luke Perry had had a stroke, I expected him to live. That’s because a friend of mine recently had a stroke, his second one, at age 56 and he is recovering. My friend, like Luke, is fit and … Read more
After several weeks in LA, I’m packing up the RV and returning to Portland. I’ve never been so looking forward to going back to the rainy Pacific Northwest – more specifically to the quiet, calm sanctuary of my little treehouse apartment set on the edge of a vast, womblike forest. These last weeks have reminded … Read more
Here it is! As promised, the sizzle reel for our pie TV series. We’re calling the show THIS AMERICAN PIE. In TV speak, a sizzle reel is considered a sales tool, a sort of movie trailer, used to get a meeting with cable network executives, just to, literally, get a foot in the office door. … Read more
Sometimes people send me links to pie stories in the media and pie-related postings on other people’s blogs. I keep a running log of all of these, and I plan to mention them in a blog post at some point…yes, I know, I’ve become quite the procrastinator lately. But today pie-contest book author Gina Hyams … Read more
Creating our new website– www.theworldneedsmorepie.com –was almost as much fun as filming the TV pie-lot. We needed a home to promote all the pie-related projects we’ve been cooking up — pie parties, pie memoir, pie TV series, homemade pies for sale, and pie things we haven’t even thought of yet. For the pie blog you … Read more
As promised, we added up the numbers for our pie TV shoot. Here’s the final tally.RV Road TripNumber of miles driven in the RV (RT Portland-Los Angeles, and including my Christmas trip to Arizona): 4,521Number of miles I drove RV prior to this trip: 0Number of parking or speeding tickets: 0 (yay!)Number of dings on … Read more
This is the box of t-shirts we had made for the TV shoot. We had imprinted on the shirts “The World Needs More Pie” but the box label stated something slightly different: Beth Howard Needs More Pie. If they were trying to tell me something, well, I couldn’t agree more!
Give a a chance. — variation on a quote by John Lennon as seen on the wall at Mission Pie in San Francisco. Listen to the John Lennon song here.
What happens when you spend 12 days shooting footage of other people baking pie? If you’re Janice, you fly back to your home in New Jersey, bake five pies (having never previously baked a pie in your entire life), and invite your whole family over to test your new culinary skills. (Janice’s friend Marguerite pictured … Read more
Several weeks ago, when we first started on this Great Pie Adventure and I began to schedule pie interviews, The Apple Pan was the first place I called. I had eaten there 20 years ago and as soon as I hung up from the call I rushed over there to satisfy my awakened craving for … Read more