DON'T MISS THE BAY AREA TRAVEL AND WINE AUCTION!
The online portion of The Bay Area Travel and Wine Auction is open. The auction runs from April 1, 2015 to June 21, 2015. Proceeds from the auction go to support the programming of this PBS/NPR station in the local Bay Area.
Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, and community. Let the bidding begin! Get your Max Bid in early to Support KRCB the community NPR/PBS station in the Bay Area... All items in this auction will be part of a series of televised auction events.
• 5133 - Five Nights for 2, Your Choice of Hotel - Small Luxury Hotels of the World
• 5147 - Three Nights for Two, Ocean View Room - Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, HI
• 5220 - Eight Day Introduction to Cuba Tour for 2 with Airfare - Cuba Explorer, Surrey BC
• 5155 - Four Adult One Day Park Hopper Tickets - Disneyland Resort, Anaheim
• 5221 - Village Wine Club Membership - Pali Wine Company, Lompoc and Santa Barbara
• 5244 - Three Two Night Stays for 2 at any Ayres Hotel - Ayres Hotels
• 5095 - Two Nights for up to 8, 3 Bedroom Cabin - The Redwoods in Yosemite, Wawona
• 5122 - Two Nights Ocatilla Club Accommodations for 2 - Arizona Biltmore
• 5033 - Two Nights for Two - The Sunburst Calistoga
• 5056 - Two Nights for 2 Mid-Week with Golf - Benbow Historic Inn, Garberville
JOAN KRAMER – AUTHOR, IN THE COMPANY OF LEGENDS
Starting with their award-winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley produced film portraits of the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. Their stories of the productions and the personalities involved are amusing, sometimes moving, often revealing, and have never been told before.
The book has already received advance praise from Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies and talk-show host, Dick Cavett:
“Thank you, David Heeley and Joan Kramer for giving us one of the best reasons ever for curling up with a book. After their treating us to some of the best, most literate and entertaining hours of television (including Katharine Hepburn: All About Me, Bacall on Bogart, The John Garfield Story, The Adventures of Errol Flynn, and numerous other TV specials) they now offer us a book I never wanted to end, chock full of constant surprises. In The Company Of Legends is a king’s ransom of fascinating stories about colorful, bigger than life people we know but don’t know. The big bonus is that it’s a book about dazzling personalities told by people who actually knew the celebrities they write about, worked with them and, further, socialized with them, aware of their foibles and strengths from first-hand knowledge, not hearsay. That’s something both rare and refreshing in books today. This one deserves a high spot on your ‘must read’ booklist for the year.” --- Robert Osborne
“This delicious account of the greatly talented and productive Kramer and Heeley’s adventures, misadventures, headaches and thrills among their illustriously famous subjects is a joy to read. The quirks and maddening eccentricities of such greatly gifted giants as Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, et al., are all here on delightfully entertaining -- and often startling -- display. In The Company Of Legends is so hard to put down I ate with one hand while reading it.” -- Dick Cavett
In The Company of Legends is filled with more than 100 rare and candid photos of the above mentioned stars.
About the Authors:
Joan Kramer and David Heeley have received five Emmy awards, twenty Emmy nominations and many other national and international honors.
David Heeley was born in the north of England. After graduating from Oxford University in 1961, he joined the BBC in London, initially as an engineer, eventually becoming a staff director. In 1969 he moved to New York, where he worked first for public television’s WNET, and later Top Hat Productions, which he owned with Joan Kramer. He has received many awards, including six Emmys, has been nominated for three Directors Guild of America awards, and has taught a course on directing at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He was executive producer of the WNET/PBS series Nature from its premiere in 1982 until 1991, and has produced a number of acclaimed documentary profiles together with Joan Kramer.
Born in Chicago, IL, Joan Kramer was a ballet dancer and assistant choreographer before starting her career in film and television production. She was an assistant talent co-ordinator for The Dick Cavett Show, associate producer for a Candid Camera Special, and writer for Live from Lincoln Center. She then joined the staff of WNET where she began her long producing partnership with David Heeley. For public television and later for their own company, Top Hat Productions, they documented the lives of some of the most famous and well-respected personalities in the entertainment industry, and maintained personal relationships with many of them, their families and friends. These programs were recognized as high-quality, definitive film portraits, which revitalized the genre and made it a mainstay of television programming.