From the office of Ms. Robinson-Sanchez:
Welcome.
Francesca has recently been involved in multiple projects that have taken up all her time.
She regrets not being able to respond to your posts as quickly as she would like.
She appreciates your patience, and in the near future will be answering all posts,
past and present.

Thank you all for your continuing support of Eddie and our site -- your participation in the Q&A board is truly appreciated.


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John S. | @
We are excited to announce the debut of the Edward G. Robinson Film Festival, held in conjunction with the prestigious Cinematheque Program at California State University Northridge.
The Edward G. Robinson film festival will be held on six nights over three
weeks at the gorgeous, brand-new state-of-the-art Armer Theatre on the Northridge Campus.
The festival nights are:
Wed Oct 19th
Thurs Oct 20th
Wed Oct 26th
Wed Nov 2nd
Thurs Nov 3rd
Wed Nov 9th
Panel discussions and Question/Answer
sessions (with peers and friends
of Eddie's) will follow on most evenings. Robert Beck, author of the Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia, will be a guest on Oct 19th and Oct 20th.
Dr. John Schultheiss, Dean of the CSUN School of Cinema, will moderate.
Programs begin at 7:00 PM.
For more information please visit CSUN CINEMATHEQUE on the web (Google it)
or call (818) 677-3192
Admission is Free.
Hope to see you there!
John S.
06 October 2005 - Hollywood, CALIF.

Ellen Kennedy | @ | url
I was wondering if you could shed some light on a story I heard from a friend. Is it true that your Grandfather was instrumental in encouring Sam Jaffe to marry the very beautiful and very much younger than he, Bettye Ackerman in 1956? Do you think the success of the Jaffe marriage acted as an incentive for your Grandfather to marry your Step-Grandmother?
Thank you!
04 October 2005 - Portland, OR

Response:   Dear Ellen,
Sam really didn't need much encouragement to marry the special and beautiful Bettye Ackerman.
Bettye and Sam truly were twin souls. Since Sam and Eddie were best friends, Eddie's opinion mattered. The implicit message from Eddie was: "What are you waiting for?...Don't think..DO..
The Jaffe marriage was considered one of the great and unique marriages at the time.
No, to your second question.

Kind Regards,

Francesca

Bob Craver | @ | url
Hi Francesca, saw your website and thought I would say hello. I am going to be in LA next week (Week of October 3rd)and will give you a call if you can provide a number. Hope all is well.
Bob (Mary Jame's nephew)
01 October 2005 - Washington, D.C.

Response:   Dear Bob,
I will contact you.

Fondly,

Francesca

Kevin Smith | @ | url
Hello, Francesca:
Did your grandfather ever talk with you about McCarthyism and his own blacklisting? He sums it up so eloquently in his book, if I may quote, 'Then who or what was the enemy? Ignorance, my friends, ignorance. Insulation. Lack of eduction. Lack of knowledge of history. Fear of the unknown...'
This summation is very relevant today. Edward G. Robinson has inspired me for many years, not only with his acting, but also with his love of humankind. Thank you for sharing your insights with us.
30 September 2005 - Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.

Response:   Dear Kevin,
Yes he did, and it is something that scarred his soul. He never fully got over it. But he carried on with his life and career.
One of the blackest periods in our history.

Thank you for your question,

Francesca

Marie O'Neill | @ | url
Your grandfather appeared at an Oscars ceremony and read a poem 'I Will Not Go Back' and he said that the author was Walter Gruber. I have never been able to locate the poet or the text of the poem. Are you able to help me? It was a beautiful poem about mankind's unwillingness to go backward. Thank you for any help you can give me!
28 September 2005 - Philadelphia, PA

Response:   Dear Marie,
I believe you are thinking of his dramatic reading of Milton Geiger's "I Will Not Go Back". Eddie gave at least two public performances of this work.
The earlier performance was on "This Is Tom Jones", an ABC-television variety show, in 1970, followed by a live reading at a "Musical Americana" program in 1971 by the United States Air Force Band in Washington.
Incidentally, Geiger also wrote for the Screen Directors Playhouse on radio, adapting Night Has A Thousand Eyes and Sealtest Variety Theatre, with a drama called Sleight Of Hand.

Thank You,

Francesca

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