TINSLETOWN TIDBITS . . .
Left to right: Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) reunite at Southfork Ranch to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the television series, “Dallas,” which debuted on April 2, 1978. Photo credit: Photographers International
SOUTHFORK RANCH CELEBRATES “DALLAS” TV SHOW’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH “FAN FEST,” CAST MEET-AND-GREET
On Friday, March 30, fans of the iconic TV show, “Dallas,” were treated to exclusive fan event and cast meet-and-greet at Southfork Ranch, presented by Visit Dallas and Southfork Ranch. Organized to commemorate the series’ 40th anniversary, the event included a fan party and cast meet-and greet with iconic “Dallas” cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs). An estimated 1,200 fans, hailing from as far as the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Israel, attended to the event. In addition, attendees enjoyed tours of Southfork Ranch and the Ewing Mansion including the "Dallas Legends" exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the show such as the gun that shot J.R., Lucy's wedding dress, the “Dallas” family tree and Jock's Lincoln Continental. Finally, a “Dallas” costume contest encouraged fans to dress as their favorite Ewing. “Dallas” originally debuted as a five-part mini-series on April 2, 1978.
ABOUT SOUTHFORK RANCH
Southfork Ranch Event and Conference Center provided the iconic backdrop for the long-running “Dallas” TV series that aired on CBS and TNT in 95 countries around the world. The legendary North Texas ranch encompasses 357 acres of groomed ranchland and is home to the famous Ewing Mansion, Southfork Ranch Event and Conference Center, Miss Ellie’s Deli, trail rides and peacefully grazing Texas longhorns, llamas, miniature horses and American Paint horses. Today, Southfork continues to attract visitors from around the world for spectacular special events, horseback riding and property tours. www.southforkranch.com
SANTA BARBARA LOCAL TEENS PREMIERE AT SLOIFF
Ryan Grau, Writer/Director, actors Leeannah Maglasang, Elizabeth Norman, Lily Olevsky and film producer, Leah Michelle Taylor took a bow at the SLO film premiere.
Santa Barbara film “Three Seconds” celebrated a premiere showing at San Luis Obispo International Film Festival this week followed by a standing ovation. The film was directed and written by Ryan Grau and produced by Leah Michelle Taylor. Actors in the film were all Santa Barbara locals.
“Three Seconds” is a fantasy/dramady short film (17 min.) which deals with 3 twelve year old girls who are co-dependent on technology and what happens when their obsession with social media causes them to be unprepared to deal with a nightmare reality unfolding in their home during a pajama party.
According to writer/director Ryan Grau it was a total collaborative effort that just seemed like a fun idea and the result was their SLOIFF premiere. The cast members and producer all seemed excited and pleased with their work as well as the audience approval and questions following the film showing at the SLO Downtown Theatre Center.