See Bill Dudley’s top two favorite films of 2013.
Continuing from my previous post counting down the first half of the Top 10 Films of 2013, here is part two featuring numbers 5-3 on the list. 5. “Saving Mr. Banks”: The second film in my top 10 starring Tom Hanks. He has become the James Stewart of his generation. A period piece focusing on […]
See part one of Bill Dudley’s Top 10 films of 2013.
Many consider the Silvertip Fir to be the perfect Christmas Tree. I am one of those people. Wide spaces between the branches leave room for larger decorations. Also known as Noble Firs, it is hard to find Silvertips on lots in Southern California, and if you do, they are very expensive. So, each year I […]
It is the 23rd and final season of the legendary Palm Springs Follies. The extraordinary holiday show is not to be missed. Singers, dancers and comedians from Hollywood and Broadway’s long and rich history are all together once again for one of the desert’s best kept secrets, Palm Springs Follies. The iconic Plaza Theater in […]
When people think of Arizona, they think of intense heat, giant cactus trees, and spring training. However, Northern Arizona can get quite cold this time of the year. I just returned from my annual Christmas visit to Northern Arizona. It was 7 degrees when we visited the historic (and reportedly haunted) Monte Vista Hotel in […]
I was a small boy 50 years ago today, November 22,1963, when our youngest President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. This event not only shocked all of America, it changed our country forever. Everyone who was alive that day, recalls exactly how they heard the news. Kennedy was truly a man of the times. He […]
William Shatner performed the first of three SoCal shows supporting his new self conceived music album, ‘Ponder The Mystery.’ Find out what Bill Dudley thought of the show!
When I originally came to Hollywood, one of the very first things I did was head to the hills to see The Hollywood Sign. This is a tradition that has gone on since that captivating icon first appeared over Tinseltown in 1923. With it’s enduring popularity, has this important part of Hollywood history now become […]
Since the late 1960’s, some of the most dynamic music to command the world’s attention, has been created in a small Alabama town that is nestled along the Tennessee River, in the foreground of some colorful and beautiful rolling hills. Welcome to Muscle Shoals. A strange name for sure, but Aretha Franklin’s career received a […]