Mark AlbrechtSnackboy's Words of Wisdom
october 1999 guest
newsman - press agent - mentor - philanthropist
With wife Vada (left) and Foreman.
They don't grow 'em much better than Nebraska's own Barney Oldfield. He was a true Coast Connection pioneer--as Lincoln movie critic and Variety's first Nebraska correspondent way back in 1936. Some 60+ years of adventures have followed: as WWII's first paratrooper newsman and founder of the Berlin Press Club, press agent for Warner Bros & stars like Errol Flynn and Liz Taylor, lifelong friend with (and one-liner writer for) Ronald Reagan, mentor to a young boxer named George Foreman.
Barney's worked in 81 countries on all continents, witnessed history in the making and rubbed elbows with generals, movie stars and presidents. And through it all, he's never forgotten his roots... the hundreds of scholarships he and his wife have endowed at the University of Nebraska have helped thousands of young people follow their dreams.
Barney Oldfield was the guest of honor at the Nebraska Coast Connection Hollywood Salon, October 11, 1999 at CBS Television City, Hollywood, California.
So, you're tired of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Let's face it, it's not what you know, it's WHO you know, so why don't you come get to know us? The Hollywood Salon is movers and shakers, celebs and wanna-be celebs getting together over a beer and a memory of a faraway place.
We're not all Nebraskans - some of us just like to hang out with Nebraskans - but we're all part of the magic of Hollywood. Join us at 7:30 on the SECOND Monday of every month at the Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd. (@ Washington Blvd.) in Culver City, California 90232.
Just ten bucks Just TEN bucks...includes one drink and a raffle ticket for fabulous Nebraska prizes. (Ten bucks too much? volunteer some time to the NCC and get in free.) There is a fully stocked bar, with cocktails, draft beers and good wines. ĘThere is also a great restaurant at the hotel serving wonderful appetizers and full meals (you can eat early in the lobby/bar or bring your food up into the Salon conference room).
There's a VIP guest almost every month--check out the list of recent ones and see who you've been missing. You'll have a chance to share your news and needs in our Show and Tell. But the best part is all the friends you'll meet--old friends and new friends. Most of them will know where you come from. And all of them are bigwigs (or tomorrow's bigwigs) in Hollywood.