1000 site views and counting!!!! 🙂

I just checked my blog stats and discovered that as of today there have been 1,000 visits to this blog site (plus)! That is very cool!

I understand what people mean now when they talk about “blog stats” addiction. This is better than chocolate, you know?

 

Thanks, guys! You made my day!!

 

O.k., now on to business:-)………………

 

We have a zillion connections to make, but let’s start with one of the most unlikely, playwright Tennessee Williams.

 

So what is Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen’s connection to Tennessee Williams?

 

This sounds hard, but if you think about it, it’s kind of an easy one.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Williams

 

Playwright Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams III, wrote a number of classics,  including “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Glass Menagerie.” 

 

In addition he wrote another classic, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1955.

In 1958 it was made into a movie, which starred actress Elizabeth Taylor (1)

See…

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051459/

  

Taylor was once married to hotel magnate Conrad Hilton’s son, Conrad Jr. (Nicky) Hilton (2),

whose grandnieces are socialites Nicky Hilton (named after him) and Paris Hilton (3).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Hilton,_Jr.

Paris has been a guest at parties aboard Paul’s yacht Octopus, including the 2005 Cannes Film Festival party.

 

 

Another connection to Paul Allen, with a detour through Kevin Bacon…..

 

 

Tennessee Williams wrote “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”

Starring Elizabeth Taylor

Who starred with Elizabeth Perkins in the 1994 movie, “The Flinstones”

Perkins starred in “He Said, She Said” with none other than Kevin Bacon.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102011/

Jason Hunke , a Senior Director of Marketing and Publicity for Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions, used to do publicity work for various Paramount Pictures films, including, “He Said, She Said.”

http://www.vulcanproductions.com/TemplateAboutUs.aspx?contentId=58

 

And here is yet another connection that includes Scarlett Johansson….. 

Williams also wrote “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Starring Marlon Brando  

Who was “Vito Corleone” in “The Godfather”, directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Who has reportedly been a guest at Paul Allen’s parties.

Coppola’s daughter, Sofia Coppola

Won an Academy Award for writing “Lost in Translation” 

Which starred

 

Scarlett Johansson

Of the Perfect Score….

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 More connections to follow…stay tuned:-)

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