Well, I am back from my three-week tour of Southern California. As for movies, I got to see two of the dye-transfer Technicolor films at the Egyptian (The Carpetbaggers and The Red Shoes). There I met Jeff Joseph, and at the Red Shoes screening in the lobby I met Leonard Maltin, where I praised him for his Walt Disney Treasures sets. Then it was off to Facets of the Diamond. At the screening of "My Fair Lady" in 70mm, I met Gene Allen, whose autograph I got, Best Song winner Richard M. Sherman (and his wife Elizabeth), Dinah Ann Rogers, who played one of Higgins' maids (the blonde one in the bathroom scene), who was also in "Star," "Pete's Dragon," and the TV show "M*A*S*H", and John Alderson, who played Doolittle's mustachioed friend Jamie. Next week at the premiere of the exquisite 70mm print of The Sound of Music (no DVD or HDTV transfer could ever compare in my mind), I met and got autographs of Duane Chase, Deb Turner, Kym Karath, and ballroom extra Gary Armstrong. I also met Robert Wise, but I don't think he was well enough to sign autographs. It goes without saying that I envy you Left Coast residents to death!