I would like to give a shout out to Elizabeth Proenza, US Army retired and a big-time C&L fan, for making my stay at Tempe, Arizona a whole lot nicer than did the USC football team. My Alma mater lost on the gridiron, but Ms Proenza had arranged for me to give a seminar and a guest lecture at Arizona State University while I was in town and that (unlike the previous Saturday's game) was a most pleasant experience.
The students were appreciative and attentive and their professor was most complimentary about my book (Cagney & Lacey... and Me in case you forgot).
While this was going on Jacqueline Danson was finalizing plans for the upcoming British Film Institute salute to Cagney & Lacey (November 29 in London, England). As to the home front: things at MGM are a bit murkier than originally thought, but I hope to have some real news in early November about what might or might not be possible as a result of the survey to which so many of you responded.
Sharon has already departed for London and A Round Heeled Woman rehearsals, having completed her season's work on Burn Notice. The play opens, as most of you know, the week after next, and I will be flying in right after the Cal game in San Francisco to cheer her on for the October 18 opening night. Tyne Daly is also readying a new play, It Shoulda Been You, for a New Jersey outing about which our own Carole R. Smith will report later.
Have any of you been watching the fairly new USA series Suits? The well-dressed, good-looking leading man is Gabriel Macht... oldest son of Stephen Macht who played Cagney's love interest in our series. Give the show a try... it's pretty good. I am disappointed by most of the new shows I have seen so far but continue to love The Good Wife and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And I cheered at the Emmy's for the awards handed out to the folks on Friday Night Lights and Justified. All very good shows.
All for now... I will be reporting back to you in early November about what I have learned from MGM and on what transpired in London with the play.
Barney Rosenzweig Oct 5, 2011