August 19 to 21, 2021
Hunt Valley Delta Marriot, Hunt Valley, Maryland
TONY DOW and JERRY MATHERS
The Cleavers were the idealic 1950's "All-American Family" in the classic family sitcom, Leave it to Beaver. Parents Ward and June, and older brother Wally, attempted to keep Theodore ("the Beaver") out of trouble. However, Beaver continued to end up in one kind of jam or another. We are pleased to bring both Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers to the Baltimore region for three days this August. Here is your chance to meet them personally, and get their autograph. Tell your friends!
This stunning former model became best known for her screen performances playing a sinister femme fatale. In doing so, she has achieved minor cult status and has quite a loyal fanbase. The tall and tanned Carrera first cropped up in minor roles taking advantage of her exotic features in The Master Gunfighter (1975), Embryo (1976) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977). She played Clay Basket in the television miniseries Centennial (1978), and Lucia Flavius Silva's mistress in the miniseries Masada (1981). But who can forget her role as assassin Fatima Blush, the Bond girl opposite Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again (1983)?
Possessing his father's durable good looks, vigor and charm, the handsome second son of John Wayne had huge boots to fill in trying to escape his legendary father's shadow. But attempt he did and achieved stardom quite admirably, making over 40 films in his career -- nine of them with his dad. From Rio Grande (1950) to Mister Roberts (1955), he appeared in numerous classics. Many remember him as the titular hero braving Ray Harryhausen's monsters and saving Tyrone Power's daughter Taryn in the popular matinée fantasy Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977).
Maxwell Caulfield was chosen from among thousands of applicants to appear as Michael Carrington in the sequel of the century. Both he and his co-star, a fresh-faced young newcomer named Michelle Pfeiffer, were hailed as "The Next Overnight Sensations" and Grease 2 (1982). He followed this with a first-rate performance in the gritty and disturbing The Boys Next Door (1985). Caulfield became a television icon with his portrayal of bad boy Miles Colby Dynasty (1981) and later The Colbys (1985).
LOUIS GOSSETT, JR.
We are excited to announce Louis Gossett, Jr., is coming to the conevntion, a man who really needs no introduction.
Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most beloved actors on stage, screen and television and is also an accomplished writer, producer and director. Off-screen he is a social activist, educator and author dedicated to enriching the lives of others. Gossett was the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his unforgettable performance as drill Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman. (1982).
Juliet Mills is known to cowboy fans for her role opposite James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara in the western film The Rare Breed (1966). She made guest appearances on television in the seventies as a recurring guest star on The Love Boat (1977), Wonder Woman (1975) and Fantasy Island (1977). But it was her charming Mary Poppins-styled-role on the weekly television series, Nanny and the Professor, that made her household name... then reprising a similar role as Tabitha, the witch, on the daytime soap opera, Passions.
It would not be a Nostalgia Convention if we did not roll out the red carpet to bring you a screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
She made her film debut in the Technicolor comedy picture Bring Your Smile Along (1955) by Blake Edwards before earning recognition for her roles in John Ford's civil war film The Horse Soldiers (1959) and western Sergeant Rutledge (1960). She later appeared in two roles in Samuel Fuller's hard-edged experimental thrillers Shock Corridor (1963) and The Naked Kiss (1964).
For a while, she held the record as the youngest nominee for an Oscar, a Best Supporting Actress for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), at the of age ten. (She lost to Patty Duke for The Miracle Worker (1962). Awards nominations aside, Mary Badham's performance in To Kill a Mockingbird is regarded today as cinematic perfection. So it seems fitting we bring a screen legend to the convention and remember to bring your DVD of the movie to the show so she will autograph it for you!
JO ANN HARRIS
Jo Ann Harris is one of those actresses you see on television every week. From Adam-12, Gunsmoke, The High Chaparral, to The Virginian, The Mod Squad, Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat to Laverne & Shirley, she was on them all. Her list of movies include The Parallax View (1974), and as the sexy vamp who seduces Clint Eastwood in the haunting and dreamy, The Beguiled (1971). Her voice acting work includes the voice of Tina in the 1973 Hanna-Barbera animated series Goober and the Ghost Chasers, the animated film Oliver & Company (1988), and various episodic characters in The Simpsons.
He first starred in small roles in TV series like Fantasy Island (1977) and The Love Boat(1976), before being offered the character of Jeff in Dynasty (1981) and its spin-off The Colbys (1985). James then went from primetime soap operas to daytime soap operas with As the World Turns and the equally successful All My Children.
PAMELA SUE MARTIN
She was already 19 when she played a major role in The Poseidon Adventure (1972), but her casting as Nancy Drew five years later for the weekly television series made her something of a teen idol. After solving a number of mysteries alongside the Hardy Boys, the actress went on to play the feisty and spoiled heiress Fallon Carrington Colby on the nighttime soap opera Dynasty from its debut in 1981 through to the end of the fourth season in 1984. The series recast the role with actress Emma Samms at the end of the fifth season in 1985. Here is your chance to meet Nancy Drew in person and get her autograph!
When Parker Stevenson was five years old his mother, who acted in numerous television commercials, took him to a filming session. This resulted in two small television appearances. Years later, he made guest appearances on Gunsmoke and The Streets of San Francisco before signing up to play Frank Hardy as half the investigating duo on the weekly television series, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. Since then Parker has been a regular on Melrose Place, Baywatch, and Falcon Crest.
You remember her as the teenaged orphan, Catherine "Cissy" Davis, on the popular television sitcom, Family Affair. Before that, she was cast by Cecil B. DeMille in the film The Ten Commandments (1956). She later provided the voice of Firestar in the animated television series Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (1981–83). Kathy is also an accomplished author of three books, one focusing on television child stars.
Perhaps the most famous scene in the history of cinema, the iconic shower stabbing in Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1960) is has become subject of controversy as Janet Leigh insisted she was the only person in the shower. Marli Renfro, however, shares the credit. Unperturbed by working nude, Renfro was hired as Janet Leigh's body double -- and she can prove it. But we will let her tell the story as we give you the opportunity to meet the woman who was stabbed in the shower in Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1960).
In 1990, Stephen Rebello won international acclaim for his book-length study Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, which has been translated into international editions in France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Italy, Portugal, China, Korea, and Japan. His latest book, Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, is a treasure trove of insider information regarding the book and movie that starred Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward and Lee Grant.
BUDD BURTON MOSS
Budd Burton Moss was born in the shadows of Hollywood Boulevard in September 1930. His father, Louis B. Moss, was a film editor at 20th Century Fox and his uncle, Sam Zimbalist, was a well-known producer at MGM, famous for the films Boom Town, Tortilla Flats, 30 Seconds Over Toyko, Mogambo, King Solomon's Mines and Ben Hur. With family connections like those, Budd was destined to be in showbiz. In 2012, Moss wrote his memoirs, And All I Got Was Ten Percent, which is a fascianting read.
Jim Rosin played supporting roles in numerous popular series such as Mike Hammer, T.J. Hooker, Quincy M.E., General Hospital, The Powers of Matthew Star, Adam-12, Mannix and Edge of Night, among others. Jim also wrote stories and scripts for Quincy, M.E.
In recent times, Jim took his love for classic television and authored a number of books on such programs as Route 66, Naked City, Wagon Train, Peyton Place, The Invaders and The Streets of San Francisco. Jim will be at the event to sign copies of his books.