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Gladstone is considered an international expert on indigenous cultures and the meaning of 2012. He is also co-producer of the highly-acclaimed film, TAPPING THE SOURCE. As a literary agent, Mr. Gladstone has worked with some of the most respected and influential authors of our time, including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and Barbara Marx Hubbard.

 

 

THE POWER OF TWELVE RECENT POSTS


“The Doing Good Model” Book Release Party

06/29/2015   |   No Comments »

Shari Arison, Bill Gladstone SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015 The Yale Club,  NYC May 26, 2015 © A. De Vos Photo, Inc. Photo by Amber De Vos

Shari Arison, Bill Gladstone
SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015
The Yale Club, NYC
May 26, 2015
© A. De Vos Photo, Inc.
Photo by Amber De Vos

Bill Gladstone, Shari Arison SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015 The Yale Club,  NYC May 26, 2015 © A. De Vos Photo, Inc. Photo by Amber De Vos

Bill Gladstone, Shari Arison
SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015
The Yale Club, NYC
May 26, 2015
© A. De Vos Photo, Inc.
Photo by Amber De Vos

Atmosphere SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015 The Yale Club,  NYC May 26, 2015 © A. De Vos Photo, Inc. Photo by Amber De Vos

Atmosphere
SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015
The Yale Club, NYC
May 26, 2015
© A. De Vos Photo, Inc.
Photo by Amber De Vos

Bill Gladstone, Shari Arison SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015 The Yale Club,  NYC May 26, 2015 © A. De Vos Photo, Inc. Photo by Amber De Vos

Bill Gladstone, Shari Arison
SHARI ARISON The Doing Good Model Book Release Party 2015
The Yale Club, NYC
May 26, 2015
© A. De Vos Photo, Inc.
Photo by Amber De Vos

Memories of a Goddess: Bullfighting, Spain, and Rita Hayworth (Guest post by: Burton Moss)

06/18/2015   |   No Comments »

When I was 11 years old, in the 1940s, my dad  was a film editor at Fox Studios.  One dayunnamed-10 he took me to a cast and crew screening of “Blood and Sand”.  This was a classic and romantic film of a young matador (Tyron Power) who goes to Sevilla to seek fame and fortune, and at the peak of his success he is seduced by the most beautiful woman I had ever seen as a young boy.  I remember saying to my dad, “She has beautiful red hair, just like Mom.” I secretly fell in love with her and thought to myself, “One day I will marry her and become a famous Bullfighter” (even though I knew nothing about bullfighting at the time).

I did not end up marrying Rita, but bullfighting did come back into play in my romantic life.  Years later, my dad introduced me to Anthony Quinn (Tony), who was one of the stars of the film and also good friends with my dad.  From then on Tony became a friend and came in and out of my life until he passed away.  He even introduced me to my first wife, actress Ruth Roman (best known for her role in  “Strangers on a Train”) at a bullfight in Tijuana in 1956.

But let’s get back to Rita:  In 1947, when I was 17 years old and working as a bus boy at the commissary at  20th Century Fox studios, in walked Rita Hayworth with Daryl F. Zanuck (the head of the studio).  I froze and said to myself, “Finally, there’s Rita!  I have waited all these years to meet her.  What should I do?  Do I tell her that I had dreamed about marrying her when I grew up?”  Then, the headwaiter threw a wet towel that hit me and he said, “Budd, wake up and go and clean table number 12 right away!”  For the moment, my quest to meet Rita was over.

It wasn’t until I became an agent, in the 1960s, that I met Rita socially and told her about my childhood dreams.  I later became her agent and one day Ed Feldman, the head of Warner Brothers Studios, called me and said he had a script called “Il Bastardi”.  He explained that it would be made in Spain and that Joan Crawford was going to take the role, but that there were creative problems so they needed to replace her.  He wanted to know if Rita would be interested in the role.   

Rita and I in Toledo, Spain on her birthday (October 17th, 1967).  The studio gave her the day off and Rita and I got to spend her 50th birthday together.  It is one of my greatest memories.

Rita and I in Toledo, Spain on her birthday (October 17th, 1967). The studio gave her the day off and Rita and I got to spend her 50th birthday together. It is one of my greatest memories.

Within days, Rita read the script and thought she would enjoy playing the villain in the film.  So a few weeks later, in October of 1967, we went to Madrid for three weeks to make the film.  To make a deal happen so quickly for Rita was a dream come true.  It was my most exciting adventure as a young agent.   

THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD LIVES ON

05/04/2015   |   No Comments »

Gayle and I were the guests of Hollywood superstar agent Budd Burton Moss, and his lovely wife Carolyn, at the 100th anniversary dinner for Anthony Quinn, hosted by Katherine (Mrs. Anthony) Quinn, held at the lavish and tasteful Greenacres estate of Billionaire Ron Burkle in Beverly Hills.  The  gala was to support the Anthony Quinn Foundation, which provides scholarships for high school students wishing to pursue acting, writing, painting and other artistic careers.  Anthony Quinn was not just a great actor, but a great artist himself.  One of the special gifts given to each attendee was a coaster with an image painted by the great actor himself.

(From left to right) : Jasmine Coussinat (mother of Arianna Gardiner); Arianna Gardiner, one of the 2014 Scholarship Recipients; Katherine (Mrs. Anthony Quinn); actor Edward James Olmos; actress Bo Derek; actress/attorney Denise Grayson; Larry King; and actor Robert Forster

(From left to right) : Jasmine Coussinat (mother of Arianna Gardiner); Arianna Gardiner, one of the 2014 Scholarship Recipients; Katherine (Mrs. Anthony) Quinn; actor Edward James Olmos; actress Bo Derek; actress/attorney Denise Grayson; Larry King; and actor Robert Forster

Derek

Most readers will remember Anthony Quinn for his role as Zorba in “Zorba The Greek”, the heavyweight in “Requiem for a Heavyweight”, or the emotionally troubled strong man in “La Strada”.  Anthony Quinn was a man’s man and one of the truly larger than life figures from the Golden Age of Hollywood.  In attendance were many super stars including Robert Forster (with his partner Denise) who starred with Quinn, Bo Derek the perfect “TEN” (who also starred with Quinn), Edward James Olmos, and host for the evening the impeccable Larry King.  Larry shared some wonderful stories that revealed both the humanitarian warmth and strength of Anthony Quinn.

Gayle and I were seated with Anthony’s youngest daughter Antonia Quinn.  She is just graduating from college this May and will be pursuing her own creative dreams in the world of film.  She is likely to have a wonderful career, and Budd already has a project for her that is in development for the CW channel.  The golden age of Hollywood will live on in her blood.

Budd is writing a book about and titled “Hollywood”.  He will tell stories about Rita Hayworth, Jack Valenti, President and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, and former aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Sidney Poitier among many other actors, including Budd’s client Tom Bosley (Happy Days Star from the Golden Age of Hollywood).  Through his book, his stories of the Golden Age of Hollywood will survive for future generations to enjoy.  And lucky for us, for a night Gayle and I were part of that Golden Age.