Ferreira Fest 106

Published October 2018.

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And once again the 20th of the month is here; as the cooler days approach we throw another great party at Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and his chosen charities. We have so much good stuff for everybody this month, so grab an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail and some sweet potato pie at our virtual bar and come on in!
 
 
CHARITIES NEWS

Ability Online
 

 
Research has shown that young people who belong to strong social networks experience higher levels of confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. But social networks for people with disabilities may include fewer than 20 contacts, while people without a disability have networks of around 150 people.

At Ability Online we safely connect young people with disabilities to each other and the world around them! And we've been doing this incident free for 28 years!

Help us reach our goal of having at least 100 people each donate $100 by end of day on Tuesday November 27th, 2018.

Please note: we realize $100 may be a lot for one person, so any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated.



A highly original way to raise funds for Ability Online! There are two dates to choose from (or two days to indulge!): November 15th & 22nd - tickets are on sale now! It goes without saying that this is an adults-only event... and you might want to appoint your designated driver now!

There are several new posts on the Ability Online blog - check them out!

Ability Gives - Dominic

Ability Gives directly supports one child with special needs per campaign. Meet the current recipient, Dominic.
 
Dominic is a 5 year old boy born with multiple heart defects and at about 2 years old his parents discovered Dominic had significant hearing loss in both ears.

Since Dominic isn’t a candidate for surgery the family will need to now return his rental and purchase a new BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) .

Since Dominic’s speech is very delayed this new BAHA (with newer technology) will help him get caught up in his speech for everyday communication and will also help him start school this Fall.

This hearing aid is extremely expensive, but will open a whole world up for Dominic! Your support in giving him the gift of hearing is greatly appreciated!
 
You can always donate to the general fund for Ability Online, where the money will be used for the most urgent needs. Please click on the logo below.
 
 
 
 
 
Project Limelight

Project Limelight is moving to new facilities! To help clean out the closets and raise necessary funds they held a big Moving Sale a week ago on Saturday October 13, for props and costumes and other memorabilia.

Project Limelight is a non-profit performing arts program in East Vancouver offering residents ages 8 to 15 years old of the Downtown Eastside, Strathcona and Mount Pleasant programming at no cost. Project Limelight provides youth with a safe place to build an artistic community alongside professional actors, directors, dancers, singers, costume designers, filmmakers and musicians. As part of their commitment to the community, nutritious meals and snacks are provided to every child at each workshop and rehearsal.

Please help them make the transition to their new home and donate what you can by clicking on the logo below. Every penny helps!
 

 


 
 
Haven Toronto

Every year, billions of dollars of food produced in North America alone goes to waste. The numbers boggle the mind. And it's so easy to cut down on food waste, while millions of people go hungry or experience food insecurity every day.

Haven Toronto, a daytime shelter for elder homeless men, has posted an article of 39+ Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste. Check it out, and see what you can do to cut down this terrible statistic.

Next, check out the most recent monthly newsletter! Click on the thumbnail to read it online.


Do you ever find yourself wondering what exactly happens with the money that you give to a charity?
 
At Haven Toronto's Shop & Share website you have full control over what your donation buys: simply make your selection online, pay for the goods, and without any further effort on your part, those goods will go directly to elder homeless men in need. It couldn't be any easier!
 
To donate to the Haven Toronto general fund, please click on the logo below. It's easy and secure. Please note that the link leads to our own donations page which bears the former name of the organization - The Good Neighbours' Club - but your money will still go to Haven Toronto.
 
 
 
 
 
The Children's Aid Foundation of Canada

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair is widely recognized as one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated black-tie galas. Revenue generated from the event is used to support the most pressing needs of vulnerable children in our community. The gala is sold out but you can still donate.

Read the online newsletter The Buzz.

To make a donation to the general fund and help children in foster care get much needed support and a chance at a running start in life please click on the logo below. Our special donations page is easy to use and secure.
 

 
 

 
 
THE UNDERTAKER'S SON
 
Louis' latest movie with the Affolter Brothers The Undertaker's Son will be having its 1st Vancouver screening since last year’s Crazy 8s Films gala this Sunday, October 21 at 6pm at The Rio Theatre as part of East Van Showcase, East Vancouver's Film Festival! Come out to see the film if you happen to be in the neighborhood! The movie also stars our friend Karyn Mott - scroll down to the Friends News section to read about her latest endeavors.
 
 
 
 
 
BAD BLOOD
 
Louis' new series Bad Blood airs on Thursdays 8/7c on CityTV in Canada. Louis plays mobster boss Domenic Cosoleto in the gritty series about a Canadian drug cartel.

According to series star Kim Coates the show will air outside Canada later this year so stay tuned for news!

An interview with Kim Coates mentions Louis. Read it here.

Follow Bad Blood on Twitter at @BadBloodSeries!
There are several short clips of the first episode of season 2 in the feed that include Louis so be sure to scroll through the posts to about early September.


 
Important Bad Blood links:

 
 
SCREENCAPS
 
This month we have 278 screen caps of the first Bad Blood episode of Season 2 Who Are You?, featuring Louis as mobster Domenic Cosoleto.
 


Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/34354
 

 
 
THE NEW READING SERIES: MR. MUGS - PEEK IN PLEASE


 
The third monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs - Peek In Please by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor.

Louis credits the Mr. Mugs books series with helping him to learn English at a very young age. The Mr. Mugs books have been out of print for many years but occasionally you can find them on eBay, Amazon Marketplace or various other antique book dealers.
 
You can listen to the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
Here is this month's chapter.

Listen to the sound clip here:


 
 
Chapter 10: Happy Birthday

 
 
Happy Birthday
 
   "Mommy! Daddy! Here's Cathy!"
said Pat.
 
   "Happy Birthday, Pat," said Cathy.
   "My little sister can't come.
     This is Mary's surprise for you.
     And here's my surprise!"
 
   "Oh, thank you," said Pat.
   "Come on in."
 
"Look, Pat.
  Here's a surprise," said Mark.
 
 
 
 
 
 
"A surprise for me?" said Pat.
"Let me see what it is, Mark.
  Is it something funny?"
 
"You'll see," said Mark
 
 
"Look out!
  Here it comes!"
 
 
 
 
 
 
"What a surprise!" said Pat.
"It's a good joke on me!"
 
 
 
 
 
"Here's my surprise for you, Pat.
  See what it is." said Daddy.
 
"Oh Daddy! A hockey suit!
  I like it!
  Thank you, Daddy!"
 
"Try it on," said Grandma.
"Let's see it on you!"
 
 
 
 
 
"Let's sing Happy Birthday.
  Come on. Sing and be happy."
said Grandma.
 
"Happy Birthday to you,
  Happy Birthday to you.
  Happy Birthday dear Pat,
  Happy Birthday to you."

 
... to be continued next month!
 
 
 
 
FRIENDS NEWS
 
Alaina Huffman
 
Alaina did a short film called Vagabond some time ago, and the trailer is now available - you can watch it right here!
 
Alaina plays Nora in this creepy little movie about the things (and people) we bury in a relationship.

 
 
 
Karyn Mott
 
Karyn writes:

Happy October to all you beautiful souls out there! Special Thanks for always allowing me the opportunity to share what I am working on with you.

Last time I wrote, I shared about my experience on the set of Unspeakable - a new CBC/ Sundance show that will air in the upcoming months. It was an amazing experience.
 
It taught me a lot about trust within myself, about letting go of my expectations around the performance. I remember feeling nervous about some of the scenes but the magic of it all was when we started to film them the work I had done to prepare was inside of me, viscerally, and I was able to just be present with my scene partners and the thoughts and emotions of Lisa.
 
These last few months were busy for auditions for me, but I didn’t work. Such is the life of an actor: sometimes it's feast and sometimes famine, which is just something you learn to roll with in this profession.
 
You have to, or you’ll never last. It provided an opportunity to really develop my craft and to continue the work when no one else was looking. It’s the discipline I’m finding so important as an actor: if I’m not constantly learning and watching and developing my instrument when the time comes it won’t be as finely tuned as it could be.
 
I absolutely loved every moment of it… yes, I would like to spend all my time on set or in performance, but when I am not I have just as much inspiration and excitement for the work.
 
 
 
Starting on Monday things will get really busy again for me. I am one lucky young woman! I auditioned for a musical a while back and landed the role of Jo March in Little Women - a role I have wanted to play since I was a little girl reading the books. I haven’t had the opportunity to do theatre in a few years now and this was an opportunity I could not miss. Getting back into the daily practice of singing has filled my soul in ways that nothing else can. The contract runs for 2 and a half months out on Vancouver Island and I am excited, prepared and dedicated to the process.
 
What’s crazy about the next few months… remember when I talked about the feast and famine of an actor working? Well, last year I filmed a movie called Heaven, based on the V.C. Lewis book trilogy, and about two weeks ago my agent got the call saying that between the middle of November and the end of February they would be filming the next two books. I have been cast in both of them. So on days off from the musical I will be coming back to Vancouver to film these next two books. Once the show closes I will be back in Vancouver and will continue to film.
 
These next few months are going to be about stamina and really taking care of my instrument and myself.
 
 
It will be about being able to fully embrace each of these two characters; it will be about breathing and trusting. It will be about living one day at a time.

I can’t believe the life I get to live and the job I get to play at, I feel like I do a lot of work but I also feel like I never work a day in my life because I love what I do.

Wishing you all a wonderful month and I will be sure to write an update in the next newsletter.

Much Love

Karyn
 
 
 
 
The Affolter Brothers
 
Heath has a writing credit for an episode in the upcoming season of Travelers (Episode 3.10). Congrats Heath!

Since it’s Saturday Morning Eve, why not check out Heath and Jon Affolter on the hilarious podcast Saturday Morning Cartoon Crunch!
 
Soggy Flakes VS Frosted Flakes: A Stop Motion Adventure on SMCC

Watch the video right here!
 

 
 
 
 
Justin Breault
 
Justin writes:
"Got to do a very small actor role on The 100 and, even though it was non-
speaking, it was kinda fun.
VERY nice people all around on this show."
 
 
 
 
Amanda Alexander
 
Amanda's new series A Million Little Things is currently airing on  Wednesday nights at 10/9c on ABC.

You can watch full episodes on the official website.
 
"They say friendship isn't one big thing, it's a million little things; and that's true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves."
 
 
 
 
 
Mika McKinnon
 
Mika has a new article at Wired Magazine:
The race is on to find killer asteroids before it's too late

Mika is participating in Inktober, an online art project. Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. View Mika's entries on her Twitter feed at @mikamckinnon. Her October 1 entry is below.
 

 
 
 
Troy Mundle
 
Anticipation Alert!!

Troy has a few exciting gigs coming up! We can't talk about them quite yet but stand by for an announcement soon.

 

 
 
Dennis Heaton
 
There's a great new interview with Dennis at YVRscreenscene: "What goes on in a TV writers' room? Dennis Heaton answers our burning questions"

A useful quote from the interview:
Heaton has one additional piece of advice for emerging writers and producers – and it’s a big one. “Don’t drink too much at the social events,” he says.

And here's Dennis with a really really hot MOTIVE script...
 
 
 
 
Patrick Gilmore
 
 
 
Patrick has snagged a UBCP/ ACTRA nomination for Best Actor! Congrats, Patrick! We'll keep our fingers crossed for you!
 
 
In other news, Season 4 of You Me Her started shooting on October 15th. Patrick is on board again, as is our friend Jen Spence.
 
 
Here's Patrick at a recent photo session, sporting a sunny Hawaiian shirt. Throwback to those summer days!


As far as this little Magnolia Warbler is concerned, Patrick has already won the   
award.
 

 
 
 
 
FYA - Fulfilling Young Artists

The deadline to apply for the free mentorship program for Vancouver-based actors (+-18 to 25yrs old) was yesterday, so they will be launching the next season of FYA this week! Best wishes to all the new young talented actors!
 
And just in time for the new cohort FYA has a new profile pic:

 
“Pursue fulfillment, not just employment.” - FYA
 
 
 
 
David Dingess
 
David is composing music for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The show premiers on November 7 at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Milledgeville, Georgia. Get your tickets online at GCSU Tickets!
 
 
 
 
Jeff Cathrow
 
In lieu of two more Breaking Bad art photos Jeff wrote about his dad this month. Please scroll down to the rubric "In Memory of Our Loved Ones".
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Spence
  
We caught up with Jen at Dragon Con in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend, and Jen was kind enough to record a brief greeting for all Ferreira Fest readers. Here we go!

 
 
Here is one more Dragon Con pic of Jen Spence and Peter Kelamis with a Rumpelstiltskin lookalike!


 
 
 
Ingrid Rogers
 
Ingrid was just cast in a new movie! In Urgent Care, a man takes his battered girlfriend (Rogers) to an urgent care facility, where her injury is avenged by a mysterious female vigilante.
 
Read the announcement at Broadwayworld.com. Congrats, Ingrid!!
 
 
 
 
Rob Munic
 
Ingrid's husband also has a new gig - as executive producer of the series Tales. The show will air on BET. Stay tuned for more details!

Logline: Tales is a scripted anthology series of song stories weaving classic and current hip-hop songs into visually stunning narratives.
 
 
 
 
Peter Kelamis
 
Peter has been cast in Jahr Null, episode 10   of season 3 of The Man in the High Castle. The dystopian series airs on Amazon.
 
And here's Peter, a consummate stand-up comedian, getting ready for the closing night performance of the IG Comedy Tour.
 

 
 
 
 
Bradley Stryker
 
Bradley's full-length horror thriller feature film Land of Smiles is now available on Super Channel TV!

 
Check out Bradley's Page for new and updated professional listings for his current shows El Recluso, Chesapeake Shores and Lost In Space.
 
Lost In Space Logline:
After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fight against all odds to survive and escape, but they're surrounded by hidden dangers.
 
 
Bradley's recent script for Momma Bird was announced as the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards winner in the Horror Film category! Congrats, Bradley!!
 



 
 
HEALING BODY ART
 
Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations with Ferreira Fest. Please visit her website for lots more photos and fascinating facts and information about this ancient artform. And if you find yourself in Vancouver - visit her studio and treat yourself to some Healing Body Art made just for you.

This month Nicole writes:
 
Here is a collection of pics from a harvest festival I did on Saturday. It was a fundraiser for the elementary school. The children could pick from some basic designs I had displayed or they could have an artist's choice surprise. Guess what most of them picked? A surprise. I love doing artist's choice because I can be free to draw as I feel.
 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVED ONES
 
Jeff Cathrow's dad recently passed away peacefully near his Moraga, California home after suffering a fall in his kitchen and subsequent bout of pneumonia while hospitalized. Herewith are some highlights of his life story as told to Ferreira Fest by Jeff:

Morton Cathro, 94 b. Oakland, CA 3 February 1924 --- d. Moraga, CA 29 September 2018
 

Mort and his red car, April, 2007

My newspaperman dad had a long, wonderful life. He was always devoted to us; his family, as well as his work. His story is a true journalistic rags-to-riches story but now he has sadly reached the final chapter.


Mort and his wife's gift (Paperboy Winery Chardonnay), 90th birthday celebration, Moraga, CA Feb. 2014
From humble beginnings - a boy selling newspapers on an Oakland street corner with his older brother, Don - and writing a weekly sports column for his high school newspaper - Mort joined the editorial staff of the Oakland Tribune upon graduation in June, 1941. Less than a a year after he started as a $16 a week copy boy expediting editorial errands his work caught the eye of the city editor who promoted him to reporter on the busy Richmond beat at the age of 18.
 
Soon he found himself covering major WWII-era news stories ranging from the Port Chicago munitions depot disaster, Liberty ship launchings and the unveiling of the Navy's secret weapon, the swift attack vessel
known as the PT boat, to shakedown cruises of warships and a stranded passenger train ("City of San Francisco") snowbound in the Sierras.

At the end of the war, my dad took his very first flight in a Navy blimp hovering over the Golden Gate Bridge. From this lofty perch, Mort and Tribune photographer Lonnie Wilson witnessed the historic return of Admiral "Bull" Halsey's Fifth Fleet triumphantly sailing through the Golden Gate just days after the 1945 surrender ceremonies had taken place in Tokyo Bay. Little did he know at the time that this was only the first of a countless number of flights that he would take throughout his long career just begun.

Over the next four decades my dad rose through the ranks at the Tribune. From reporter to rewrite man, then feature writer, picture editor, Sunday editor, finally to become the paper's first globe-trotting travel editor and columnist in 1952. It was the beginning of the age of modern travel in which his twice weekly column, Travelin' Light was born. Mort combined his love of music, art and history with a keen eye for offbeat, human-interest stories and he added a sensitivity and quiet humor to that which he wrote. Travelin' Light gained him a regular following of devoted armchair travelers and it was these brief, well-written essays for which Morton Cathro was best known.

As the Jet Age took off in 1958 Cathro took off with it. Assigned to cover travel full-time, he made scores of inaugural flights over the next twenty years to exotic world capitals and remote villages, from Paris to Pago Pago and beyond. Mort flew over one million miles to six continents and Travelin' Light became one of the longest running travel columns in American newspapers.

His work also won him widespread acclaim and three major travel-writing awards from the Pacific Area Travel Association, Trans World Airlines (TWA) and the Pacific Cruise Conference. He also served on the Board of the Society of American Travel Writers in a number of different capacities throughout the latter part of his long career.
 
Paradoxically, he was not a born wanderer at heart. He was fond of quoting Samuel Johnson: "I should like to spend the whole of my life traveling if I had another life to spend at home."

However, besides many memorable family vacations close to home, our family life occasionally benefited or was further enriched by my dad's extensive travels.

Joking around with Dad, July, 2013
 

Jeff, Walt and Mort at Disneyland, May, 1966
 
When he was invited to cover the grand opening of Disneyland's "It's a Small World" attraction in the spring of 1966, I suddenly found myself sitting alongside my dad in Walt Disney's private jet flying down to Anaheim. The next day, we were guests at a press luncheon held for the event and we got to briefly meet Mr. Disney in the parking lot as he was leaving - quite a major thrill for a young lad like me at the time!
 
The exotic souvenirs that Mort brought home for us from all corners of the globe inspired me with wanderlust at an early age.

In 1971, I made my first journey to Hawaii with Mort aboard the SS President Wilson (one of the last steamships from the early era of cruise ship travel) and together we also cruised the Inside Passage to Alaska's Glacier Bay on the Royal Viking Sky in 1975. Decades later I began to follow his footsteps in a few of the far off lands he'd already traversed - but instead of only packing the pens and pocket notebooks he was never without - I opted to lug around my cameras and film as well. I snapped images around Europe, the Caribbean, Scotland and the South Pacific and began my own career, carving a niche in the art market via my style of photography first inspired by my globe-trotting dad.
 
My sister, Robin, was on the very first Boeing 747 flight from San Francisco to Honolulu with Dad in 1970. She enjoyed that inaugural flight experience so much she later returned, first going to school on Oahu and later working at a resort on Kauai. She also took flights and a cruise with Mort to Manzanillo and Acapulco a few years apart which were her first times traveling outside the US.
 
My late mother, Margaret (d. 1980) was not fond of travel but she did enjoy at least one trip with my dad during his career - the grand opening of John D. Rockefeller's Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965 (the world's most expensive hotel ever built at the time - $15 million). They had their first memorable Hawaiian experience together before leaving the tiny Kona Airport, too - as they happened to meet the Rockefeller family while taking the airport shuttle to the beachside resort a few miles away.

Mort checks out Jeff's laptop computer, April, 2012 visit to Moraga
My mom couldn't get over how sweet and down-to-earth they were and was thrilled to have had such a enjoyable chat with them on the little bus. That casual interlude may have been why Mort was later invited to another Rockefeller resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming two years later - and that time our whole family was able to enjoy the trip with him as well.
 

Jeff and Mort, Moraga, July 2013
Touring Scotland in the late 1970s, Mort managed to accomplish some genealogical research during the wee bits of spare time he had there. "Mr. Travelin' Light" was thus able to shed some light on our family history, too. He visited the Highlands potato farm where his own father, George (d. 1936) was born and raised as well as look up many Cathros in handwritten public registers dating back to 1690. He also learned that, up until 1849, many of our ancestors spelled our surname with a 'w' - why I have since spelled my last name a tad differently than my dad and others in our family.

My late Uncle Don (Mort's brother, d. 2002) always gave me a bit of a ribbing about this but it was important enough to me to warrant the minor restoration of sorts. Mort also discovered some previously unknown cousins and other family living in England, Australia and New Zealand; all whom he managed to track down and eventually visit during later trips.

Despite such perks and glamorous benefits of what would often be considered luxury travel, my dad was beyond reproach; adamant about not taking advantage of his position and maintaining his integrity.

Sunset Magazine frequently sought to employ him as one of their staff writers but despite temptingly large salary offers Mort simply turned them down he was so loyal and dedicated to "the Trib."
 
He married his second wife, Jean Moe Cathro, in October of 1987 and retired on New Year's Eve that year. Upon retirement from the Tribune he continued pounding out travel stories on his aging behemoth Royal typewriter to freelance (often under a pen name) to Sunset and other major metropolitan magazines and newspapers for years to follow. He also contributed articles to a college textbook and two anthologies before turning his focus towards other lifelong interests. He was an avid horse racing fan all of his adult life as well as an amateur astronomer and musician. Retirement thus enabled Mort to devote more time to his hobbies and putter around his sunny rose garden where he liked to sit and smoke an occasional cigar.

Jean and Mort in Napa, September, 2007

Mort Cathro organized and sang in a male barber shop quartet in the East Bay chapter of an organization (SPEBSQSA) that won first place in an international chorus competition in 1957 and was briefly a vocalist with the famed Russ Morgan Orchestra at the Claremont Hotel during the Big Band era. My dad was always very fond of classical music and when still a young reporter he almost changed careers. He was offered a chorus position with the San Francisco Opera Company by Director Kurt Herbert Adler but decided to stay with the newspaper business after realizing he'd have to learn a large number of arias in a very limited time. I still remember hearing Verdi and Puccini operas emanating from the shower at home, though - and Dad took me and my sister to many great performances at the San Francisco Opera as we grew up. However, Mort did join the Oakland Symphony Chorus from 1979-80 conducted by the late Calvin Simmons. My dad also played guitar, organ and piano which he did regularly almost up to the time of his passing.

An avid interest in astronomy led him to membership in the Eastbay Astronomical Society years before the Space Age blossomed. Dad and I often attended their stargazing parties with his telescope high on the slopes of Mount Diablo when I was a kid.

Horses and horse-racing were his favorite passions at heart, though, and Mort was once an active member of the American Quarter Horse Association when he coached my sister all the way to a junior equitation championship in in the California State Horsemen's Association 1970 annual event. He had bought Robin a horse for her 11th birthday and together they blazed local trails and won quite a few ribbons and trophies at Golden State horse shows over the following years. Mort loved horse racing - from the time he went to his first races at Golden Gate Fields as a teenager - to the time of his passing approximately seventy years later. When he wasn't jetting off to Bali, strolling the back streets of Salzburg or exploring Hong Kong he was usually outdoors, either tending to his rose bushes - or at the nearest race track.
 

Mort in his garden, 2007
He kept records of practically every race he saw - and could recall the winning horse's name and the jockey who rode him at the mere mention of the subject. Mort eagerly studied the horse's bloodlines, their trainers, jockeys, past performance and calculated the odds almost as a habit. If my dad hadn't been so doggone tall I swear he would have become a jockey himself had he not chosen his newspaper career instead. Besides attending races close to home he traveled across the globe to hear the glorious pounding of hooves upon freshly tilled turf and experience the excitement of the race right at the rail. From Golden Gate Fields, Tanforan, Bay Meadows, Del Mar, Santa Fe Downs, Keeneland, Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby), Santa Anita to Ascot (U.K.) and Champs de Mars (Paris) Mort was a dedicated follower. In the later years of his retirement he also wrote regularly for The Blood Horse Magazine, California Thoroughbred and the Daily Racing Form among others.

On his home telephone answering machine callers were often greeted with the melodious sounds of horse racing's trumpet "Call to the Post" accompanied by Mort in his most commanding voice, "The horses are at the gate! Leave a message, please!" just prior to the beep.

****

I'll always remember pleading with my dad to stay another day as we strolled down Disneyland's Main Street on the last day of our fun-filled 1966 jaunt together. Since we were already scheduled to catch our flight home (I had to be back in school the next day) he solemnly explained to me, "Son, all good things must come to an end, some time or another, that's just the way it is."

And so it is, I'm afraid, that so it is.


(How I wish Mort was still around so I could run this by him for a final edit)

---Jeff Cathrow

Rockport, Texas October 2018
 
 
 
 
ODDS & ENDS
 
   The LA Complex Reboot
 
Martin Gero's acclaimed series The LA Complex is getting a reboot! The sequel will revolve around a new crop of tenants who move into the Luxe hotel in the heart of Hollywood — a ragtag commune of twentysomethings all hustling to make it as actors, dancers, producers or comedians. Relationships rise and fall, beliefs and values are tested, as the drive to succeed pushes all characters to their breaking points.

Louis played Dean Pirelli, the estranged father of one of the main characters in Season 2 of the original series.
 

 
 
 
 
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