Edward Herrmann Passes Away at 71

January 2, 2015 8 comments

herrmannI’m at an utter loss to express my sadness over the passing of Edward Herrmann. I’d taken then week off, and the first time I came back online this morning I see this…

I only spoke to him a few times by phone and email during the writing of the book, but it was enough for me to say that he was probably the most intelligent, best-educated person I’ve ever spoken with. Yet these attributes were clothed in a humor and humility that utterly charmed.

When he agreed to write the forward to The Gilmore Girls Companion, I was less excited by the prospect of having one of the fine actors involved in that program introducing the book than by being able to read the man’s recollections of Gilmore Girls in his own words. As it turned out he wrote as he spoke – really like Richard Gilmore spoke – eloquently.

I will be publishing one of my longer interviews with him in full here next week (once I locate it) so that you all can get a better idea of what I mean.

You were a man among men, Mr. Herrmann. And you were loved.



Gilmore Girls Companion Now in Hardback

December 2, 2014 4 comments

hardbackNot sure when this actually began shipping, but there is now a hardcover version of the book. (It’s a lot more…mustard than the paperback if this photo is anything to go by.)

Among other things it contains a few paragraphs that were missing from the first edition (one of my most embarrassing mistakes), and a correction to a piece of history I would’ve known on any other day (scratch that – THAT was my most embarrassing moment). The hardcover is going for about $10 more than the paperback on Amazon.

I know my publisher would love for me to try to hard sell you all – “just in time for the holidays, gang!” But anyone who’s followed the creation of this book knows that I just want to talk Gilmore. If you want to read the inside story of how Gilmore Girls was produced based on more than 40 interviews, it’s all here. But whether or not you get the book, if you still love a little place called Stars Hollow, you’re A-OK with me 🙂

Lauren, Alexis & Amy to Reunite :-)

November 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Now if only some kind soul records and posts this, we’ll have a nice little holiday after all.

The show’s stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, along with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, will reunite for a panel at the annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas next year, Variety reports.

“‘Gilmore’ was the highlight of my ridiculous life,” Sherman-Palladino said in a statement. “I can’t wait to sit with these unbelievable broads and relive a time where sleep did not exist, where stress and coffee were mama’s little helpers, and where we all dove into the deep end together to make something weird and very, very cool.”

[From NY Daily News]

Gilmore Girls Episodes Online

October 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi gang. Yes, I know, it’s been a very long time since I posted anything here. I’ve always been a horrible blogger so no surprises there then. But there were two quick things I wanted to call your attention to while I’m thinking about it.

Netflix. First off, for those of you in the states who haven’t already discovered this, Netflix is now streaming every episode of Gilmore Girls starting this month – an excellent way to get that friend who’s always saying they’re going to give the show a try to actually do it.

WatchGilmoreGirlsOnline.com. Yeah I know, sounds a little hinky. But the fellow behind this site dropped me a line recently and I checked it out – he’s basically giving you an easy way to view individual episodes through Amazon Prime, which of course is an entirely legitimate service. I like the fact that he links to the episodes on the same page he has the episode guide, so if there’s a certain show you wanted to rewatch it’s easy to locate.

So glad to see Gilmore Girls still going strong after all these years – I never ever want to leave that little corner of the world 🙂

All the best,

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A Paper Stars Hollow

June 27, 2013 Leave a comment

paper_kimsOK, it’s been a hell of a long time since I posted here – life has taken me in many different directions since the publication of “The Gilmore Girls Companion.”

But when I came across this today, I knew I had to share it with you. (And there will be a chorus of you who will say “Duh, we’ve known about this for a while” 😉

Brazlian artist Bruna Salvador Conforto recreated key locations in Stars Hollow…from paper! Check out more photos here. Beautiful.

Paul Anka, Meet Paul Anka

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Adore this photo given to me by someone who helped me out a great deal during the writing of “The Gilmore Girls Companion.” I thought I lost it shortly before we moved a few months back, but I recently found it again and thought I would share. Just one of those little touches that made “Gilmore Girls” so great.

‘Gilmore’s’ Patty Malcolm on Facebook

July 11, 2011 3 comments

Hi all. Just wanted to take a minute to tell you that Patty Malcolm, who was Lauren Graham’s stand-in for most of Gilmore Girls, finally has a Facebook Page up.

Those who’ve read The Gilmore Girls Companion already will know that not only was Patty’s role in the show very involved, but also that her story is one of the more intriguing ones from behind the scenes.

It’s not often that you have the opportunity to see an actor at the start of their career; it’s rarer still that you see them making the jump from stand-in to being a more traditional actor. I believe this Facebook page offers us a window into both. (There was a great deal that was going on in Patty’s career at the time that I was finishing up the book; I remember actually having to rewrite the end because of a career decision that she made.)

For those who are interested in how Hollywood really works and how exactly an actor makes it in “the business,” I would suggest “Liking” Patty’s page and following her progress; I can’t think of a better way to really understand how it all comes together.