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MARY STU'S TAVERN: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS ON THE INTERNET: 1998--2018

"Twenty years of this? How have I survived this long?"

HAPPY HALLOWEEN--THE START OF ANOTHER HOLIDAY SEASON

THURSDAY--OCTOBER 18, 2018

Well, we have started yet another holiday season at Mary Stu's Tavern, and the way time is flying, we will be getting ready to greet 2019 in no time at all. I wish it would slow down, but it is not likely to do that. I put the black cat with the jack-o-lantern on the Cable TV Schedule page, as usual, along with the traditional autumn photo of what looks like Bavaria in the Alpine foothills. Doing some of the same things we did in 1998 makes everything look familiar, like the not-so-scary witch we put up again this year. We have the statistics of the visitors to the site complied on the "Hall of Flags" pages. While the traffic is slower, we still get a fine mix of visitors from all over the planet, which is what makes the Internet so special. China actually leads in visitors this year, with the U.S. second, and Japan third. We hope all the visitors enjoy the site and keep coming back to see the new and the familiar sights in this place.

Take care.

CLAUDIA KEHL AND STEVE STARK SEND WORD ABOUT THE ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME OF MSM FIM SARAH

THURSDAY--OCTOBER 11, 2018

I plain forgot to post this update yesterday afternoon, but here it is today. The film Sarah, which was announced at about the same time as Skin, which was reported earlier on this page, will be released sometime early in 2019 as reported on Yahoo News. Both Steve and Claudia caught this one at reported through email and Steve's Facebook group on the same day. Below is a excerpt from the article and a link to the next.

Craig Sheffer has joined the cast of “Sarah,” a supernatural coming of age film, which centers on a young girl who is a harboring a dark secret, Variety has learned exclusively.

Tallulah Evans portrays the title character. The film also stars Mary Stuart Masterson, Ava Allan, Valeria Cotto, Claudia Lee, Spencer List, Daniel Pinder, Andy Schrock, D.B. Sweeney and Virginia Madsen.

Sheffer, whose credits include “One Tree Hill” and “A River Runs Through It,” will be playing the sheriff with the belief the the title character is a practitioner of witchcraft and responsible for several unexplained deaths. He will also be the love interest of Masterson’s character.

“Sarah” is being directed by Alexander Garcia who wrote the screenplay and is also producing the film under his Multi-Valence Productions banner alongside producing partner Anne Stimac, Stuart Arbury and Michael Abrams.

Producers plan to release the film during the 2019 Halloween season through Vision Films. Sheffer is repped by Kramer Talent Agency.

 

SARAH

 

REPORT--STEVE STARK'S FACEBOOK GROUP FOR MARY STUART MASTERSON

THURSDAY--OCTOBER 4, 2018

Steve recently found a new video of Ms. Masterson giving a talk about "Future Funding of the Arts." In light of Ms. Masterson's successful launch of Stockade Works in the upper Hudson Valley in New York, other regions are interested in finding out from her how filmmaking, and other opportunities for artists and musicians, can thrive in towns and cities needing economic activity. To listen in, just fire up the embedded video below.

 

 

 

 

REPORT--STEVE STARK'S FACEBOOK GROUP FOR MARY STUART MASTERSON

SUNDAY--SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

There were a few new items posted by Steve and other members this week.

The most interesting to me was the article and photo of Ms. Masterson from Entertainment Weekly from sometime in 2002 or 2003, shown above. It was from an article titled Mary Stuart Masterson's Five Year Plan and highlighted her upcoming role in the Broadway musical Nine. MSM discussed with the reporter about how she liked to sing in the shower, and the photo showed her wrapped in a towel and stepping out of the shower. I posted that I recalled that article, but somehow didn't save a copy. I still can't remember if I sent it to Yun Leong along in Australia along with another magazine. Anyway, the copy of the article was on sale on EBAY. There is no other copy of either the magazine or the article alone anywhere on the Internet.

Steve's post about the article about Nine caused me to look up the FYI page in the Archives that covered nothing but Nine in 2003, including Claudia Kehl's Easter visit to the United States to see the musical, and then meet MSM at the stage door for photos that were posted to this Web site. That was a good time.

Steve is now the owner of a copy of Mad at the Moon. I bought a VHS tape of that film in 1996 and still own it.

Remember to stop in and visit Steve's Facebook group and sign up for Facebook so you can visit with the other members of the group.

 

STEVE'S FACEBOOK GROUP

 

REPORT--STEVE STARK'S FACEBOOK GROUP FOR MARY STUART MASTERSON

MONDAY--SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

Among the items covered during the past seven-to-ten days on Steve's MSM Facebook Group include:

News about the upcomng independent films starring Mary Stuart Masterson, Skin and Sarah.

A photo is posted on the group that is available for purchase on EBAY. It is a fine, autographed photo of MSM during filming of Some Kind of Wonderful. Drumsticks are visible, sticking out of the bag she carries on a shoulder.

MSM is scheduled to appear at the ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL on September 24, 2018. The link is below.

These and other news items, discussions, and commentary are free for all to enjoy just by registering on FACEBOOK. Registering is free of charge. The link is below.

 

ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

STEVE'S FACEBOOK GROUP

 

 

CLAUDIA KEHL EMAILS ABOUT THE PREMIER OF MSM'S NEXT FILM, SKIN

SUNDAY--AUGUST 19, 2018

Claudia sent this very timely email which I received on August 13, 2017, but kept forgetting to check my email until today. The story behind Skin is fascinating as it deals with the real story of Bryon Widner, who was raised a Skinhead, which means he was raised to be a racist in the same bent as the Nazis in the 1920s, 30s and 40s until the defeat of the Nazi Party in Germany with the end of World War II. Bryon turns away from the Skinhead movement, but must have the tatoos representing Skinhead ideology removed from his body in a series of painful surgeries. This could be a fascinating character study. A black activist helps Bryon Widner with his efforts to remove the tatoos.

 

Hi Guy,

 

"Skin" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sep 6 - 16)

 

SKIN PREMIER

https://www.tiff.net/tiff/skin

 

A LOOK AT THE STORY

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmemvwanmhE

STEVE STARK DISCOVERS MORE PRESENTATIONS UPCOMING FROM MSM'S STORYHORSE THEATER

SUNDAY--AUGUST 19, 2018

Steve posted two upcoming Storyhorse Theater events, one being in the Hudson Valley area of New York State, and the other being in a familiar stomping ground from my past, the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, namely Ursinus College in Collegeville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The two stage presentations will be shown according to the convenient schedule below, along with the exact locations.

THE FACE OF IT--Three One Act Documentary Plays--will be presented on the dates of November 9, 10, and 11, 2018 at the Hudson Hall in Hudson, New York.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TICKETS:

Hudson Hall

327 Warren Street, Hudson, New York 12534

(518) 822-1438

 

THE LITTLE THINGS--Mary Stuart Masterson's and Jeremy Davidson's acclaimed documentary play about the challenges of Lyme disease--will be presented October 13, 2018 at the Kaleidoscope Theater on the campus of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, just off US 422, the Germantown Pike.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TICKETS:

Kaleidoscope Theater

601 East Main Street

Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426

CONFERENCES AND SPECIAL EVENTS (CASE) OFFICE LOCATED AT SPRANKLE HALL ON CAMPUS

case@ursinus.edu

610-409-3002

 

I lived in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, home of the Colonial Theater, the one attacked by "The Blob" in the Steve McQueen movie from the 1960s, `for a little over one year starting in 1986, and in Royersford, Pennsylvania from 1987 until 1989. In addition to the Colonial Theater, Phoenixville was the home of the Longabaugh family back in the late Nineteenth Century. Harry Longabaugh was one of the Phoenixville Longabaughs, and known in history as The Sundance Kid. Members of his family are buried in Phoenixville, including his sister who recorded the date when her "brother Harry left to go to the West" in her diary.

BENNY & JOON STAGE MUSICAL--REPORT FROM BROADWAY WORLD.COM

SUNDAY--AUGUST 19, 2018

As reported a long time ago, there was a musical stage play built around the Benny & Joon story and characters, and it is coming back to the Paper Mill Theater as descibed in the Broadway World article linked below.

 

BENNY AND JOON MUSICAL

SWISS REPORTER CLAUDIA KEHL COMES UP WITH SOME GREAT NEWS FOR MSM WATCHERS

SUNDAY--AUGUST 5, 2018

The photo of MSM from Some Kind of Wonderful on Alexander Garcia's Instagram post about the upcoming film Sarah, starring Mary Stuart Masterson.

Our intrepid Swiss reporter, Claudia Kehl, sent word in the following two emails that Ms. Masterson is presently working on two film projects that are already entered on her IMDB filmography. One, Skin, is in post-production while Sarah is in pre-production.

 

From: Claudia Kehl <ckehl1506@gmail.com>

To: Guy Jordan <gjordan741@aol.com>

Sent: Sat, Aug 4, 2018 3:29 pm

Subject: Two new film projects

 

Hi Guy

 

Good news! I just saw on IMDb that Mary Stuart has two new projects listed.

 

MSM IMDB FILMOGRAPHY

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000524/

 

Sarah (pre-production)

Linda Bishop

 

Skin (post-production)

Agent Jackie Marks

 

I read on an Instagram post about the "Sarah" project and googled it. So I came to IMDb where it's already listed. She even has two former co-stars in this movie, Virginia Madsen and D.B. Sweeney. It's really great!

Claudia

 

That was the Instagram post by Alexander Garcia, who is the director and writer of "Sarah".

 

ALEXANDER GARCIA INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/p/BklI-J4FJo2/

 

al_garcia_lazer Rarely do I post about film projects but this one is too awesome not to!! So thrilled that we just cast one of my fave actress's Mary Stuart Masterson (pictured above) in the Supernatural/Character driven "Sarah". Who gave us our first look at a Punk rock/Skater girl non-conformist on the big screen as the character Watts. In one of the late great Auteur of all time John Hughes 1987 classic "Some Kind of Wonderful" one of the top teen films of the 80's. That led to Mary having an illustrious career spanning over decades starring alongside heavies like Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and even worked with Francis Ford Coppola. Can't wait for principal photography to commence on this film working with homie @chadfernandez1 (1st AD). it's going to be a blast!! @msvaleria @andyschrock @danieljpinder @jimbates4 #virginiamadsen #spencerlist #annestimac #supernaturalthriller #avaallan #dbsweeny #witchcraft #tallulahevans #actoncalifornia #sarah #johnhughes #somekindofwonderful #skatergirl #marystuartmasterson #halloween2019 #director #writer #featurefilm #bennyandjoon #badgirls #friedgreentomatos #watts #francisfordcoppola #80s

CLAUDIA KEHL REPORTS FROM SWITZERLAND ABOUT MSM AND JEREMY DAVIDSON AT A SUMMER GATHERING AT THE FISHER CENTER

MONDAY--JULY 30, 2018

 

From Left: Ms. Masterson, Jeremy Davidson, Allen Coulter, and Kim Knowlton

It was great to get and email from Claudia this weekend after the annual antique car picnic at my cousin's house in Portersville, Pennsylvania this past weekend. Claudia is experiencing a summer heatwave under the Alpine skyline of her native Switzerland, but she's so naturally cool that she is holding up extremely well. Claudia's email is below along with the link to the article. I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is having a great summer, and all of you in the Southern Hemisphere enjoy whatever version of winter you're experiencing. We'll be trading off in a matter of weeks now.

Hi Guy

 

How are you? Do you also have so hot weather at the moment.

Here in Switzerland it's very hot. Luckily I have now three weeks off.

I found this picture of Mary Stuart and Jeremy at a gala for "The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts". I think they're there every year. At least I remember pictures from previous years.

Look at Jeremy's moustache. ;-) Maybe he needs it for a role.

 

FUN AT FISHER CENTER

https://ruralintelligence.com/parties_section/results/fisher-center-gala

 

Greetings from the hot Switzerland

 

Claudia

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR ALL USA VISITORS!

TUESDAY--JUNE 26, 2018

   

SOME SAMPLES OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE XFINITY TELEVISION SCHEDULE PAGES

TUESDAY--JUNE 26, 2018

Well, we're almost done with another month already. Some people think summer is just about over with July 4th, and that is almost here. The way I can tell it's summer is when I have to track down where this year's carpenter ants are getting in here. I found it on Sunday, told maintenance on Monday, and on Tuesday there are no more visitors arriving to feast at the ant bait I put out for them, so I can track a couple to their exit. That's how I know what time of year it is. You can note it on the calendar when these little buggers show up--SUMMERTIME!

Anyway, I've been using the Comcast Xfinity site for a television schedule after the loss to the Time-Warner site, which was almost as good as Locate TV, except they emailed me when the schedule was ready for me to pick up. Now, I have to build them again. The best part about Xfinity's site is the background picture on each movie's schedule page. You enter the title in the search engine and a link is pulled down. You click the link and the page comes up, complete with the schedule of any telecasts of the movie. There are some fine stills from MSM's movies on each of the pages. The best was from Heaven Help Us, but screen capturing it was not possible. I got two screen caps, one from Married to It, and from Radioland Murders. Enjoy! I don't mind showing these as I pay a king's ransom for cable.

Screen capture of the Xfinity still from Radioland Murders. Sorry about the extraneous words on the photo. I'll have to take them off with some software and reload, but not today. It is still worth it.

MSM with co-star Robert Sean Leonard (House, MD) in Married to It (1993).

WISHING MS. MASTERSON ANOTHER HAPPY BIRTHDAY--THE TAVERN'S ANNUAL SALUTE!

THURSDAY--JUNE 7, 2018

We have some special links and videos for Ms. Masterson this June, starting with something special for someone who works hard to see more films made in the Hudson Valley, here are two links to a blog that includes photographs of the actual locations of the Paul Newman film, Nobody's Fool, my favorite Paul Newman movie of all time. It was shot entirely in the Hudson Valley, in places I am sure Ms. Masterson has visited from time to time.

NOBODY'S FOOL 1

 

NOBODY'S FOOL 2

 

Next up, we have an embedded YouTube video. One thing I learned from YouTube is that a lot of people out there notice some of the same things in movies that I do. For example, I found a YouTube video of the fountain scene from the original 2001 Ocean's 11. I wondered if anyone else thought that was the most memorable scene in the film, and many people did. I used an embed of that video as a tribute to all of my co-workers who retired at about the same time as I did in 2013. This video displays the most unique and creative ending credits for a movie I have ever seen. I doubt a whole lot of people stayed in the theater to see all of those credits roll over these photographs of all the technical people who helped make the four Lethal Weapon movies starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, but I think I would have. The idea of showing photos of all those unseen contributors who worked on this four-movie franchise from 1987 until 1998 was genius. The last panoramic shot of all of them with some of the actors, ends it.

 

 

 

 

 

A birthday celebration is nothing without a little humor, and this year we have something I am sure Ms. Masterson will remember for a long time. In this year of #METOO we have JOHNNY BRAVO getting trashed by every female he encounters. Sometimes you can really feel for the clueless Johnny Bravo.  WHOA MOMMA!

 

 

 

 

CLAUDIA KEHL SENDS LINK TO VIDEO ABOUT THE DUTCHESS COUNTY FILM CONFERENCE

THURSDAY--JUNE 7, 2018

Claudia reports that she is doing fine over there in Switzerland and sent along a link to the Dutchess County Film Conference, which involves filming in New York's Hudson Valley, something of keen interest to Stockade Works foundress, Mary Stuart Masterson. This is timely for another reason, as shooting film in the Hudson Valley is part of what the Tavern's annual birthday month greeting to Ms. Masterson is all about. So, without further adieu, the embedded video is below.

 

 

 

 

 

STEVE STARK REPORTS ABOUT NEW AUDIO BOOK RECORDED BY MSM AND FINDS A TRAILER FOR AN EPISODE OF KATE BRASHER, THE 2001 CBS DRAMA

THURSDAY--JUNE 7, 2018

The cover of the novel by Barbara Delinski narrated in the audio book form by Mary Stuart Masterson.

Steve sent me an email about the latest audio book narrated by Ms. Masterson, Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky in addition to his having a good time with his grandchildren in Wisconsin. The novel, by Barbara Delinsky is about MacKenzie Cooper, a woman whose life was ruined by a traffic accident in which her daughter died and she was found criminally responsible. At nearly the end of her probation, MacKenzie moves to Vermont and takes a job as a make-up artist at a spa under an assumed name. When one of her new friends experiences a family tragedy, MacKenzie has to decide whether to risk everything she has scratched out for her new life to support her friend in need. I might want to give this one a listen, or read the print version.

The second news from Steve was his finding an old CBS Television trailer for an episode of Ms. Masterson's Kate Brasher series. That trailer is embedded below. Those of you who want to keep in direct contact with Steve, who always has something going on at his Mary Stuart Masterson Facebook group, hit the link below the embedded video.

 

 

 

 

STEVE'S MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

 

HOPE EVERYONE HAD A FINE AND SAFE MEMORIAL DAY

TUESDAY--MAY 29, 2018

A LITTLE POST MOTHER'S DAY MESSAGE TO MS. MASTERSON

MONDAY--MAY 21, 2018

Mother's Day being on a Monday I ran into the Stewart Twins in one of the pews behind mine at Saint Joseph's Church in Oil City. I've known the two girls, Allison and Chris, for about 25 years now. They each have a group of about five boys now. They are the daughters of Mary Stewart, whom I have known a little longer than the girls. I wished them a Happy Mother's Day as I left, approaching Allison last. Pointing out her sons I assured her, "Look, no one has been killed or maimed, and no one shot an eye out this year. See? You are doing a good job!"

She cracked up.

You are not alone, Ms. Masterson.

STEVE STARK SCORES SOME MORE NEWS ITEMS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

MONDAY--MAY 21, 2018

Mary Stuart Masterson at a function focused on the Hudson Maritime Museum. A link to the article is below.

Steve is always running down some interesting stories about what Ms. Masterson is up to in Upstate New York. There were two events in the Hudson Valley covered by the local media that Steve posted on his Mary Stuart Masterson Facebook Group. There is an article in the Poughkeepsie Journal about the success that groups supporting filmmaking in the Hudson Valley, such as MSM's Stockade Works, have had in attracting movie projects to the area. One such film was John Krasinski's hit horror/suspense film, A Quiet Place, that was filmed in MSM's home county, Dutchess. This past weekend, I got to watch--twice--my favorite Hudson Valley movie, and my favorite Paul Newman movie, Nobody's Fool. If Ms. Masterson can get a few more films like A Quiet Place and Nobody's Fool made in the Hudson Valley, that would be very good news. Nobody's Fool was also Ms. Jessica Tandy's last film. MSM fans will remember Ms. Tandy from Fried Green Tomatoes. The link to this article is below, along with, once again, the link to Steve's Facebook Group. Get on board today, it's free. You don't have to tell Zuckerberg anything important about yourself if you want to keep it private.

 

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL

 

  HUDSON MARITIME MUSEUM

 

STEVE'S MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

 

A LOOK INTO THE PAST--MSM RECEIVES A LONESTAR FILM FESTIVAL AWARD, APPEARS WITH HER FATHER

MONDAY--MAY 7, 2018

Steve Stark also posted this video on his MSM Facebook Group's page. It is a nice look into the past, specifically 1997, the year before this site was started at AOL and then Geocities. It's a great milestone to have recorded.

 

 

 

 

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO MSM AND ALL MOMS AMONG OUR VISITORS!

MONDAY--MAY 7, 2018

SOME PHOTOS FOUND BY STEVE STARK

MONDAY--MAY 7, 2018

Steve discovered these photos in his searches for new information about what Ms. Masterson has been doing lately in her acting and filmmaking careers. They pictures are also posted on the Facebook Group and there is a link to the group below.

 

STEVE'S MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

STEVE STARK'S FACEBOOK PAGE POSTS NEW STORYHORSE THEATER STORY AND MSM PHOTO.

WEDNESDAY--APRIL 25, 2018

Go to Steve's MSM Facebook group and check it out! Joining Facebook is free!

STEVE'S MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

STEVE SENDS WORD THAT MSM HAS BEEN IN A NEW INDEPENDENT FILM

SATURDAY--APRIL 14, 2018

Steve Stark sent word in an email that Ms. Masterson has been busy making a new independent film with the title Skin, about the life of an extremist, racist skinhead activist. Ms Masterson portrays a federal agent, which is probably and FBI agent, although agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms have also pursued violent Skinheads in past years. Steve sent a link to an article about Skin on Wikipedia, and that link is below. The film is in post production in Kingston, New York, which means primarily editing. Post production is very likely at MSM's Stockade Works. Good work, Ms. Masterson, bringing filmmaking and training in practical skills to those trying to start careers in the film industry.

NEW INDY FILM

STEVE STARK SENDS SOME EMAILS ABOUT RECENT POSTS IN THE MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

SUNDAY--APRIL 1, 2018

Steve's Facebook group for MSM has been busy on the run-up to the Easter and Passover holidays. One posting dealt with Ms. Masterson being the producer of the independent film The Rest of Us, which is still in production. I'll put the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) link below. Next, and this is important to all of those who have not yet joined Steve's Facebook group, there is a clip from the 2009 television series Cupid on Steve's MSM Facebook group's page, with Ms. Masterson having a major part in the scene as a woman trying to get a dry martini at the bar. Be sure to check it out, and join Steve's group by joining Facebook, which is free. There is also a link to an article in an upstate New York on-line journal about MSM's role in founding Stockade Works and being a job creator in the local area.

 

THE REST OF US

 

POWER OF GIVING

 

STEVE'S MSM FACEBOOK GROUP

STEVE SENDS MORE OSCAR PARTY PHOTOS

MONDAY--MARCH 19, 2018

I have had some problems with a fourth photo, which is my favorite, but we are working with it and should have it up later today or tomorrow in a separate post. Thanks for your patience!

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!

MONDAY--MARCH 12, 2018

STEVE SENDS A STORY ABOUT THE STOCKADE WORKS OSCAR PARTY

FRIDAY--MARCH 9, 2018

MSM and husband Jeremy Davidson at Oscar night.

Steve Stark's Mary Stuart Masterson Fan Group on Facebook has entries, including photos and a video, of Ms. Masterson's Academy Award Night party under the auspices of Stockade Works. It looks as if everyone in attendance had a really good time. Stop by Steve's place and take a look. There are also some nice photos of Ms. Masterson, both past and present, in other posts on Steve's Facebook group. The link is below, and you can join for FREE.

 

OSCAR NIGHT

STEVE STARK SENDS WORD THAT MS. MASTERSON WILL BE NARRATING AN ELEGY TO HOLOCAUST VICTIM ANNE FRANK

SUNDAY--FEBRUARY 25, 2018

Steve sent me an email about MSM being cast as the narrator of an elegy to Anne Frank, a Jewish teen who was living in the Netherlands when the country was overrun by Hitler's Wehrmacht. Anne Frank's diary has become a classic story of the suffering and sacrifices endured by individuals during that war. The stage production is titled Hope in the Times of War, and will be shown at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House at 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with a curtain time of 8:00 PM.

THE DELAYED EMAIL OF CLAUDIA KEHL ABOUT THE RETURN OF MSM TO BLINDSPOT

SATURDAY--FEBRUARY 10, 2018

I was on one of my occasional visits to my csonline email box as the provider changed the configurations and didn't tell anyone about it. I thought they were hacked for awhile. Anyway, since they changed everything, I cannot send from that address, so I switched back to the ancient AOL address until things could get fixed. They haven't been so far, but I was in there yesterday, and found this email from Claudia Kehl from either very late January or the first of February. I'm sorry I missed it, and Claudia provided a handy link for discovering what is next for former FBI Director Eleanor Hirst now that she is "in stir," as they say around the prison system. Someday, I'll round up the email person from csonline and get my ability to send again. The CarterMatt link to press is below Claudia's email.

 

"STAY TUNED TO BLINDSPOT--SHE'S BAAACK!"

 

Hi Guy

Mary Stuart will be back in episode 12 this Friday (Feb. 2)

I knew that she would probably come back somehow since producer Martin Gero mentioned something in an interview in December.

One of the biggest surprises to me is that we still have some more story to tell with Elenaor Hirst. This is someone who we didn’t think we would be seeing again, but that’s part of the element of surprise … or at least it would be had NBC opted to not give away many of the finer details in advance.

 

 

Claudia

CARTERMATT

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2018

STEVE STARK SENDS SOME SCREEN CAPTURES FROM A RECENT APPEARANCE OF MS. MASTERSON DURING CREDITS OF BLINDSPOT

It is time to speculate whether the "Big Bad" in this season's episodes of Blindspot is going to get free of incarceration. STAY TUNED!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2018

STEVE STARK FINDS A NEW PHOTO OF MSM FROM DIGGING TO CHINA

Steve doesn't like not finding anything about Ms. Masterson for a few days, so he sent this photo from Digging to China, a movie that included the then eight-years-old Evan Rachel Wood as the cast member who was in nearly every scene. Ms. Masterson has had some special co-stars over the years. Ms. Wood and Jena Malone were two from the late 1990s who would qualify as exceptional actresses.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 2018

STEVE STARK EMAILS ABOUT THE APPREHENSION OF FBI DIRECTOR HIRST AND THE END OF MSM'S BLINDSPOT ARC

 

Steve send the photo above, and the three below, along with his impression about the end of MSM's appearances on Blindspot with the arrest of her character, the treacherous Director Hirst. It seems as if Ms. Masterson has started a period of silent running, but, sometimes people escape incarceration...

 

MORE HIRST VIEWS

HAPPY 2018!

Entry Date: December 20, 2017

STEVE STARK GETS READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS BY SENDING THE NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF STOCKADE WORKS

Entry Date: December 21, 2017

Below is the first embedded video showing the work of filmmaking while students and apprentice technicians and camera people learn the ropes. MSM is fulfilling her vision.

 

 

 

CLAUDIA SENDS LINK ABOUT THE FATE OF MSM'S "DIRECTOR HIRST" ON BLINDSPOT

Entry Date: December 17, 2017

Claudia made some interesting observations about Ms. Masterson in an email she sent me a few hours ago. In addition to her own comments, Claudia sent along a link everyone might enjoy, which can be found after my reply to Claudia. Christmas is only eight days away! How did that happen?

 

Hi Guy

 

Hirst is definitely the most evil role, Mary Stuart has ever played. She is doing an awesome job in playing this bad character. I had never expected that her character would turn out like that in the end. Now it seems that next episode will probaly be her last one. Then it would have been 8 episodes she guest starred in. I am already curious how it will end with Director Hirst... Incredible acting by Mary Stuart portraying this atrocious person.

This is interesting to read:

http://www.etonline.com/script-screen-how-blindspot-invents-new-ways-keep-its-twists-unpredictable-exclusive-92669

 

Claudia,

 

It only goes to show, MSM is capable of playing any kind of role. She was a bit nasty on "The Good Wife," too. She's "rangy," as they call a center fielder in baseball who can cover a lot of ground running down fly balls. MSM has much range as an actress. I think I'll post this one tonight!

Oh, but since she's going off the air, I guess Trump fired another one!

 

Take care,

Guy

DIRECTOR HIRST LINK

 

CLAUDIA KEHL FINDS A VIDEO FORUM WITH MARY STUART MASTERSON DISCUSSING BUSINESS IMPACT OF FILMMAKING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entry Date: December 9, 2017

Ms. Masterson at the forum sponsored by The Atlantic magazine

Claudia caught this forum on YouTube and sent me an email. I watched the first few minutes and caught the above screencapture to go along with the embedded video below. MSM looks like a businesswoman at this video forum.

 

 

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH 2017!!

Entry Date: November 29,2017

 

CLAUDIA KEHL SENDS SOME POSITIVE COMMENTS ABOUT MS. MASTERSON ON BLINDSPOT AND LINK TO TWO MORE BLINDSPOT PHOTOS

Entry Date: November 15, 2017

What do you most enjoy about what Mary Stuart Masterson brings to the show, especially in Hirst’s dynamic with Reade?

 

GERO: Reade went through a rough year, last season. It’s great to have him have a mentor who just really believes in him and is really only looking out for Reade. She’s slightly distrustful of the rest of the team. She brings up the point of, it’s nice to have the band back together, but he doesn’t know these people anymore. It’s been two years. Honestly, Pellington was amazing, but he was always a hard-ass and an antagonist on the show. It’s great to have Hirst back, and Mary Stuart is such a phenomenal and warm presence, both on camera and off. She’s an icon! I went to go talk to her, during the finale of last season, and I just thought, “Oh, my god, you were in every movie I loved, when I was a kid!” It just washes over you, occasionally, and you’re like, “Oh, yeah, you’re a big deal! It’s nice to have you on the show!” She’s also so wonderful. The whole cast is madly in love with her. She’s been an excellent presence.

I wrote back to Claudia and reminded her about all the positive things that Maureen McCormick's Webmaster from back in 1998 relayed to me about Ms. McCormick's comments to her parents about working with Ms. Masterson. Ms. McCormick told her parents that MSM was "a doll" to work with. Similar descriptions have come from a member of the backstage crew from the Kennedy Center performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I forgot to mention to Claudia all the superlatives that Kristen Stewart used to describe working with Ms. Masterson on the independent film, The Cake Eaters, which was MSM's first film as a director. Kristen Stewart is one of the great actresses of her generation, and she called MSM a "mentor" to her.

What follows are Claudia's links to the Collider interview of Martin Gero of Blindspot, and some of photos.

 

MARTIN GERO INTERVIEW

 

PHOTO ONE

 

PHOTO TWO

 

PHOTOS FROM EPISODE UPSIDE DOWN CRAFT

JOHNNY J. YOUNG AND STEVE STARK POST INTERESTING LINK TO ON THE 2ND DAY OF CHRISTMAS

Entry Date: November 15, 2017

Johnny J. Young, Webmaster over at Some Kind of Web Page, and a frequent contributor to our correspondent, Steve Stark's Facebook Group for Ms. Masterson, and Steve himself posted a link about MSM's classic Lifetime Movie for Television On the 2nd Day of Christmas. Check it out by clicking on the link below, and be sure to join Steve's Facebook Group for Mary Stuart Masterson. There is always something interesting going on there.

 

 

 

THE MARY STU'S TAVERN MUSEUM

 

FYI ARCHIVES: PAST NEWS ITEMS 1998--2011

 

MARY STU'S TAVERN