I am a classic film fan, a playwright, an enthusiastic traveler, a history lover, a pianist, a linguist, a college instructor, an inspirer and a professional writer, but not all at once. I have raised more than $25,000 in scholarship funds for financially strapped but academically worthy secondary students from many diverse backgrounds, and love to help grow new writers through my higher education courses. Please think about what you can do for the future of the next generation. Our children are our future.
Proud to be a native Houstonian, and a survivor of Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Harvey.
Author of Thelma Ritter: Hollywood’s Favorite New Yorker, to be published by University Press of Mississippi in 2018.
TCM Film Festival Social Producer 2015 & 2016, Credentialed Media, Editor, “Sue Sue Applegate” columns on TCM Message Boards and The Silver Screen Oasis
Film and Literature Instructor
Administrator and Public Relations for The Silver Screen Oasis
Writer of over 600 articles in various publications and websites (The Houston Chronicle, The Baytown Sun, Houston Community News, The Sentinel)
TCM Message Boards: http://forums.tcm.com/index.php?/topic/ … ue-sue-ii/
Formerly at The Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/classic-film-in … sty-putnam
Previous: KKES Radio Classic Film Expert
My TCM Fan Perspective Video occasionally airs on the cable channel.
Thank you for visiting some of my thoughts, comments, interviews, and excursions here on Christy’s Inkwells!
Currently researching and writing a biography of the life of actress Thelma Ritter…
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Also: Summer Under The Stars Blogathon 2015 on Journeys in Classic Film
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