2001 - 2003 Events from:
ShirleyJones.Com!
Check out all the stories, video clips and sound files below

Start at the bottom of this page,
then scroll up
for chronological order of appearances.


2003

       Thanks For The Memory

Bob Hope passed away in 2003
       
Photograph and video from December 16th, 1984
"Ho-Ho-Hope's Jolly Christmas Hour"

Please click on the photo of Bob Hope and Shirley
View a clip of them singing together
on his Christmas Special.


Shirley Jones was the host for the  
- 2003

This was the tree lighting ceremony at The White House held on December 4th.
Unfortunately, there was not enough national news coverage for the event.
We caught a glimpse of Shirley on our evening news
Shirley attended the reception & she also performed some Christmas songs in concert.



Shirley sang at The White House two years ago.
This is a picture of the National Christmas Tree for the year 2001.



The 6th Annual Pacific Festival Ballet Sugar Plum Tea


Shirley was an honored guest for the Special Silent Auction Fundraiser held at
 Gardens of The World in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on November 2nd '03.

Shirley and Setta Grigorian

California Dance Theatre's Pacific Festival Ballet Company puts on "The Nutcracker"
each year at the magnificent Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The money raised at the tea
helped out the Ballet's 16th production which was held this year on Dec.13th & 14th.
Setta's daughter, Vivian also teaches at California Dance Theatre.
 


This charming group is Setta's Family and Friends.

Of course that's Shirley in the upper left-hand corner, looking fabulous as always!
Next to Shirley is Setta's daughter, Vivian Goldes and her husband Joel.
Her other daughter Sonia Martin is next to him, and that's Vivian's neighbor to the far right.
Those adorable kids in the front row (left to right) are their neighbor's two daughters,
Vivian's daughter Claire, and Sonia's daughter Emily.
(Thanks for the photos Setta).
 


Shirley
was a guest star on NBC's "Law and Order"
special victims unit
- November 4th, 2003.
If you did not catch the episode, don't worry it will be repeated.

 




Artists rendering of the new Schwab's and the original built in the 30's

You've all heard of Schwab's Pharmacy.
It's rumored that Lana Turner was discovered there
while sitting at the lunch counter.

The original was located at Sunset Blvd. and Crescent Heights in Hollywood.
It opened in 1932 and closed in 1983.
The exciting news it that they are building a new Schwab's.
Why is that so exciting? Because of the new location!

Shirley's star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
will be in front of the new entrance!
 


That's Shirley on February 14th, 1986 receiving her star on The Walk Of  Fame.
It's located on Vine Street, a few blocks south of Hollywood Blvd.
 


Marty Ingels received The Jeanie Golden Halo Eagle Award 
for Outstanding Comedian and Humanitarian on December 5th,
 in Los Angeles. He was awarded for his many contributions
to the entertainment industry and the performing arts.


 Marty signing Shirley and Marty's autobiography.

He signed well over one hundred copies that afternoon. We also sell their paperback here
on their web site if you are interested in obtaining a signed copy from Shirley and Marty.

Johnny Whitaker and Kathy Garver from the TV program "Family Affair" were there.
That's Johnny getting his book signed

 
Famous movie and television director Vincent Sherman.
He's a very young 97 and has a great book titled "Studio affairs"
The picture to the right: Kathy Garver and Johnny Whitaker presenting an award.


Marty takes to the stage with flair and keeps the crowd laughing.
Don't worry Shirley, they were the jokes you approve of!
Shirley was still on the East Coast after having
performed at The Pageant of Peace in Washington D.C.


Accepting his award, promoting their wonderful book, 
and signing autographs. It's a fabulous award
as you can see by the photographs.
 



The Coronation of the 86th Rose Queen
and her Royal Court.



I have built a new section exclusively for this special event
Please click on the star for photos of Shirley, and the
coronation ceremony that took place in Pasadena, California on October 30th, 2003

 

October 9th, 2003
Shirley made an appearance at
The
High Desert Medical Group, Senior Expo.


Shirley in her star trailer just before going on stage

    
 When Shirley walked out on stage
these adorable kids sang the theme to "The Partridge Family"
 Shirley talked about her life and career.
Then she answered questions
from the audience, before signing autographs.


 September 26th


A beautiful photo of Shirley performing "Goodnight My Someone" at Lou's Village
in San Jose, California. This was another outstanding performance. I video taped this show
and I will work up some clips. It was a packed Ballroom. Everyone had a wonderful time.
I know Shirley did! The money raised from this concert goes to help out Santa Clara University.


The New Hollywood Squares
Click Here  for a Video Clip from one of Shirley's recent guest appearances.
 (600K, Windows Media)
 They taped the show at CBS Television City in Hollywood.


 


 Shirley
with her youngest son Ryan Cassidy back in the '70s

We hope you caught Shirley and Ryan's taping of "Street Smarts" in May of this year
It's a comedy game show. Contestants (in this case Shirley and her son Ryan)
prove how smart they are by predicting how dumb other people can be!

Click on the photos of Shirley and Ryan Cassidy to view the Street Smarts clip.
 



  Shirley attended the
Hollywood Collector's Show this year
It has been a few years since she last participated.

 Shirley signed autographs and sold some
personal items on Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th.
The event took place at The Beverly Garland Hotel,
Located at 4222 Vineland.  (A few blocks from Universal Studios Hollywood)

Suzanne Crough - Tracy Partridge  and Brian Forster - Chris Partridge
were also in attendance and signing autographs.


Suzanne, Shirley & Brian    /     Ryan Cassidy and me


Special family photos that were available for purchase on Saturday.


A Gift from Marty.


Marty and Larry Hagman

Here are a few photos I took on Sunday June 29th.
There was still a very large crowd, but Saturday was just wild!

    




 

Shirley and Marty
co-hosted a benefit on June 8th in West Hollywood
at the famous House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard.

The proceeds from this fundraiser help support the ongoing activities and diverse programs
of the Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness, Inc.

GLAD and SPRINT CRS presented this Coffee Social and Brunch Buffet which was
   followed by a performance from the award winning House of Blues Gospel Choir.

"The House Of Blues" Sunday, June 8th



 

Here are the first few photos that we snapped
during our enjoyable Sunday brunch.

Shirley and Marty were interviewed by The Enquirer.
There was a marvelous two page spread


 

    From the April issue of  In Style magazine!  
 This beautiful full-page color photo of Shirley is on page 421
Plus, she shares some of her thoughts about winning the coveted award
for Best Supporting Actress in 1960.


Incredible photograph by Carlo Dalla Chiesa
IN STYLE - April 2003

 


                               Shirley's feature film premiered in L.A.

Check your newspapers for venues.
The Los Angeles Times ran a nice review of the film on April 4th.
The article praises Shirley and her co-stars for being "persuasive, witty and endearing."
Read more about the film on our Recent Events Page

 


 


 Shirley's Oscar

 Shirley received her statue for her portrayal of Lulu Baines  in Elmer Gantry.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences welcomed Shirley back to the Oscars this year with
the appropriate pomp and ceremony that she deserves. Shirley wore a black satin tailored tuxedo from
Canadian designer Peter Nygard.  Cinderella transparent style shoes from Stuart Weitzman.
They have three inch heels and are adorned with Swarovski crystal stone baguettes.
She was accessorized with a lovely diamond and pearl choker
compliments of Harry Winston valued at 60,000.

     

75th  Annual Academy Awards
 

 March 23rd on ABC.

 


 
We hope you were able to watch the first annual TV Land Awards
 first aired on March 12th, 2003.


The show was hosted by John Ritter

 
David Cassidy won the TVLAND award for "Hippest Fashion Plate Male"
Shirley, Doris Roberts (left) and Barbara Billingsly (right) presented a
clip of classic TV titled: Archive of American Television.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is putting together
a comprehensive study of our TV origins.


 Shirley and Marty at the taping of the program last month in Hollywood, Ca.

 




  Shelly Berman was a terrific opening act  for Shirley!
Their first show on the six concert tour was at the fabulous
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
on March 5th.
Shelly did several of his famous comic routines.
Look for his wonderful CD titled: "Shelly Berman-Live Again!".
& visit Shelly's web site

The Big Band Style Nelson Riddle Orchestra was conducted by son Chris Riddle.
Shirley's musical director for this tour is the magnificent Bob Esty.
(Ron Able, is very busy working on his Broadway play at this time.) 
 


Here are a few photos from the rehearsal and
performance in  Thousand Oaks, California. 


2002

 "The Adventures of Scooter McDoogal"
  received a private premiere on Sunday, Dec. 22nd at a special benefit dinner for
The St. Jude's Hospital Fund.

WEB LINK
"The Adventures of Scooter McDoogal" takes kids on a wild ride
to witness historical events first hand. "Cool Brain Fuel" is the catch phrase for the
popular comic book endorsed by educators. Producer Diane Russomanno calls it 
".....an enterbraining , scooterriffic series loaded with fun, excitement and knowledge!"

Shirley and Marty attended the dinner along with many other celebrities and famous celebrity voices
such as June Foray whose distinctive voice you all recognize from Rocky & Bullwinkle,
The Flintstones and many others.

Frequently asked email question:
"Has Shirley done cartoon voice-over work?"
She says she has not, but everyone knows that Marty Ingels is the voice for "Pac Man"


The producers of  "Adventures of Scooter Mc Doogal"

(left to right) Tracy Buck, Art Director - Lynda Modaff, Head Illustrator.
That's Diane Russomanno, Executive Producer (standing between Marty and Shirley)
and those two adorable boys are their grandsons Jack and Cole Cassidy.
 


 The First Annual Golden Youth Awards.

Marty, Shirley and Jonathan Winters were guests & presenters for a celebration
given by Youth Support Institute of America on December 7th, 2002.

Shirley and Marty's good friend The Hollywood Car Czar, George Barris, drove up
in the original Batmobile that he designed in the 60's. Later that evening, Shirley and Marty
presented Mr. Barris with his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Friars Club dinner.
Karen Kramer accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award from Jonathan Winters
for her late husband Stanley Kramer. 



 November 30th, 2002
Shirley's recent trip to Mason City, Iowa was a great success.
This was her fourth visit since 1999. Six years ago, Rosemary Willson,
widow of Meredith Willson, pledged to match up to five million dollars
raised for the construction and operation of
"The Music Man Square".
They reached their goal!




Shirley made two trips to Iowa in 2002. Back in May I was with Shirley and Marty
for the unveiling and dedication of the life-size bronze statue of Mr.Willson.
for the story and photos from our May 2002 visit.



October 26th
 The Ojai Film Festival 2002
Shirley accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday
evening just before the outdoor amphitheater screening
of  "The Music Man" in beautiful Ojai, California.

Earlier in the evening Shirley was the honored guest at a lovely reception.
They served delicious hors d'ouevres, spinach quiche, fruit salads, pastries and drinks.


 There were a number of press photographers at the event.
Shirley sat and posed for photos at The Art Center in Ojai.


 Shirley signed memorabilia that guests brought to the reception.
Ojai Photographer Leslie Vallee-Miller took the second photo of me taking the first photo!

When it was time to march over to the open-air theatre in Libbey Park,
Shirley was escorted by the local high school band. They played a marvelous rendition
of  "The Wells Fargo Wagon" as we walked from the reception held at the Ojai Art Center
to the park next door. We walked over a lovely wood footbridge and past a charming bandstand.
I was walking with Shirley so I could not take photos during the actual procession.
However, I did get this great photos of the lush green park before the reception began at 5:00 pm.



Photographer Leslie Vallee-Miller from Ojai, California was gracious enough to send our site
the photos below. The marvelous school band, our procession through the park
to the open-air theatre and Shirley accepting her Life Achievement Award on stage.



Thank you so much Leslie, and Teri and everyone in Ojai.
It's a very friendly and helpful community.



The Big Bear Lake
International Film Festival
2002


   

Bearfest 2002 was proud to present this new feature film as part
of the festival screening on Saturday September 14th.
It was a joy to finally have the chance to see "Manna from Heaven".

 This ensemble comedy is loaded with big name stars that are perfectly cast
for each part that they play. Of course Shirley was just marvelous.
She has some great comic lines and her delivery is flawless and downright hilarious!


Shirley Jones and Frank Gorshin
  in "Manna From Heaven".

The films producers would like all of you to know
that their movie is being distributed to theaters all across the country.
They opened in DC on Oct. 25th. The movie will premiere in Buffalo the first of Dec.
AMC is planning a wider release at the end of January.
Ask your local theater manager to bring this movie to your home town screen.

Five Sisters Productions
Click over to their web page for a trailer from Manna From Heaven

Click on this film roll   to view our 
 exclusive photos from the filming of "Manna".
 

"On Stage" Salutes Richard Rodgers
The Gala aired for the first time on PBS Stations nationwide
Wednesday, October 16th, 2002

Shirley Jones hosts this exciting event taped before a live audience on April 14th, 02
The program includes performances from many Broadway Legends, special  interviews
with stars, as well as clips from films of Rodgers' works. The one hour special celebrates
the centennial anniversary of the composers birth.


 


Shirley was the host for the formal evening at The Kennedy Center.
 After the program was edited for broadcast, Shirley was also honored to be asked to
narrate the finished 60 minute PBS Special. In the photo above, a more casual Shirley Jones
speaks from her home about her experiences with the legendary Richard Rodgers.



On stage with John Raitt. They sang "If I Loved You" from "Carousel"
This was the first time that the two if them had ever gotten together to sing a duet!
Shirley is famous for her role as Julie Jordan in the film version of Carousel with Gordon MacRae.
John Raitt is the most famous Billy Bigelow from the Broadway stage production.


Shirley performing a medley of tunes from "OKLAHOMA!
 
The "On Stage" performance series is produced by WETA, Washington, D.C.
 (Washington Educational Television Association)

Please visit these three wonderful web sites for more details.
PBS "On Stage"    WETA    The Kennedy Center




Performing at Harrah's Rincon Casino and Resort  
Click on the photo above for a new section about our trip.
 

July 2002
The property bought by Shirley and Marty in 2001 for a new park
on the North Shore in Fawnskin, Ca. officially opened on the 28th.

(click on the photo above for the stories)

  More News About Fawn Park.
An important piece of our American history will be a focal point
at Shirley and Marty's Fawn Park.
The Ingels sent a letter requesting a memento from the 9/11 tragedy.
They were told that few were available and that high priority was needed.
Letters and stories of the new park convinced the powers that be
to approve and confirm the donation.

A plaque from the Mayor will accompany a piece of steel from the Twin Towers.
Marty said that the park represents what America is all about.
The monument marks a period of our current history that will never be forgotten
and it will be persevered in Fawn Park for all future generations.
  


Marty and Shirley have this tentative map of what they hope the park
will look like when completed. To the left in Marty's drawing there is a
volleyball court and horseshoe pit. That's a large play area (lower center).
Trees, benches and flowers everywhere. Shirley and Marty have
not yet decided on where the historical artifact is to be located.
 

 Shirley has completed work
on two new films This summer.


"Bloodhead" is Shirley's first HORROR  film!

Her other new film, which also stars Wendy Malick, was shot in
Pacific Palisades (west of Hollywood). Shirley plays crazy aunt Sis!
 She said that it's a dysfunctional comedy titled (I kid you not) "Bathroom Boy".

  
Shirley is having a great time portraying unusual characters these days.
This was just the beginning of  her hair and makeup session.
She looks a little different in the completed scene.


CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE.
More news and some action photos from "Bloodhead"

Please click on this photo & visit Casablanca Studios.
Shirley recorded deathly screams that will make your flesh crawl if you're brave enough
to see the movie. Her character is a nasty, tobacco spitting trailer park owner.

Bloodhead. Web Link for updated information & production progress.

This will be a very spooky movie!
It is directed by Christopher Coppola. The producer is Richard Prince.
Other stars include Frank Gorshin, Lynda Carter and Bernie Kopell.


That's Julia Boyd with Shirley. She was the scooter girl for a scene in "Bloodhead".
Julia is also Jr. Miss American Rose Joshua Tree City Queen for 2002.
She had a great time visiting with Shirley while on location for the film.

 


The breathtaking footbridge near Meredith Willson's boyhood home.
This fabulous structure in Mason City, Iowa was the inspiration for the
River City Footbridge
that you see in  "The Music Man"
Please click on the bridge for news and photos
about our most recent visit to this truly enchanting town.


 
                       No, they are not divorcing.

Friday, May 3rd - Shirley and Marty were guests one The Other Half.
 Watch for a repeat of this episode sometime this summer.

Danny Bonaduce is co-host of the unique talk show that deals with men's emotions.
Shirley and Marty discussed their marriage woes. The photo above is when they were
explaining Shirley's divorce actions. As I mentioned here several times, it really was
because Marty would not stop hiring contractors! As he himself puts it:
"It's the first divorce action on history where I could go out with 75 hookers
to Las Vegas, but I can't build an appliance closet at the new house".



For fun, Shirley and Marty came out with boxing gloves on.
Special Thanks to Marty&Shirley and Suite One for these improved photos.

Click
on the Equalizer bar
to view a brief clip from the show. Many ask was this all for publicity?
Hear Shirley's answer for yourself.


Shirley's Birthday on Easter Sunday! March 31st


This lovely bouquet of flowers was given to Shirley after the
magnificent Easter Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl
It adorned the speakers podium.

 ABC News covered the event, however they did not show footage of Shirley.
Please click on the flowers above to view a new page
containing all of the wonderful photos I was able to take.

Shirley read
The Master is Coming by Emma A. Lent.
At the end of the ceremony she sang
"Let There Be Peace on Earth"


Shirley and 10 year old Austin Hansen. (second photo is from rehearsal).
Austin has been playing the violin since the age of four. He won first place in the
youth category at the Southwestern Youth Music festival. He also won first place
at the Orange County American String Teachers Association Annual Bowed
String Competition. Austin began "Let There Be Peace on Earth"
with a most beautiful solo performance.

     

Shirley with famed organist Bob Ralston at rehearsal. Mr. Ralston is a
brilliant orchestrator and conductor. He's best known for 38 years
of weekly appearances on the Lawrence Welk Show.

Overall she had a rather quiet birthday.
Marty got her a lovely antique necklace.
Shirley
"THANKS all of you" for your kind wishes!



Shirley was in New York working for the

American Egg Board

She was promoting the goodness of eggs
in a segment broadcast by a satellite feed to over
50 television stations on TUESDAY, March 19.

She was also a guest on ABC's
"Good Morning America"



Wednesday, March 20

Shirley and five other former TV Moms, Marion Ross,
Barbara Billingsly, Betty Buckley, Beverly Garland and June Lockhart,
spoke about their work with the American Egg Board.
Later in the program, each lady cooked up something made from eggs.
Shirley made her Pasta Quiche, with chopped ham, Green pepper and onions.
The shell is made from pasta noodles.


I'll post the recipe as soon as I can get it all typed up.
Several fans have asked that it be posted on-line.


 A
video from this event.
I finally got the computers talking to each other!  
Click HERE for a 2MB file!
 


"The Other Half"
on the NBC network.
Danny Bonaduce is a co-host on the daytime talk-show.
Back in October of 2001 Shirley filmed a segment for the show.
It has apparently aired once, possibly twice since then.
(We were not given specific air dates for this show)

In my photo loop above you see Danny greeting Shirley. In the next photo
Danny proudly announces to the studio audience that he is now
"The Tallest Partridge!"

  

Taller than Shirley and even Partridge brother David Cassidy.
 Shirley had a wonderful time talking with her former TV son.
They talked mostly about her recent move to a new house
in California's San Fernando Valley.

 

Shirley was a guest on
The Annual Mark and Brian Christmas Show.
 
December 14th.

She was enlisted to read "The Night Before Christmas".
This was Mark and Brian's 14th Annual Christmas Show.
Each year they ask a famous person to read the classic Christmas story.
The most adorable moment came when Shirley was reading the narrative.

    Click on this photo
Hear it for yourself!
 
(new sound file)

Shirley stopped and announced quietly to the entire audience
 "I think I missed a page"
The audience roared with laughter and a man yelled out
"We love you Shirley".
She replied back with: "I love you, too"



Doesn't she look just beautiful in her new red tailored suit.
Shirley told me that she did not have any big plans for Christmas.
She said that most likely the family will meet at her son Patrick's house.



 Two photo loops from December 14th 2001.
(You may need to hit refresh to start the loop again)


Please click over to MARK&BRIAN.COM
Check out their new section with many segments
from the show, including a video of Shirley. It's awesome!


Shirley was one of the very talented entertainers at the official
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington D.C.

Shirley told me that she had an absolutely wonderful time
as host of the ceremony.



 

The tradition began with Calvin Coolidge on December 24th 1923.
This year's ceremony, held on the lawn of the White House, was
December 6th.

Shirley sang "The Christmas Song" by Mel Torme, and
"My Favorite Things" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music".
She also joined in on the final song and audience sing-a-long of
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"



 

 
December 1st

Shirley performed her fabulous Christmas Concert - 2001
The venue was the beautiful Beckman Auditorium

@ CALTECH
in Pasadena, California.
Click on the tree or packages above to view the entire story.
       


Shirley with pal Jeanne Cooper

@ The Le Bal des Papillons
(Ball of the Butterflies)
This annual fund raiser for Interval House Crisis
took place the last weekend in Nov.
Shirley and Marty were among 400 guests invited to the Black-Tie event.
$120,000 was raised for prevention and treatment of domestic violence.



September 29th
The Bear Valley Community 
Healthcare District Foundation

Click on my photograph above to view the story, photos 
and a video clip of Shirley from her afternoon rehearsal.

 

    Click Here MOONRIDGE ZOO BENEFIT  
August 25th
It was a wonderful day for all of the very special animals.
Every one of them was rescued. They were orphaned 
or injured in some way and the Zoo saved their lives. 


Click Here TV NIGHT @ THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Lots of famous celebrities turned out for this exciting event.

August 26th
 

The Family Television Awards - Aug. 10th, CBS

These are adorable. They were at each place setting 
for the luncheon in Beverly Hills. We dined on a delicious chicken 
pasta salad and there was an extremely rich, but tasty, pecan dessert.

Dick Clark Productions

The Beverly Hilton's grand ballroom was packed with multi-talented celebrities.
Shirley was there to represent The Classic Mom. (The Partridge Family)
Tom Bosley of "Happy Days" was selected as The Classic Dad.
Shirley looked just beautiful in an off-white suit and colorful scarf.


Of course when you watch the program, you won't see these camera men 
to Shirley's left. They got up on stage to take a few close-ups of Shirley's entrance.

The taping ran without a hitch even though there were a few re-takes here and there. 
The stars had no time to rehearse because of their busy schedules, so everyone 
was reading from cue cards.
Dick Clark directed the broadcast with ease and good humor. 


Fawnskin, California July28th 
The Annual Doo Dah Parade  
Please click on the blue banner above 
to view the winners of the this year's parade. |
(Yes, that's me receiving a "Welcome" glove-in-the-face from Marty in the photo loop above) 




August 1st - Shirley was a guest on "THE TEST"
The FX Network Program is hosted by Jillian Barberie.
(Shirley taped the show in Los Angeles, a few days before it was broadcast)
 Celebrities are asked a series of questions that make up a personality profile. 
Wednesday's show was a Superstition Test.
 One of the questions: "Do you wear a special item 
or perform rituals before a big event?"

Shirley's answer: " I really don't do anything. I do the usual things
 like vocalize and yawn a lot"

At the end of the show they determine if the guest is superstitious 
or not by the numbers they receive for each question.
 
Shirley got a zero. She's not at all superstitious.

  4th of July at Shirley and Marty's House!

 Click on the picture of their pool 
to view some casual photos from the party


  Thanks You so Much  
SHIRLEY and MARTY. We love you!


Click on The Music Man Square below  
for more news about Shirley's fabulous trip to Mason City. 


  
In early Spring, Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels taped a segment 
for NBC's talk show titled: "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus".
The segment had a repeat showing on  June 4th, 2001.
 If you missed the show, view our brief video clip from the program.
  Click on my photograph above. 


 In the video clip above, Shirley is simply explaining that she enjoys having 
some personal time of her own. She enjoys the freedom and relaxation.


25 Years of Hope Through Empowerment

 Shirley was honored Saturday night, May 12th, in Beverly Hills. 
She received the
Hope Through Empowerment Award
Shirley has had an ongoing commitment to help those less fortunate.
Each year St Joseph's Center helps over 12,000 low income and homeless men, 
women and children providing them with 
necessary work skills, self-respect, dignity and hope.



Shirley's good friend Jill Eikenberry presented the award 
 


Many interesting items were sold at the live auction that concluded 
the entertaining and very elegant evening in the grand ballroom of the famous 
Beverly Hills Hotel.
Please click on this star To View  a photo loop of the evening. 

Marty was the official auctioneer, so you know this was a lively event!
This autographed Shaquille O'Neal basketball sold for thousands of dollars. 

 Needless to say, after auctioning such items as 
a trip to Florence, Italy, Shaq's basket ball and a jacket signed by 
the entire cast of "The West Wing", the St Joseph Center brought in 
quite a lot of funding for their much needed, ongoing work for the poor.


Shirley was in Iowa taking part in a wonderful celebration held by
The Mason City Foundation. 
Shirley spent the afternoon of May 31st at  
The River City
"Streetscape" Grand Opening. 
She signed autographs, greeted fans 
and had her picture taken thousands of times.

Here is a great photo that my husband took before the awards Dinner (5/31)
The tables were set up in front of the River City High School facade.  
What a trooper! Shirley had a cold and her doctor said "Shirley don't fly or sing". 
Guess what, she insisted on fulfilling her schedule.
Following the afternoon's events at The Music Man Square, Shirley's evening continued 
with dinner and the presentation of the annual "Meredith Willson Awards".
Shirley was presented with The Mason City Foundation's 
first ever "Crystal Award" for all of her phenomenal work 
and generous support throughout the years.
 
Even with her health in question, Shirley also performed in concert on June 1st.  
She is one in a million and there's no doubt her show was fabulous! 
* I received many notes of praise for Shirley in our Home Page Email.  


Many wonderful fans,  a lot of photos and autographs,
plus a visit from the Mayor and Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
 

Mayor Shinn and Eulalie are in fact Fred and Ila Mae Fenchel.
They have been married for 51 years.
Fred played the part of Mayor Shinn 33 years ago in the very first 

stage production of "The Music Man" in Mason City.


The Music Man Square  
This is a link to their web site


 This was just a dream on the drawing board back in 1999.
Now you may stroll along this turn-of-the-century indoor streetscape, 
complete with the
"Candy Kitchen", "Pleazol billiard parlor" , a Children's 
Explorarorium, a Conservatory of Music, the Reunion Hall and a Theater!


Meredith Willson's
100th Birthday, May 18th, 2002  
 This date was to be the official Grand Opening for the entire Square.
I'm now told that to coordinate the Annual North Iowa Band Festival 
with the opening of Square, the actual Grand Opening is to be on May 28th.


American Movie Classics

 

The Tour 
(Rainbow Media merged with American Movie Classics, February of 2001)


Shirley's
AMC Fashion Tour
 It all began in Boston, Mass. on
March 19th 
and finally wrapped in Detroit, Michigan on
May 5th.  

We certainly hope that you were able to visit one of the tour stops 
to see Shirley and this Fabulous Fashion Show.
 


Shirley was interviewed on the local news station KUSI in San Diego

Finot, Gene, and Shirley outside the AMC bus 
after the 3rd "Fashion in Film" show on
April 21st.



Special Thanks to Finot, Shirley's personal assistant for this tour, 
her fabulous agent Gene, and most of all Shirley who I admire beyond words.


A tired but relaxed Shirley Jones after the second of four Fashion Shows.
Shirley has had this small, yet cozy motor home for the extensive tour.
There's a TV over the cab section (a tennis match was on in the background)
She has a kitchen area with a sink and table toward the back of the van.


 There's much to report about this wonderful, exhausting whirlwind tour. 
Shirley's first comment to me when I asked her "How's the tour been going"? 

"I don't know where I am, or who I am!"
But she enjoyed it.

I will be presenting more information from the fashion show. There were gowns from 
Shirley's
"Carousel" and another from "The Music Man".
Plus, other dress selections like the one below.

I believe this is a dress that 
Audrey Hepburn wore for the movie "Sabrina"



Special Thanks to Shirley's manager Gene for sending this article.
When we called the paper to order a back issue it was completely sold out!



  Oscar Party  
Please "click" on the Red Carpet above for the full story.

April '61 Shirley wins Best Supporting Oscar. 

 Shirley and her very grateful webmaster 
at this most recent Oscar Party,
March '01.



Answering questions during the three hour seminar. 
 February the 6th, 2001
The Los Angeles Learning Annex 
Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels. 
 
The seminar was very interesting and of course entertaining with those two involved!
It was all about Therapeutic Separation. 
Dr. Ron Podell
  helped Shirley and Marty with some of the 
tension and anxiety that had built up in their 25 year marriage. 

 


Shirley responds to a comment by Marty & Marty talking to a guest in the audience. 

The Seminar was held at the 
Doubletree Hotel, in Santa Monica, Ca.

A five minute break from their seminar 
for a quick surrey ride around the hotel lobby.
     
This is the surrey that Marty gave to Shirley that evening.  
The green arrow points to publicist Ed Lozzi who looks on happily as 
bright lights and cameras capture Shirley and Marty in a hug.


Me & Shirley
What A Wonderful Time! 

Thank You to all of our friends from this web site 
who were able to drop by for the exciting autograph signing sessions 
in North Hollywood. Saturday and Sunday
(Jan. 20/21).
Shirley had a fun time, although she actually started to get a 
little giddy (her own words) at the end of the second day.



A fellow named Mark, & Shirley signing one of thousands of 
color glossy photos that people purchased to have personally autographed.

At times the crowd was quite overwhelming. Ray and Sharon Court 
who arrange for these fabulous celebrity events mentioned to us that 
Shirley was by far the most popular celebrity this weekend. (well naturally!)
However, there were many great performers at this show. 

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Marty Ingels and Ryan Cassidy and many more
celebrities you'll recognize came over to visit Shirley.  

 To view some of Shirley events from
2000 click HERE

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