About

Hello there. My name is Meredith Riggs and I’m a recent college graduate, born and raised in Missouri. I’m in the midst of finding myself and finding my way in the world, like any other person my age. However, I do know that film history is my passion, along with just being with people. Naturally, watching, discovering, and sharing about classic films is my greatest hobby and I thoroughly enjoy antique shopping and dressing up in vintage/vintage inspired clothing. I aspire to go into film history professionally.

Email: meredith.a.riggs@gmail.com

You can find me on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/vitaphonedreamerblog

You can also find me talking about film stuff on Twitter: @MeredithRiggs39

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13 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Meredith,

    Thanks for visiting my blog which in turn caused me to walk over here and discover your charming insight into those old movies from what I call the Golden Years Of Hollywood.

    Your discussion about Ann Margret caught my attention. Always have been attracted to this beautiful and talented gal. Bye Bye Birdie has become progressively one of my all time favorites. I think it’s a disease of our mature years and the yearning to return to those carefree days of school. Like millions of others I’ve been enamored by Ann’s beauty and vocals.

    I used to visit the Hollywood Show here in Los Angeles every couple of years. It was fun to run into some of the stars I had the pleasure of working with as an extra. Are you aware of this show? It’s kind of an anomaly. It runs for 3 or 4 days once every quarter. It will normally have 50 to 70+ from big to not so big former stars going back to the 60s and 70s. I think I may have noticed Ann Margret’s name in the attendees earlier this year. Inside the show each star has their table with a stack of beautiful 8×10 photos from their best years. For a price you can have them personalize the photo as well chat with them for a minute or two depending on the length of the line. So you may want to check the list every four months and decide if you want to attend to meet Ann if she shows up on the list. For lesser stars get comfortable and chat with them for 30 minutes or more.

    Here is the link to the attendee list. It will get longer each day as the show date
    comes closer.

    http://www.hollywoodshow.com/main.php

    Ralph

    1. Hey, Ralph!

      Thanks so much for hopping over here and following me back. I happened to discover your YouTube page this afternoon after searching for clips of “Friendly Persuasion” (1956). I happened to see the title of your video and I was interested to see someone who worked on the film uploading the scene personally! Yeah, Ann-Margret seems like a hoot and “Bye Bye Birdie” is one of those musicals that I can always enjoy, similar to any Judy Garland or Doris Day musical, etc. Thanks for letting me know about the Hollywood Show. I actually knew that it existed and I believe an online movie friend of mine has attended one of those! I think she may have gotten an autograph from Adam West from the event. Unfortunately, I live in Missouri and I don’t believe I’ll be out in LA soon enough for that. I have been out there twice thus far, and I am really hoping to attend Turner Classic Movie’s annual classic film festival in Hollywood soon. They host that in Hollywood every spring and it looks amazing. Are you familiar with that one?

  2. Not familiar with TCM festival. I will look for it. I’ve become a streamer addict via ROKU which prevents me from keeping track of the OUTSIDE world. lol. I also have an addiction for Asian dramas predominantly Korean and since their dramas run from a short 16 (1 hour ) episodes to over 50 it’s hard to find time for other venues.

    I’m glad you found my clip from Friendly Persuasion. Although you barely see me I had the pleasure of working on it for over two weeks. Gary Cooper was fun to be around (when he wasn’t sleeping). We filmed the carnival in Spring and Gary C was unerring in finding the nearest lawn chair and instantly dozing off. Though you can’t see me I worked in that Quaker church scene also. It’s the only time I worked with Gary Cooper.

    1. In between your response and mine, I couldn’t resist looking your name up on Google to see if I could find a list of the films you appeared in. I found several and was excited to see all of the cools one that you were a part of.
      Here’s more info on the TCM festival (filmfestival.tcm.com). I talk to/keep up with a handful of people who devotedly attend.

      Roku is cool! I bet you find a lot of cool stuff to watch, and that’s really neat that you’ve discovered Asian dramas.

      Also, would you be interested in doing an interview? I’m a media communications/public relations student and since last year I’ve been wanting to do an interview with people who have been involved in classic film – from leads to child actors. I’m going after this on my own time because I just love talking to people who have an interest and/or experience in the field. If you’d prefer, it doesn’t even have to be in an interview format. I’d love to just talk about your experiences, whether it’s published in writing or not! Email-wise, you can reach me best at Meredith.Riggs.10@student.hlg.edu if you’re interested in an interview or just chatting further.

  3. As soon as I saw your picture of Rock Hudson and Doris Day, I knew I had to follow your blog. Congrats for following your passion with this well-designed site! Good luck as you venture forth! (and thank you for following my blog!)

  4. Dear Meredith,

    How are you? We are nearing October, so I wanted to know if you have made a decision about participating in my blogathon yet. If you need any suggestions for a topic, I would be happy to give you some. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

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