HOLLYWOOD—Bruce Vilanch interviewed Tony and Golden Globe winning actress, Julie Newmar, about her purrrrrrfect little “how to” book to place on the bedside table entitled “The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth.”
Bruce Vilanch, Interviewer?
Clearly, the don’t miss opportunity was the rage in Hollywood! The hysterically brilliant, Bruce Vilanch conducted a Q&A with the ever statuesque Julie Newmar on Saturday, Oct 15, at Santa Monica Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica CA) as part of their “Meet the Author” program. Julie signed countless copies of her new book, “The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth” after what was, without a doubt be a great Q&A.
There seems to be a lot of buzz in the media about the upcoming reincarnation of the latest Catwoman, by Anne Hathaway in “Dark Knight Rises,” and “Batman” reemerges on TV (Hub Network) for a new generation, which has made this an ideal time for the original Catwoman, Ms. Julie Newmar, to release her new book “The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth.” And it’s not only a great book, it is a must read for every American and everyone around the world who is looking for advice from one of the world’s geniuses, Ms. Julie Newmar.
A woman of great genetic stock, her father was a Chicago Bears football player and her mother a star of the 1920 Follies. Beauty, brains and a fantastic sense of humor, Julie Newmar is perhaps best known world wide for her role as the sultry Cat-woman on the hit series “Batman” or on stage for her original roles of Stupefyin Jones in Lil Abner and Vera in “Silk Stockings,” not to mention her Tony Award winning performance as Katrin Sveg in “The Marriage-Go-Round.” A contract with 20th Century Fox led to roles in films such as the classic MGM musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” Making the transition to TV, Julie appeared in Rod Serling’s science fiction series the “Twilight Zone” in 1963, playing Miss Devlin (devil). As physical perfection, Julie was ideal to play Rhoda the Robot in “My Living Doll,” as well as iconic characters such series as “Star Trek,” “Get Smart,” “Bewitched,” “The Bionic Woman,” “Hart to Hart,” “According to Jim,” and, of course, how many women's names grace the title of a hit movie - “Too Wong Fu, Julie Newmar,” a film from Stephen Spielberg’s company.
Ms. Julie Newmar Is Purrrfect!
Currently, Ms. Newmar has several books in the works, but the first to hit the shelves will be “The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth” (www.julienewmar.com) and features the wit and wisdom of Ms. Julie Newmar, to be followed by "+:First Fantasy” (www.julienewmarwrites.com). “The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth” is a book in which you read a phrase and paused”¦read another phrase and take a breath”¦ read more and then cry a little. A compilation of wonderful tid-bits of information, inspirational thoughts, and practical advice for daily living that Julie has collected and experienced over her lifetime, and she is sharing with the reader. Julie was trying to create that perfect little “how to” book to place on the bedside table ”“ the one that would empower others to be the very best I can be.
As most all individuals do, we searched for role models who defined the vision of what we would like to one day be and we set our minds on emulating them. The tall, statuesque, graceful and powerful woman, Julie Newmar, inspired many. Not only in physical appearance, but as an entrepreneur in LA real-estate and inventor, developing “Nudemar” panty-hose. In 2009, the Smithsonian Institute inducted her famous and the original Cat-Woman suit into its permanent Entertainment Exhibit collection making her one of the nine Legendary Ladies of Stage and Screen to be included (list available upon request).
Pearls of wisdom from “The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth” includes Tall girls, don’t slump. Think of how many short guys out there would love to have your offspring. Stand up for them” and Forgive yourself first. You’ll have reserves when you want others to forgive you.
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