Donny & Marie shine their Light....

Donny & Marie shine their Light.... Christmas in Los Angeles 2012

Friday, September 18, 2015

"Happy Days" star ANSON WILLIAMS @ Burbank Barnes & Noble, 9/24:

Iconic TV actor/director Anson Williams, best known as “Potsie” from the legendary hit, “Happy Days,” will appear at the Burbank Barnes & Noble , September 24th, to sign and discuss copies of his new book, SINGING TO A BULLDOG: FROM “HAPPY DAYS” TO HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR, AND THE UNLIKELY MENTOR WHO GOT ME THERE.
Festivities begin at 7:00 PM.
Contact:  Herbie J Pilato, Founder of the Classic TV Preservation Society, for more information. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

GLORIA LORING appears at the Burbank Barnes & Noble Media Center - September 17th

“Innovative and rewarding.”  That’s how legendary actor Peter Mark Richman describes Throwback Thursdays at the Burbank Barnes & Noble.  Ed Spielman, creator of Kung Fu, adds, “It was an honor to participate.”  Writer/producer Joel Eisenberg calls the festivities, “Historically important.”  Actress Cindy Williams heralds, “It’s a fun ride down memory lane,” while Lydia Cornell calls the unique live events “heart-warming and life-changing.”
This week’s special guest actress/singer-songwriter GLORIA LORING, the star of TV’s Days of Our Lives (among countless other shows) who will discuss and sign copies of her top-selling book, COINCIDENCE IS GOD’S WAY OF REMAINING ANONYMOUS. The Classic TV icon (who composed the themes for Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life) will also perform.
Throwback Thursdays – with Herbie J Pilato…where the past and present TV, film, & publishing, and positive-thought communities mix, mingle & meet - every week from 7-9 PM @ the Burbank Barnes & Noble.

Come share the experience and be inspired!

Barnes and Noble Media Center
731 N. San Fernando Blvd.   *   Burbank, CA  91502
(818) 558-1383

The Classic TV Preservation Society:  (310) 480-0067   * 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Second Season premiere of "Throwback Thursdays" at the Burbank Barnes & Noble.

The second season premiere of "Throwback Thursdays" at the Burbank Barnes & Noble was a huge success.

Those featured guests included:

* Acclaimed author Richard A. Lertzman, who discussed his astounding books, Dr. Feelgood and The Life & Times of Mickey Rooney

*  The one and only Marvin Kaplan, popular actor and writer of the stage and screen.

*   Beloved actress Eileen Wesson

*   Hollywood luminaries Karen Sharpe Kramer and Katharine Kramer.

See photos to the right for more!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy Birthday to Lydia Cornell @ the Burbank Barnes & Noble, July 23, 2015

Iconic actress Lydia Cornell, star of the screen and stage, shared her humor, wit, grace and wisdom on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Burbank Barnes & Noble Media Center.

It was an evening of wonderful insight, laughter, and warm memories and thoughts.

Those attending, included actor Larry Thomas ("The Soup Nazi" from "Seinfeld"), and a countless number of Lydia's fans.

A delightful night to remember to say the least!

Friday, July 17, 2015

"Kung Fu" creator Ed Spielman was special guest for "Throwback Thursday"

It was a delightful time for all who attended the "Throwback Thursday" event at the Burbank Barnes & Noble on July 16th.

Hosted by the CTVPS' very own Herbie J Pilato, special guests included iconic actor Larry Wilcox, star of TV's "CHiPs," and writer/producer Ed Spielman, the creator of the legendary TV series, "Kung Fu."

Thank you one and all for attending!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cindy Williams and Larry Matthews appeared at the "Throwback Thursday" event at Barnes & Noble in Burbank

Cindy Williams ("Laverne & Shirley") and Larry Matthews ("The Dick Van Dyke Show") made special guest appearances at the Barnes & Noble "Throwback Thursday" event on July 9th.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Remembering Farrah

Six years ago today the lovely Farrah Fawcett died tragically at at only 62-years-of age.

Following a dynamic and early career in modeling, and TV commercials, Farrah started appearing in small guest-star roles on classic TV shows like I Dream of Jeannie and The Partridge Family.

Upon being cast alongside Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith in the hit TV series, Charlie's Angels, Farrah became a superstar sensation.

While married to Lee Majors and later Ryan O'Neal, the two true loves of her life, Farrah also appeared as a semi-regular on TV's Harry O detective series, starring David Janssen, and made several appearances on Major's Six Million Dollar Man.

Upon leaving Angels after its first season, Farrah went on to establish herself as a serious actress.  A four-time Emmy-nominee, and six-time Golden Globe nominee, she appeared in acclaimed TV-movies such as The Burning Bed, and in the Broadway and feature film adaptation of Extremities.

Bless you always, Farrah.