It Happened at “Xanadu”

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We first met in 1979 at a private tour of the Hearst Castle, “Xanadu” of “Citizen Kane.”

The Kit Parker Films staff and their guests were invited to a special behind the scenes tour as a reward from the Hearst people for giving them some silent newsreels produced by their patriarch, newspaper baron, William Randolph Hearst.   The tour was remarkable. It also turned out to be life changing personally and professionally:

34 years ago today I married one of the KPF guests. Her name is Donna.

She’s not only my life partner, but Kit Parker Films’ greatest supporter, cheerleader, sounding board, and sometimes crying towel. Although not involved in the KPF daily activities, Donna’s behind the scenes input through the years has been invaluable.

When I met her she could only recall seeing three classics, “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone With the Wind,” and “Psycho.” To this day Donna is…

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