Friday, October 16, 2009

Meeting Luciana Paluzzi

Brett meets Luciana Paluzzi in her backyard.

One of the benefits of living in Rancho Mirage is its close proximity to the Los Angeles area. I'm only about two and a half hours away from most locations in the city. It affords me the chance to travel there fairly routinely and do fun things that I wouldn't be able to do in my old stomping grounds, Grand Forks.

One of these fun things was the chance to meet Luciana Paluzzi, the star of the James Bond film Thunderball, the Japanese cult movie The Green Slime, and numerous other titles. When I knew I was going to L.A. to meet a friend (more on that in another blog post), I asked Luciana if I could stop by and have a quick chat. She agreed, and the date was set.

When we met, we sat in her (extremely impressive) backyard. She talked about her career, told some very funny and interesting stories, and was all-around very pleasant to talk to. I really would like to thank Luciana for giving me the opportunity to stop by her home and meet her. It certainly made the trip back to Rancho Mirage much more enjoyable!


  1. Will your conversation with Ms. Paluzzi appear as an interview anywhere?

  2. Hi, Mark.

    I interviewed her in G-FAN #81, so the idea for me was just to meet her in person. It was a very informal talk and very enjoyable, but it wasn't recorded. That said, I do think the idea of a follow-up interview is interesting, but since we covered her work in The Green Slime pretty exhaustively, I'm not sure what it would cover.