Thursday, April 12, 2012


Academy Award-winning actor George Chakiris and yours truly, hanging out in Beverly Hills, CA, in March 2011.

Filmmaker Tyler Meyer recently contacted me through this blog to bring my attention to his documentary on Oscar winner George Chakiris. At this time, Tyler is soliciting support through Kickstarter to help fund the project. From the film's Kickstarter page:
Chakiris is the first hour-long documentary about George Chakiris, a talented and versatile performer who is best known for his Academy Award-winning performance as Bernardo in West Side Story. Starting as a dancer in some of the most iconic movie musicals of Hollywood’s golden age (he serenaded Marilyn Monroe during “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), he then moved on to a long and successful career as a film, television & stage actor, recording artist, and jewelry designer. Using interviews with George and those who have known and worked with him over the years, along with archive photos and clips of his performances, our film will chronicle George’s inspiring success story and to pay tribute to his incredible body of work.  
I'm happy to support anything that promotes the career of George Chakiris. If you'd like to take part, please visit the Kickstarter site!

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