Video Club on Village Television in July

Village Centenarian Project
Discovering Laguna Woods
Welcome to My Home
Laguna Woods Stories
The Thrive Show
The Write Now Show

VILLAGE CENTENARIAN PROJECT – Saturdays at 1 pm throughout July and August
Produced by Video One Productions

The three Centenarian Videos discussed below are already on YouTube, where family and friends of the centenarians and other non-residents may access them. Go to this Village Television channel playlist.

CAPTIONS: At top of page, Cyndee Whitney interviews Antoinette Mullen during a remote shoot in Antoinette’s home. Below, Video Studio Control Room monitors show Cyndee interviewing Doris Miller. Below, Judy Saxon interviews Gerda Hight in the Studio.

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Meet the 16 centenarian residents featured in photographs by Village photographer Mark Rabinowitch. These remarkable seniors are interviewed in three half-hour videos by Village Television personalities Cyndee Whitney and Judy Saxon. (Both are residents and hosts of their own shows.) The videos will be broadcast weekly in rotation over Village Television.

Each episode is introduced by GRF President Beth Perak, founder of the Thrive Task Force. The Village Centenarian Project was sponsored by the Thrive Task Force in cooperation with the Camera Club, the Video Club, and the VMS Recreation and Special Events Department. The project was launched Friday, June 28. See related post.

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Episode 1 on July 6
Interviews with Cleo Lisle, Ruth Cummins, Blanche Goldman, Antoinette Mullen, and John Dudley. Edited by Lucy Parker.

Thrive centenarian logo onlyEpisode 2 on July 13
Interviews with Harriet Mudge, Irv Piken, Margaret Pearlman, Jeanette Riggs, and Shirley Shannon. Edited by Tom Nash.

Episode 3 on July 20
Interviews with Beatrice Mirman, Gerda Hight, Beatrice Hurwitz, Eileen Goodwin, Alfred Briggs, and Doris Miller. Edited by Suzanne Savlov.

Episode 1 repeats on July 27 — and so on during July and August…

DISCOVERING LAGUNA WOODS – Wednesdays at 9:30 am, Sundays at 9:30 am
Host: Video Club Member Cyndee Whitney
Produced by Village Television

playlist of “Discovering Laguna Woods” segments is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

Selma BuksteinIn July, “Discovering Laguna Woods” host Cyndee Whitney interviews “The Indomitable Selma Bukstein” (at left with some of her dolls). Join Cyndee as she explores the many facets of this inspiring resident. Now in her 90s, Selma is the subject of an award-winning documentary, “The Last Doll Lady,” by Irvine videographer Taryn Hough. The video describes the humanitarian work Selma and other women carried out for many years, sharing with school children the stories of American heroes, represented by dolls.

BTW, Taryn Hough spoke at the Video Club’s General Meeting on September 20, 2018, where she showed the dolls video. See our website post.

WELCOME TO MY HOME – Mondays at 9:30 pm, Thursdays at 10 am
Producer: Video Club Member Susanne Savlov
Produced by Video One Productions

bahai symbol--les-religions-religion-and-politicsIn July, “Welcome to My Home” visits the residence of Mitra Kholousi, who came to the United States in 2000 as a religious refugee from Iran, where she was persecuted for her Baha’i faith. Baha’i symbol at left.

Mitra and Suzanne’s husband, psychologist Steven Savlov, Ph.D., discuss the dual heritage Mitra received from her Indian mother and Iranian father, as well as her life here in America. Later Mitra shares Persian food with Steve and the crew.

BTW, Suzanne is seeking more participants for “Welcome to My Home.” See this recent post.

LAGUNA WOODS STORIES – Wednesdays and Sundays at 12 noon
Host: Video Club Vice President Tom Nash
Produced by Video One Productions

playlist of “Laguna Woods Stories” segments is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

Jules Board HeadshotIn July, Tom Nash interviews entertainment attorney Jules Zalon (left), a Village resident who addressed the Video Club at our March 21, 2019, General Meeting. (See the video of his presentation.) As an intellectual property specialist, Jules worked at the giant theatrical and literary agency now known as ICM, serving clients in music, films, TV, and theater. In his private entertainment practice, he has represented numerous independent film projects and Broadway and off-Broadway productions.

BTW, Tom’s guest last month, Laguna Woods Mayor and Village resident Cynthia Conners, must have been pleased with her interview. She recently linked it to her Facebook page, writing: “I plan to post things about the City of Laguna Woods, and about the things that I get involved in. Here is the introductory video.”

Nice work, Tom!

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THE THRIVE SHOW – Thursdays at 9:30 am, Sundays at 10:30 am
Produced by Video Club Past-President/Instructor Scott Marvel

playlist of “Thrive Show” segments is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

The July, the “Thrive Show,” produced and often hosted by Village resident and professional videographer Scott Marvel (above), focuses on the Laguna Woods Village Memorial Golf Tournament.

Hosts: Video Club Members Charlie Redner and Judy Saxon
Produced by Village Television

playlist of “Write Now” segments is available on the Village Television YouTube channel.

Charlie and Judy are taking a summer break. The next “Write Now” show will be seen in September.

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