Greetings from Arlene Marx, aka Gail Marx
I received a wonderful surprise last night. I heard from a very accomplished talent agent in Vegas, Gail Marx, aka as Arlene. We grew up together in Hollis, Queens many moons ago before she went out west. When my parents moved to Los Angeles. Arlene, who lived there then, was very supportive of them. My mother was crazy about Arlene, as I am about Lillian, Arlene’s mother. It had been a four-way mutual admiration society for decades. As a side note, I was Arlene’s brother’s date at her Sweet 16 party. He never asked me out again.
A email from Arlene…….
Hi Lois…..I don’t know how you do it…..every night you post something. It is 2 AM here in Vegas and I can never go to bed without reading your blog…I think that is what the term is???? Afterall, I am a Senior!!!!
Hope you, Eliot and your Daughter are doing well. My Mom always sends her love….wish she used a computer. She is afraid to put her hand on the mouse….
Until tomorrow…..xoxox Arlene
I am so flattered and thrilled to hear from a gal who has been responsible for launching so many careers in the entertainment business. Maybe, it will rub off on me. Thank you Arlene. Love to your husband, Hank, and the beautiful Lillian.
Now it’s time for the pizza party.
We are supposed to be on diets, but Eliot and I had pizza for lunch. It was absolutely delicious. As I was devouring each slice, I thought to myself, “maybe I should just eat pizza and nothing else. I wonder if I could lose weight that way?”
We all know the answer to that, but no one can deny that pizza represents fun, parties, sharing, and satisfaction. That’s why I wanted to tell you about a new gadget for a pizza box that can make your home the entertaining center stage you may want it to be.
The ad agency Ogilvy & Mather in Hong Kong received great recognition for building the Pizza Hut Blockbuster Box, a pizza box that quickly turns into a video projector.
As the tech site Engadget explains, “all you do is pluck a lens out of the protective stand, mount it in the side of the box and use your smartphone (conveniently perched on the stand) as the video source — any video that plays on your phone suddenly becomes room-sized.”
Pizza Hut is hopeful that this cardboard theater sensation will reach the United States soon. I want to go to more pizza parties and watch videos with friends. That’s one way of staying young (and fat).