Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ITunes Artwork

Okay, I created my own ITunes Artwork cover. So many times I'm not happy with the artwork or cover work that is done for a Video/DVD. In this case, this is a Video Copy. I love the film, so I can live with the quality but since I can do something about the cover art I see, I did.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Met Mike Pingel last night in San Diego

Mike was down, he's promoting his new Brady Book! We had a great time talking at Betty's and, it wasn't just about Farrah (Mike worked for Fawcett for two years and was at the Emmy's and was a good friend to Farrah-in case you didn't know!). Check out his new book and be sure to visit his Charlie's Angels...
Here's Mike's Christmas Card with Shelly Hack and Tanya Roberts

Monday, November 30, 2009

Charlie's Angels UPGRADE

Above: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett & Jaclyn Smith

David Doyle, Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Cheryl Ladd & Jaclyn Smith

Remember when The Bionic Woman had a chance to reinvent itself? It was a not-so-great attempt at a classic... well, Charlie's Angels may be coming back for another life on TV... we'll see... I hope they don't overlook changing it up and using some of the originals... Smith, Jackson and Ladd... heck, why don't they run the Agency?
Casting Ideas? Who do you think should be cast?

Here's some ideas...
Eva Mendez, Brooke Shields
Keri Russell, Gabrielle Union

Shu Qi , Lisa Bonet

Amanda Peet
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Editorial: Texan of the Year

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Somewhere in the heroics at Fort Hood there's a Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year for 2009, many of our readers insist. The dedication to duty and willingness to sacrifice moved people profoundly after the mass murders on the massive Army base near Killeen on Nov. 5.
DMN Texan of the Year Coming Sunday, Dec. 27

"A Texan (or Texans) who has had uncommon impact; who exemplifies Texas traits of trailblazing, independence and staring down adversity; and who has affected or influenced lives.
Readers also point to these same qualities in so many others whose names or stories are unfamiliar to many of us. And they have given us a long list of nominees to pore over for the annual Texan of the Year recognition. A few:

•Dr. Priscilla Hollander, an endocrinologist at Baylor University Medical Center, is "the reason many thyroid cancer patients are alive today," said reader Susie Harrison of Rockwall.

•Pam Cope, founder of Touch a Life Foundation of Coppell, should be recognized for rescuing "trafficked children in Saigon, child slaves in Ghana and AIDS orphans in Cambodia," said Tracy Begland of Coppell.

•Todd Henry, stabbed to death in his special education classroom at John Tyler High School, was beloved by students and "truly gave his life for education," said Craig Gibson of Tyler.
Educators are well represented in the ongoing list of nominations, ranging from "all 300,000 Texas teachers," to individual classroom stars, to principals who emerged as high-impact turnaround artists for schools that others had given up on.

Impact. It's the ultimate qualification for Texan of the Year. There's no argument that hero jetliner pilot Sully Sullenberger had it, or Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert or Gov. Rick Perry. The Perry name came up a lot in the e-mail, some of it from admirers.

One person who has no shortage of admirers is identified in these parts by just one name: Laura.
"Texan of the Year should be Laura Bush," wrote Kristina Kiik. "Through the Women's Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute and the Institute of Women's Health at Texas Tech, the former First Lady is educating and empowering women at home and abroad."
The list of single-namers goes on – Colt, Kinky, Willie, Ebby, Jerry – some having spectacular years; others, spectacular lives.

One life that ended this year in remarkable fashion was Corpus Christi native Farrah Fawcett's. Wrote Leeanne Rebic Hay of Plano: "With dignity and grace, whimsy and tears, Farrah Fawcett created a documentary on her battle with cancer in the final stage of her life. She was the quintessential Texan – strong, brave, God-fearing and emanating an inner beauty that forever eclipsed the outer beauty of her youth."

Reader Sandra Steinbach celebrated someone less celebrated: "My mail carrier, who brings our daily mail no matter the weather, knows our dog's name, waves cheerily to me as I drive down the street and worries a little if I don't."

From the famous to the less so, which Texan (or Texans) had the kind of impact this year that merits recognition as Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year for 2009?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Farrah Fawcett Re-Created Beauty Head

Dash N Dazzle did an excellent job of making this almost life like recreation of Farrah.

The link for where this doll head was advertised for sale follows, I believe it's been sold...

This is the write up: Farrah Fawcett - Remembered by Dash N Dazzle -- Any child of the sixties, seventies, or eighties may remember the life-size heads produced by Mattel and Mego to cater to the children who are hair stylists at heart. Farrah was The Hollywood Doll of the Seventies, and this celebrity tribute was done with a vintage Mego toy stylist head of Farrah Fawcett. Phil and David of Dash N Dazzle did an amazingly beautiful tribute to Farrah with this creation.

Here's the link to a variety of celebrity dolls...
Before & After

Friday, November 20, 2009

Birthday Wishes from Mike Pingel

A big thanks to Mike Pingel for giving me some artwork that puts me in the frame with Farrah! Very Cute MIKE! I loved it. This got me to thinking... have I photoshopped myself with Farrah before? Of course I have.

With Dean Cain, Farrah Fawcett & Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Postcards in the mail...

I sent out a huge batch of cards yesterday. Thank you to everyone who wrote a nice note. If you'd still like a card they are here. Just send a self addressed, stamped envelope, they will fit in a standard sized envelope... write "Please do not bend" on the envelope you send. Some people sent inserts. If you send an oversized envelope be sure to include the correct postage.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Midnight Train to Georgia

Late actress FARRAH FAWCETT inspired soul classic MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA. The tune, which was a huge hit for Gladys Knight & The Pips, was originally titled Midnight Plane to Houston until Whitney Houston’s mum Cissy rejigged it. But songwriter Jim Weatherly insists the hit will always be dedicated to Fawcett and her former husband Lee Majors in his mind. Weatherly tells Nashville Story Source he wrote the song after chatting to his pal on the phone. He says, “She said she was packing her clothes and she was gonna go back and visit her folks and she was taking the midnight plane to Houston. When she said that a little bell went off in my head. “I actually used Farrah and Lee as kind of like the people in the song… It’s just a simple little story about a girl that comes to L.A. to make it, becomes a star and everything, finds it too hard and goes back (home).”

Postcards are HERE!

I've gotten a lot of letters and the printer had to re-print, so they will go out the beginning of next week... the first print was too dark... this one is just right! Thank you for your letters and e-mails of support.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

In Memoriam Postcard from

UPDATE 11/29/2011; no more postcards available.



This is the postcard 4 by 6 (only 1,000 are being printed) in memoriam of Farrah Fawcett. If you'd like one, please mail a self addressed and stamped envelope (at least 5 by 7) and one will be mailed to you. They are free, please do not send or enclose any monies.

UPDATE 11/29/2011; no more postcards available

.Send your self addressed stamped envelope to:

Steve McKinnis
1010 University Avenue #754
San Diego, CA 92103

On Back Message:

Today is a hard day.
Today someone admired is gone but not forgotten.
The smile, the hair, the talent.
The Mother, the Sister, the Actress.

The fight was fought with pure determination.
The desire was raw and unflinching.
The hope was strong and unrelenting.
The faith was pure and unfaltering.

Facing, Fighting, Foraging.
You didn’t go quietly into the night.
Bringing about change in a tenuous hour.
With humor and strength and courage.

Your wings will dip into the clouds, the rain, the sun.
Surrounded by family who’ve gone on before you.
Healthy, whole and smiling.
This angel has found a new home.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
By Steve McKinnis

The first card has been ordered and is in the print process.

Other Postcards Ideas

1. Collage Front

2. 4 sq #1

3. 4 sq #2

4. 4 sq #3

5. 4 sq#4

If you think one of these would be a 2nd great cover... e-mail me ( and voice your opinion.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Old Farrah work

I found this on my old backup drive. I did this on a very old Mac. I think this has to be at least 5 years old... also a charcoal drawing... scans of that...

I think the charcoal was done about 1994 or 5...
Below is a pencil drawing I did... not sure of the year on this one either.
It's actually in color but didn't scan well, so I made it black and white via PhotoShop.

Monday, September 14, 2009

In my room

This photo of Fawcett, I remember, hanging in my dorm room. There’s an old Polaroid of it somewhere. I believe it was 1981. I was a Freshman at Hastings College in Hastings, NE. I don’t think I ever thought I would get to meet Farrah at that time. I’ve started reading Alana’s book and account of her time with Fawcett. The foreword is very touching. Alan struggled with this book and her interview on the Today show (with Meredith V.) about the book is touching. Alana “get’s it” and is respectful and honest and forthright (seemingly so) about the relationship and the “why’s” of her choice and struggle throughout Farrah’s battle. In spite and despite some of the negative press circling Alana and Ryan O’Neal, the reality is: Farrah loved who she loved and in the end, I find it hard to believe or understand why she’d keep those close to her when she needed the most support of all if there wasn’t an underlying love for those around here. I’m not speculating about romantic love, just a love in general. At any rate, it’s still a little strange to think that Fawcett’s gone. Alana said she wants the book to be a tribute to friendship. I think she achieved that goal. I also, deeply, respect Alana’s choice to stop writing about Fawcett dying. That speaks volumes about the depth of her respect and love for Farrah.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This gal is not Farrah Fawcett...

I'd meant to post this earlier... I was thumbing through a major publication and a picture was shown with the caption "Farrah Fawcett." The woman photographed wasn't and isn't Farrah Fawcett. Since then I've seen photos of her on-line. Really? People can't tell the difference?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vanity Fair/CNN

The latest issue of Vanity Fair has two covers, one featuring Fawcett the other featuring Jackson. Be sure to get a copy. It has an interesting article inside with interviews with Ryan O’Neal, Alana Stewart and others who were close to Fawcett. Also of note is the interview Griffin O’Neal gave to CNN regarding O’Neal and what his take on Ryan’s actions and what transpired throughout the relationship and even more so the night of the fiasco that was to be Fawcett’s birthday celebration. The O’Neal’s have a long and turbulent history of violence, substance abuse and difficulties that have been well documented over the years. It’s a sad reflection and focus after the passing of Fawcett. On a personal note, I wish they could’ve left Fawcett’s last moments to herself and between those in the room that experienced them. I think it’s poor form to relay and share that kind of moment with anyone other than family. There’s no “right to know” here.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Hours | The Angels

I had to tinker with it now that I was looking at it again...

The Original THE HOURS poster, Streep, Moore and Kidman

Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Kate Jackson & Farrah Fawcett in THE ANGELS

I like this one best!
I did this graphic for the slideshow you see on only it was done at the time this movie was out and in the theatres. I didn't realize, until I was looking in my folder, that there was a typo on the bottom one, which I didn't use, but liked the best.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fawcett photo from LIFE

I remember this photo being used in TIME Magazine, years ago, when she was appearing in EXTREMITIES in New York. A great photo and I remember cutting it out and posting it on a board and thinking just how cute she looked.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Farrah Fawcett receives one last Emmy nomination... for her cancer-battle documentary

By Lizzie Smith
Last updated at 5:26 PM on 16th July 2009

Nominees for the prestigious Emmy Awards were announced today, but for one it was too late to join the celebrations. Farrah Fawcett died of cancer three weeks ago, but her documentary charting her battle against the disease has been nominated in the nonfiction special category. 'It's very bittersweet. Farrah passed away three weeks ago today,' said Alana Stewart, who helped film her longtime friend for Farrah's Story. 'I know that she would be so, so happy. This was so important to her, this project. 'She's been nominated before, and I just know that this would be the most important one of all.'