I am a PR Rep and PAO. (SEE: (blogs): highvizpr,abbebuckpr, abbebuckpublicaffairs); Twitter). YES, politics + info-tainment are ruling the day; W/ micro-blogging speeding the process of plow and share ten-fold, I share PR POV right here, welcoming all Q & A. To find out more about my line, "GOOGLE" (of course!)/ get in touch. (Still) TOPICAL QUOTE: "We are living in an age of Publicity" -Will Rogers (1924) ~~(Some things just never change!) # # #

Friday, July 08, 2005

Who is Abbe Buck, PR, anyway, and what does she do?

So, did you want to see who I am? Here I am, a relentless showboat!


and this is what I do --(*click on link!*) -- somebody has to do it!


The great cowboy humorist Will Rogers once said, "We are living in an age of Publicity". Let me update the 1924 quote by adding "24 x 7". --AB, PR


Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Author "Sweet Smell of Success" dies, leaves movie as legacy!

Ernest Lehman: In Memoriam. 1915-2005

What a good run he had. He won the honorary Oscar a few years ago, well deserved. (((Glenn Ford really needs to get this award while he is still with us!))) Ernest Lehman wrote the screen adaptations for "Sabrina", "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Hello, Dolly!", but I will always remember "The Sweet Smell of Success", the best damn movie Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster ever made! What an inspiration!

He became a freelance writer, and his first sale was a profile of entertainer Ted Lewis to Colliers magazine. Freelancing was, he claimed, a "very nervous way to make a living," so Lehman went to work writing copy for a publicity firm specializing in theatrical productions and celebrities.

That experience later informed 1957's "The Sweet Smell of Success," which he scripted with Clifford Odets based on one of Lehman's novellas, "Tell Me About It Tomorrow." Starring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, the movie focused on the relationship between a powerful gossip columnist and an unscrupulous press agent and has come to be considered a classic dissection of the underside of show business. In 2002, it served as the basis for a Broadway musical.



Tuesday, July 05, 2005

SOON to be yet another TV Movie --or -- Whatever happened to the "good samaritan" in these united states? There ought to be a law -- against cops!

Grrrrrrr -- makes my blood boil, too ! from the goodpr_badpr web blog:


Why am I posting this? It's personal with me. To the AP it's National. To the average citizen, it will be yet another reasson NOT to get involved but get nmore self-involved and go into their own "reality" *(or, yes, make that sub-non-reality) shows. Move over, Andy Warhol, here come Mister and Missus Nutz! NEXT: TV Movie - Police VS Citizens of Texas, on the USA Network!


AP: Texas Man Arrested After Heroic Rescue

Dave Newman, 48, disobeyed repeated orders by emergency personnel to leave the water, police said. He was charged with interfering with public duties.

"I was amazed," Newman said Monday after his release on $2,000 bail. "I had a very uncomfortable night after saving that guy's life. He thanked me for it in front of the police, and then they took me to jail.

"Abed Duamni, 35, of Houston, said he had just finished eating at a restaurant Sunday when he decided to go for a swim in a nearby river. Duamni said he didn't see any signs warning swimmers of dangerous currents.Newman said he pulled Duamni out of the water, swimming under a waterfall and over to the shore opposite from the restaurant. He could hear law enforcement personnel telling him to come back to the other side.

According to police, Newman smirked and seemed annoyed by officers' requests. He stood in the water for about 15 seconds before swimming downstream."When he came across the river, the officer stuck out his hand like he's going to help him out of the water, and he put cuffs on him," said John Parnell, pastor of St. Augustine Old Roman Catholic Church in Fort Worth.