Welcome to The Waltons Forum. This forum is for fans of the classic 1970s television show, The Waltons.Please read the Forum Rules before posting.An exciting new documentary which celebrates the life of Earl Hamner, creator of The Waltons, is being filmed. Click the link or the image below to find out how WE can help:
A diverse group of actors, directors, producers, family and friends all come together to share their memories of Earl Hamner, Jr. and working on various shows and movies he has written. Television shows including The Twilight Zone, Falcon Crest, Appalachian Autumn, Gentle Ben, Nanny and the Professor and The Waltons are highlighted. Movies such as Spencer's Mountain, Palm Springs Weekend, Heidi and Charlotte's Web are also included. This documentary film celebrates Earl Hamner the man, the storyteller, and how he has enriched our lives through his writing. Earl Hamner once said, "There were eight of us. Tall, lean, fine-boned, red- headed youngsters growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia during the Depression. My father called us 'his thoroughbreds,' and put us on a pedestal. CBS called us 'The Waltons,' and put us on television." These stories and more in "EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER"
ESO ENTERTAINMENT presents EARL HAMNER RICHARD THOMAS MICHAEL MCGREEVEY and Friends in a film by RAY CASTRO and TIM MCABEE "EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER", A Documentary On The Life And Works Of Earl Hamner music by JON WALMSLEY PAUL CARDALL edited by TONY MILLER director of photography ALEJANDRO GOMEZ executive producer EARL HAMNER produced by RAY CASTRO TIM MCABEE MICHAEL MCGREEVEY directed by RAY CASTRO
Post by patriciaanne on Mar 24, 2014 16:42:26 GMT -5
I didn't know he was involved in Nanny and the Professor. I loved that show! I also liked Gentle Ben and the Twilight Zone. So much of his work I loved. But of course, The Waltons is my favorite. It's GW that used to be on Nanny and the Professor, right? Guess that's how he got The Waltons gig.
It has been a year-long labor of love and we're happy to report that the EARL HAMNER STORYTELLER documentary has been filmed.
In the film, Earl travels back to his childhood home in Schuyler, Virginia to visit with his siblings. He takes us to one of his fishing holes, to the Baptist Church he attended as a youngster, and to several other special places. Actors including Richard Thomas, Susan Sullivan, Judy Norton, Carole Cook, Michael Learned, James Best, Mary McDonough, Bill Mumy, Eric Scott, Lorenzo Lamas, Ronnie Claire Edwards, Veronica Cartwright and many others who worked with Earl, share their comments and great stories about him. These are just a few of the highlights. We have some wonderful content.
Many of you have asked when and where the documentary will be available. The film has entered post production and we will have more information about it's availability in the near future. Some of you have asked how you can be involved in the project and offered your support. You can get involved and we greatly appreciate your help.
Stay tuned in the coming days as we prepare to make a very exciting announcement.