Comet Over Hollywood owner Jessica Pickens is a classic film lover. By trade, she formerly like Torchy Blane working as the education and county government reporter at the Shelby Star newspaper in North Carolina and is now in public relations at a hospital system. A Comet Over Hollywood column is published most Sundays in several area newspapers.
Since Comet Over Hollywood started in 2009, Pickens has interviewed actors James Best and Dolores Hart and covered the 2013 and 2014 Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Classic film shaped our society, pop culture and our knowledge. There would be no glamor and Rodeo Drive without Cecil B. Demille’s first farm house that he built in a barren Los Angeles in the 1920s.
For me Turner Classic Movies is my education, silent movies talk and Joan Crawford isn’t what her daughter made her out to be in “Mommie Dearest.”
With a mix of classic movie and journalism writing knowledge, a Comet Over Hollywood is still burning.
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