New Audio Book, Read By Samantha, Due Out This Summer
Samantha has just finished work on another book on tape for Random House. "Lady in Waiting," a novel by Susan Meissner, is due out in early September. "Put anything written by Susan Meissner on your 'must read now!' list," raves writer Jane Kirkpatrick.
"Makes a good summer read, ladies!" -Samantha Eggar
"This playlet belonged to beautiful Samantha Eggar, so smooth and charming as Detective Cameo...." ~Don Grigware, in a review of the May 29th CART tribute performance for Norman Corwin. To read the review in its entirety, visit www.losangeles.broadwayworld.com.
Samantha was honored to have the opportunity to perform again last month for the renowned Mr. Corwin:
"I first had the thrill of working with this amazing man about 17 years ago. At 83 he stood tall with a wild mane of hair and movie star looks. I was asked to be in a classic piece of his called "The Plot to Overthrow Christmas", starring Richard Crenna, Roddy McDowall, David Warner, Stan Freeberg, William Windom, Norman LLyod and Kathleen Freeman, among other luminaries.
"Having caught up on this author's monumental history, I was in awe. Norman Corwin is one of the greatest living writers of the English Language, being called the "Poet Laureate" of Radio. A documentary film, A Note of Triumph; The Golded Age of Norman Corwin, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Feature in 2006."
"I remember that his ease of direction and connection with actors was so enveloping that soon the rehersals were humming. His writing is so unique and for an actor, delicious to express.
"Last weekend on his 100th birthday tribute we reprised the same comedy play along with other gems. I again could perform for him. What joy! The twinkle is still in his eye as he arrived at the theatre wearing a very dapper cap. His genuine love of words and thoughts spell magic in those that are lucky enough to act them - and laughter and tears for the ears of those who hear them."
May 29th: Samantha co-stars in the California Artists Radio Theatre presentation of "Comedy Corwin" in honor of Norman Corwin's 100th birthday. This live performance features two comedies written by Mr. Corwin ("Mary and the Fairy" and "Murder in Studio One"). Please note that seating is limited, and the event on May 1st sold out days in advance. For more information, please visit www.calartistsradiotheatre.org.
May 1st: Samantha will be participating in the California Artists Radio Theatre 100th Birthday Tribute to writer, director, and producer Norman Corwin. Visit www.calartistsradiotheatre.org for more information.
March 12th: Popcorn on hand? DVR in working order? Then you're ready for the day-long marathon of Samantha's films on Turner Classic Movies airing Friday, March 12th!
TCM has selected a nice range of her film characters, from bad girl Robin in Psyche '59 to good girl Deborah Dainton in The Walking Stick. As fans know, some of these films are making a very rare broadcast appearance and a few are currently not available on home video. Pop the corn, set the DVR and enjoy!
10:15 AM Psyche '59 (1964)
12:00 PM The Collector (1965)
2:15 PM Return From The Ashes (1965)
4:15 PM Walk, Don't Run (1966)
6:15 PM The Walking Stick (1970)
As the heroine, Samantha Eggar gives a beautifully restrained and evocotive performance. She creates a character that is quite simply more interesting and cohesive than I am used to seeing in movies. NY Times review of "The Walking Stick" by film critic Roger Greenspun.
March 17th: Samantha joins the cast as California Artists Radio Theatre presents a St. Patrick's Day comedy, Hyacinth Halvey, The Lad From Carrow. The CART performance includes a fun selection of Irish music and an assortment of Irish door prizes! For more information, go to calartistsradiotheatre.org.
On February 28th, Samantha will MC the awards ceremony for Catholics in Media. For ticket information, visit www.catholicsinmedia.org.
On January 23rd, Samantha gave a stellar performance as Mary Stuart in the California Artist's Radio Theatre presentation of "Mary, Queen of Scots." Here's what Roger Grace, an editor with the Metropolitan News had to say about Samantha:
"What a gripping performance! Samantha Eggar's rebuking of the queen was astoundingly powerful, her closing monologue so gentle and moving. It was acting at its zenith. Her talents are constantly impressive in the various roles she plays."
An audio copy of the entire performance will soon be available through www.CARTaudio.org.
On January 12th, Random House released Melanie Benjamin's novel "Alice I Have Been," along with the unabridged audiobook read by Samantha. The book is a captivating blend of fact and fiction regarding the life of Alice Liddell, the 'Alice' who inspired Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice in Wonderland."
(An interesting side note: Tim Burton's action-fantasy film "Alice in Wonderland," starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, is scheduled to be released on Samantha's birthday, March 5th. Samantha played a supporting role in Depp's movie "The Astronaut's Wife" in 1999.)
Samantha's audiobook reading of Melanie Benjamin's novel can be purchased through www.randomhouse.com.