Glad to hear I have probably sent you enough information for the City of Puerto Vallarta re: the 100th birthday festival for Tennessee Williams. If you need more, please let me know.
In a series of small and larger miracles yesterday, Omar, who said he is the Chief of PV Police, helped me get the remainder of my property from the place I had been staying, and then I met a wealthy Canadian, who with her boyfriend and two other roommates, made a deal for me to move into their house (next door to the Chief of PV Police's house), in exchange for my stories and assistance in mediating some Canadian/Mexican misunderstandings -- as well as acting occassionally as their personal chaufer, so I am in NO WAY homeless anymore, and live in an upper middle-class home with private room, etc.
I believe this development will free up some (or all) of the $5,000.00 that Dr. John Mabrey claimed my mother had sent him. I will be persuing this next, today.
All best, and here's to a great celebration of Tennessee Williams and local culture and arts!!!
From: Gloria Palacios (Puerto Vallarta City Councilperson)
To: Scott Kenan
Sent: Mon, October 18, 2010 7:44:27 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Tennessee Williams Festival in Puerto Vallarta
I´ve received both mails, it´s ok.
Thank you. I will let you know as soon as i have the answer to your proposal.
"Hay que hacer las cosas ordinarias, con un amor extraordinario."
Gloria Palacios ---
On Mon, 10/18/10, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gloria: This did not yet come back to me, although I sent it before other emails that DID come back to me that I sent AFTER this one to you. My apologies if you recieve both.
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To: gloriapalaciosMon, October 18, 2010 1:15:00 PM
Subject: Tennessee Williams Festival in Puerto Vallarta
Dear Ms. Palacio Ponce:
My name is Scott David Kenan, and I was Tennessee Willaims’ last significant assistant. I wrote a book, WALKING ON GLASS: A MEMOIR OF THE LATER DAYS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, which has gotten rave reviews from John Lahr of The New Yorker magazine and many top Williams scholars. My book’s website is here: http://www.walkingonglass.net/ .
I propose to hold a festival in celebration of Tennessee Williams’ 100th birthday the weekend of March 17-20, 2011 centered on the island in Rio Cuale. I have already lined up the enthusiastic support of several venues, including (but not limited to) Oscar’s restaurant, La Cuiz , River Walk Café, the cultural center at the top of the island, La Palapa restaurant, Teatro Vallarta, and Teo’s in Mismaloya. Tennessee`s birthday is actually the 25th, but in deference to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival which will fall on that date in 2011, I propose the earlier date. Also, we can then get some of the same people to speak here without time conflicts. One of them is already interested.
The festival will begin with a cocktail reception Thursday night, and then Friday and Saturday will include performances and lectures in several venues. Films of TW’s plays will also be shown – perhaps at the Liz Taylor Theater , if it can be cleaned-up of the porno films that have been allowed there. This will be key to getting Ms. Taylor to sign on as Honorary Chairperson, and possibly even attend if her health allows. This, however, is not necessary.
Because the person (still living) whom I knew best while working for Mr. Williams is Meryl Streep, and because I am personal friends with John DiLeo, whose book on TW’s major screen actors is being published soon, as well as Rick McKay who wrote and filmed BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE (available on DVD) – and they have agreed to help me get in touch with all the right actors, we will have the top people. I also personally have had recent contact with others, such as Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Vanessa Redgrave, Olympia Dukakis, etc.
I worked the last 18 years for Pentagon Publishing, Inc., in Snellville , GA ( http://www.pentagon-usa.com/ ) selling advertising in major Defense Department publications, so I know how to contact key people and have much experience in fundraising. My distant cousins (whom I now know personally, plus/minus) own major interests in The Coca Cola Company and Bank of America, as well as many other major corporations who proudly sponsor cultural events. I will be able to raise substantial funds from them or others, and then the proceeds from ticket events (there will be many free events open to everyone as well) will go to support local arts and cultural programs, perhaps with a prejudice in favor of native Mexicans of this region.
I can supply references who are well known in their fields, especially the arts. Please let me know at your earliest convenience if you need further information from me before proceeding. XXXXXX is a good contact person while I am without a cell phone or computer of my own.
Scott D. Kenan