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Ahna Capri
Aron Kincaid
Gayle Caldwell
Lori Williams
Quinn O'Hara
William Wellman, Jr.

Ahna Capri:  This charming, statuesque blonde actress has an impressive acting resume, but her most famous role is the femme fatale in Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon".

I like Ahna!  She's a lot of fun!  She has such a bright, brassy personality.   And she has lots of great stories to tell.

If Ahna Capri and Quinn O'Hara are anything alike, it's that they both really "come alive" for the camera.  They act so casual until the camera's on, then it's SHOWTIME!  They can really pose...and they can turn it on and off in the blink of an eye.  Ahna Capri was an excellent subject to photograph.  These pictures were taken in Quinn O'Hara's backyard on April 5, 2009.

See Ahna's photos HERE!

Visit Ahna Capri's feature in the Actors/Actresses/Performers Department!

Aron Kincaid:  The popular star of 1960s beach movies is a very likable and supremely talented fellow.  I enjoyed meeting him.  He has a great acting ability and a penchant for doing a wide variety of voices.  Most interesting is his talent for painting.  Aron Kincaid, under the name of N.N. Williams II, is a prolific artist of realistic and caricature celebrity portraits.

He's a funny guy, but he's also very disenchanted with the current Hollywood scene.  I think rightfully so.  He still did some acting work in the 1980s, but shifted all of his acting talent into voiceover work in the 1990s.  Since the days of doing villain Killer Croc on "Batman: The Animated Series", he has dropped out of acting altogether and sticks to his art.  He's quite excellent and was, at the time, working on a painting of screen legend Maureen O'Hara for a museum in Ireland.  Still, it would be nice to have someone with his acting talent in movies and television again.

These pictures were taken in Beverly Hills against a tree to capture that creepy, "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" effect.  The date is April 2, 2009.

See Aron's photos HERE!

Visit Aron Kincaid's feature in the Actors/Actresses/Performers Department!

Gayle Caldwell:  She was a close friend of mine for over four years before we met in person!  This eternally lovely and talented musician (and actress) is a kind and gentle soul.  Onstage, she is a very bold and spunky personality.  In private, she's quite shy and reclusive.  A quietly intense thinker and serious artist, Gayle puts out great, delicate music.

These pictures were taken amongst the redwood trees of Montgomery Woods near Ukiah on March 29, 2009.

See Gayle's photos HERE!

Visit Gayle Caldwell's feature in the Music Department!

Lori Williams:  I'm astounded by Lori Williams!  I've enjoyed her in shows for years.  For those who don't know, her work goes back in time a bit. In these photos she looks like she's only 35!  It's incredible!  She was the tall, statuesque, blonde star of the cult classic "Faster Pussycat!  Kill!  Kill!".

Like the other celebrities I was fortunate to meet in California, Lori has a great personality.  She's probably the most blunt about the shows she was in more than anyone else I talked with.  Lori will straight up tell you what was good or "hideous", but in all shows she has an incredible love for performing.  She expressed interest in acting again, so that's something to look forward to.

These pictures were taken at a Starbuck's in Beverly Hills on April 2, 2009.

See Lori's photos HERE!

Visit Lori Williams' feature in the Actors/Actresses/Performers Department!

Quinn O'Hara:  Quinn and I were close friends for almost four years before we finally met face-to-face!  We even wrote a book together!  Quinn O'Hara and Gayle Caldwell were the two major reasons I went to California.  I wanted to visit my very good friends in person.  Quinn made the meetings of Ahna, Aron, Lori, Monique, and William possible.  I love her dearly and dedicate the entire feature of California 2009 to her.  She made California feel like a second home when I desperately needed to get away for awhile from my hectic life in Iowa.

This first set of pictures comes from a Starbuck's in Los Angeles on the night of April 1, 2009.  Quinn is so sweet and unassuming by nature, but really "comes on" for the camera.  It was great to get her on camera and video, because she instantly turns on a radiance that's beyond belief.  She's very photogenic.

This set of pictures was taken in the late afternoon of April 5, 2009 at Quinn's home.

See Quinn's photos HERE!

Visit Quinn O'Hara's feature in the Actors/Actresses/Performers Department!

William Wellman, Jr.:  It was a pleasure to meet a man as versatile in movies and television as William Wellman, Jr.  Besides acting, he also had a great deal to do with the production of his early shows.  He started acting in the late 1950s and has been going strong ever since.  You've got to respect that!  But even he takes a potshot at his acting performances of the late 1950s through 1960s.  "I'm surprised I've kept working all these years!" he laughs.  Since the 60s his acting has become much more polished and he's been in tons of popular projects.

These pictures were taken at a Starbuck's in Los Angeles on April 3, 2009.

See William's photos HERE!

Visit William Wellman, Jr.'s feature in the Actors/Actresses/Performers Department!