Marsha Hunt 's 101st Birthday Gift

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Hi All:  Thursday  October 17th is Marsha Hunt's 101st birthday!  If you are looking for a memorable gift to send her, please consider making a donation to our documentary fund as we try to raise funds to get the film into a limited run in a theater in her hometown, New York City in October ( Oct 26- Nov. 1st) 

OR, If you'd like to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION - through the 501c3 - The International Documentary Association (DONATIONS MADE THROUGH THIS PAGE ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.) Here's a link where you can make a tax deductible donation online via PayPal. http://www.documentary.org/film/marsha-hunt-sweet-adversity?film_id=3094 I willl forward check on if you go through the IDA.

If you're not crazy about making donations over the internet, you can mail a check to me at 12740 Pacific Avenue #6 Los Angeles CA 90066

Marsha has led an extraordinary life. After she was unfairly blacklisted - and her career in film, television and radio came to a quiet halt, she found a new passion as a humanitarian and activist. She WAS the first Angelina Jolie. Eleanor Roosevelt was her mentor when she started supporting the United Nations Association in 1955. She gave over 50 years to the U.N going around the country talking about the specialized agencies of the UN & the good work they were doing. She was one of Hollywood's first celebrity activists. Starting with World War II, where she worked almost every Saturday night of the war at the Hollywood Canteen- and for the next seven decades, Marsha raised awareness and funds for the homeless, the hungry, those with mental illness... the list goes on. In 2017, she celebrates 82 years as an actress.

If Marsha has touched your life in ANY way, please show your gratitude by "paying it forward".

Please HONOR her life by giving WHAT you can.  Times ARE tough. if you can't give a donation, you can do your part by SHARING this with others who love Marsha.  Let's get this film into THEATERS!!
Please help me publicize this - I could use some publicity about the film.. SHARE THIS LINK.. 
 
Blessings to ALL and PEACE to all wherever you are in the world!! - Roger C. Memos, Director "Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity"

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Hello and good morning.. I want to thank each and every one of you for your generous donations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! We had a wonderful run of the documentary in Encino. I went to all the screenings and met the 444 people who came to see the film over the course of the week. Just about everyone raved about the film- and left the theater inspired by Marsha's story. We sold out the screening on July 17th - 174 seats..Marsha spoke.. the photo enclosed here is of my sister in law's father Karl Rupp who reminds Marsha that they danced together at the Hollywood Canteen in 1943!
As a result of our good numbers, The Laemmles offered us a screening of the film at the Fine Arts Theater next Tuesday July 31st at 7:30 pm. Claudia Puig, President of the L.A. Film Critics Association will be moderating the Q &A session with Marsha after the film ( She LOVED the film!)
I am concerned about attendance. There are a few variables. We didn't have enough time to get publicity into the weekly papers here in town. And there is construction on Wilshire Boulevard that could scare people away.
Here is information about the film screening, as well as a link to purchase tickets. Could I ask you all to "cut and paste" and share with friends and family in the Los Angeles area. If anyone needs to reach out to me, I can be reached at zeldacandance@aol.com Here is film information and again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You should know that you all have made a 100 old woman SO happy! Marsha can't get over how kind and beautiful her fans are!

"Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity"
Directed by Roger C. Memos
Produced by Richard Adkins, Joan Cohen & Roger C. Memos
Running Time: 97 Minutes

Aryha Fine ArtsTheater
8556 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310-478-3836

Show date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:30 p.m.


Marsha Hunt is scheduled to speak after this screening. Claudia Puig, President of the L.A. Film Critics Association will moderate the Q & A.

For press inquiries, please contact Beve Regas at b.regas@kallistapr.com or Roger C. Memos at 310-717-9364

Synopsis: In 1935, 17-year old aspiring actress Marsha Hunt was discovered in Hollywood. She signed with Paramount Pictures and went on to a flourishing career at MGM. She made 54 films in 17 years before a series of unfortunate events led to her being unfairly blacklisted. After the blacklist, she championed humanitarian causes, forging a career as one of Hollywood’s first celebrity activists. As far back as 1955, she worked tirelessly alongside her mentor, Eleanor Roosevelt, to support the work that the United Nations Association was accomplishing in the U.S. At age 100, Marsha continues to fight for causes she believes in. This film is a call to action for activists of all ages.

Link to Laemmle Theatre to purchase tickets: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44113
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Hello everyone.. I'm SO excited to let you all know that the documentary will be playing at the Town Country 5 Laemmle Theater in Encino from Friday, July 13-19th Daily Showtimes 1;30 pm and 4:30 pm On Tuesday, July 17th, we have a NIGHT screening - at 7:20 p.m. Marsha will be speaking after this screening. I KNOW it is harder to get to a daytime screening but I'm hoping you can take a vacation day or play "hookey from work to attend the screening. There are SO many wonderful restaurants by the theater in Encino..come make a day of it. I am trying to raise funds to get the film shown for a week in New York City and you can do your part to help by SHARING this ticket link https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/44113?date=2018-07-18 Let's fill up the theater for Marsha. She is SO thrilled and overwhelmed by all this. This film is SO timely now. It is one big civics lesson that that world MUST see. I thank you ALl from the bottom of my heart for your generosity. And thank you to Greg Laemmle for giving us a fair price to get into the theaters. Let's fill the theater- especially at the evening screening on the 17th thanks again! roger c. memos, director -co-producer
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Hi All: Tomorrow is Marsha Hunt's 100th birthday! If you are looking for a memorable gift to send her, please consider making a donation to our documentary fund as we try to raise funds to get the film into a limited run in a theater in Los Angeles in February. (L.A. first, then NYC - but in need of "financial angel" to help us get into both cities) We have a lot of costs involved in getting the film ready for theatrical projection.

OR, If you'd like to make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION - through the 501c3 - The International Documentary Association (DONATIONS MADE THROUGH THIS PAGE ARE NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE.) Here's a link where you can make a tax deductible donation online via PayPal. http://www.documentary.org/film/marsha-hunt-sweet-adversity?film_id=3094 I willl forward check on if you go through the IDA.

If you're not crazy about making donations over the internet, you can mail a check to me at 12740 Pacific Avenue #6 Los Angeles CA 90066

Marsha has led an extraordinary life. After she was unfairly blacklisted - and her career in film, television and radio came to a quiet halt, she found a new passion as a humanitarian and activist. She WAS the first Angelina Jolie. Eleanor Roosevelt was her mentor when she started supporting the United Nations Association in 1955. She gave over 50 years to the U.N going around the country talking about the specialized agencies of the UN & the good work they were doing. She was one of Hollywood's first celebrity activists. Starting with World War II, where she worked almost every Saturday night of the war at the Hollywood Canteen- and for the next seven decades, Marsha raised awareness and funds for the homeless, the hungry, those with mental illness... the list goes on. In 2017, she celebrates 82 years as an actress.

If Marsha has touched your life in ANY way, please show your gratitude by "paying it forward".

Please HONOR her life by giving WHAT you can. Times ARE tough. if you can't give a donation, you can do your part by SHARING this with others who love Marsha. Let's get this film into THEATERS!!
Please help me publicize this - I could use some publicity about the film.. SHARE THIS LINK..

Blessings to ALL and PEACE to all wherever you are in the world!! - Roger C. Memos, Director "Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity"
Happy 100th Birthday Marsha Hunt
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$101
Jimi Kaufer
4 days ago

To honor and celebrate our magnificent Marsha's 101st birthday!

$10
Janet Levite
10 days ago

Wish I could give more. Can't wait to see the film!

$100
Laurence Greca
12 days ago

Aunt Marsha is the Real Deal...

$18
Jane Fisher
13 days ago

Please support my dear friend Roger Memos’ award-winning, timely and timeless documentary film, “Sweet Adversity” about actress and activist Marsha Hunt!

$5
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1 month ago
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Stephanie Valdivia-Grand
1 month ago

Roger - you are amazing! You should be so proud of yourself. It's nice to see all your hard work pay off. Keep up the good work! Love you, Steph

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