progressive social action

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Here’s one way a dancer with a broken ankle can get 360 girls a year on their feet. Abby was two weeks away from starring in her first big gig – a production of Jesus Christ Superstar – that would showcase her dance talents. Then she broke her ankle. That’s when she realized she loved … Continue reading


Did somebody just say that a baton-twirling Miss Missouri, diagnosed with a learning disorder, jumped out of the entertainment spotlight to help struggling entrepreneurs achieve their goals… …and wrote 4 bestselling business books while serving on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University, the Women Presidents’ Organization, Women Impacting Public Policy and the Institute for … Continue reading


Gina and her sister Anne entered show business when there was a call for twin models, which put Gina on track to attend the RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her journey taught her that she preferred being behind the scenes, producing. And producing taught her that she’d rather be … Continue reading


“They used to give us a day–it was called International Women’s Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the … Continue reading

Now, We Know You Must Have Some Good Ideas…

LEND US A HAND? Lester & Charlie are researching for a new book called Rising Stars, and we’re looking for a few good men and women who started their careers in arts or entertainment and it led to progressive activism. Here are a few examples: *A USO girl who left the chorus line to help … Continue reading

History 101: Sedition

History 101: Congress passed the short-lived Sedition Act on this day in 1798, making it illegal to spread malicious, false or scandalous rumors about the government. Not surprisingly, 25 Republicans were promptly arrested for sedition. ***

Protected: Lend Us a Hand?

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Do You Know Anyone Like This?

RISING STARS We’re producing a book about people who abandoned their dream of being a star in the entertainment industry and became a star instead in progressive social action. Do you know anyone who fits that bill? Each will be interviewed and professionally photographed for the book — and recognized for being the star they … Continue reading