26th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2014. The Tonight Show snagged Jimmy Fallon; climate changes moved faster around the world; and the Ebola virus became a frequent topic in the news. The Church of England voted on allowing women to become bishops, and we wondered if the Cold War was once again being waged. Debbies Book was released in both print […]

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Remembering Jim Marin of Art Deco L.A.

I recently found out that Jim Marin, formerly the owner of Art Deco LA, had passed away in Las Vegas. Jim was bigger than life. As an old biker boy his biggest downfall was his passion for his collection of great Art Deco Furniture lamps, rugs and decorative props. Al from Al’s Studio Rental had […]

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25th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2013. The Affordable Care Act launched; Snowden released NSA top secrets; and Pope Francis was elected as the new leader of Vatican City. Thanks to Miley, we learned about “twerking”; Breaking Bad ended its successful run; and the obsession with zombies continued on The Walking Dead. Meanwhile, by popular demand, Debbies Book went old school […]

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24th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2009–2010. This was to be the last edition of Debbies Book that we printed. As you can see by the cover, we focused on making the book an online resource. Each year, we increased the scope of the book’s sources to include and provide a broader appeal to those working in all entertainment-related industries. As […]

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23rd Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2008–2009. Thirty years of Debbies Book…whew! From 1977 to 2009—who would have guessed that we would’ve been the ‘go-to resource’ for the odd and unusual for over 30 years? Since our original Internet database was put into place in 1997 and designed for dial-up, it became apparent that it was time to upgrade. We (along […]

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22nd Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2007–2008. If you’ve been reading these throwback posts, I’m sure you found some arguable details in a fact or two or some news event more important than the one given. Don’t bother to let me know what it is because, by this time, I’m too old and I’m just glad my mind still works. I […]

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21st Edition – Debbies Book Restrospective

2006–2007. The Pasadena Art Center for Design approached us for a Debbies Book series of lectures and tours of facilities that showcase everything from effects, wardrobe & props to event houses in the Los Angeles area. Heroes hit it big on the little screen, while The Departed took the Oscar for Best Picture and Al […]

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20th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2005-2006. We watched Grey’s Anatomy, Medium, Lost and Survivor: Palau, and Million Dollar Baby and The Aviator did well at the Oscars. YouTube launched; the group of 8 nations pledged aid to Africa; and we followed the Terri Schiavo case. Michael Jackson stood trial on child molestation charges; Scooter Libby was indicted for publicly identifying […]

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19th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2004–2005. Debbies Book cover goes retro wild, and we make T-shirts of the cover for a collectible. Paris Hilton debuted The Simple Life, and we were treated to Desperate Housewives, The Apprentice and CSI: NY. Sequels such as Shrek 2, Spider-Man 2 and Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban hit the theatres. Facebook launched; Google went […]

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18th Edition – Debbies Book Retrospective

2003–2004. It was unlikely that we would get our own star on Hollywood Blvd., so we gave ourselves the honor with our “Debbies Book Star on the Walk of Fame” issue. The television season gave us Cold Case, Joe Millionaire, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, while on the big screen, we enjoyed Matrix: […]

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