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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Great Weekend.

I had a great time at the Hollywood Celebrity Show over the weekend.
I sold a shitload of books (I'm Not Garbo, and one of my essay books).
People seemed very glad to see me, and me them.
I had a table next to Ed Asner and we hit it off immediately.
He has agreed to read one of my plays.
I ran in to Dawn Wells who did my other play twenty years ago, and still looks young enough to
do it in a new production.
And she has now grown into one of the older characters in my other play.
Thirty years ago, that part was done by Mitzi McCall.
Time plays funny tricks.
As I am now wheelchair bound, it was a great way for me to get out of the house.
And I can still direct either one of them by way of Skype.
I've proven that this can be done, and that I can do it.
I also met a major macher who works for Mayor Rahm Emanuel who is also reading the two plays, and professes to have major connections in Chicago theater.
We shall see.
Whatever happens, it was an extremely pleasant weekend.
If nothing happens from it, that's okay, too.


My books, "Show Runner" and it's sequel, "Show Runner Two", can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store.
Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries that have since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at
And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.



  1. So happy to finally meet you and your wife in person, Mark! Thanks for the dinner, too.

  2. Good to see you at Hollywood Celebrity Show on Sunday.
    Also good to meet Ed Asner, who was kind enough to autograph my copy of the play "A Case Of Libel".
    Ed had done a TV production of this play some years back; he took pride in his performance, and his inscription reflected that. (And this is a play that ought to be restaged somewhere, and soon.)
    Ed and his group joined me in a toast to the abolition of the Electoral College ... but that's another story.

  3. Now that you both have copies of "I'm Not Garbo", I'd love to get both of your reactions to it.

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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."