My first exposure to the work of my latest interview subject, Sandahl Bergman, came when WPIX, New York’s Movie Station, regularly played Conan The Barbarian throughout the 80s and 90s. Sandahl’s work as the brave warrior Valeria was very memorable. As I grew older, I would see more of Sandahl’s work in projects as diverse as All That Jazz, Xanadu and Stewardess School. I’d been hoping to interview Sandahl for a long time, but I never had any luck until this year.
I was first introduced to the work of my latest interview subject, Deborah Geffner, when I saw an unlikely duo of movies for the first time in the 00s, Bob Fosse’s magnum opus All That Jazz and the Cannon exploitation classic Exterminator 2. When I came across the trailer for Exterminator 2 on one of the Drive-In Delirium Blu-Rays put out by Australia’s Umbrella Entertainment, I noticed Ms. Geffner in the trailer, and I decided to reach out to her about an interview. With the help of her manager, Sharon Holleran, we spoke back in May, and now the interview is live. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this versatile talent.
My newest interview subject, Elizabeth Shepherd, was introduced to me by my friend Matt Beckoff, who books talents for conventions and recently collaborated with Ms. Shepherd on a CD with her performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s story Ligeia, a story which provided the basis for the 1964 Vincent Price movie The Tomb Of Ligeia, which costarred Ms. Shepherd. Elizabeth has worked in a diverse array of projects over the course of these past few decades, and on Wednesday, September 4th, I interviewed her about them. I hope you all enjoy getting to know her.