Posts By: Kevin Buckstiegel

Bea Arthur YouTube Playlist

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Before there was the YouTube era, video clips were provided on this website in Quicktime format. At the time, I would convert my favorite clips from the videos I was buying on VHS from eBay. Most videos were not larger than 320×240 and quality varied. Then YouTube came along and, slowly but surely, people started […]

Flashback in Bea Arthur History – Spring 2004

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It has been a while! I realized recently that it has been a solid decade since Bea’s one-woman show was at the height of its existence. Generally, I think of it between 2000 and 2004. She continued on longer than 2004, however, it was less frequent and staggered in performances. I also believe this site […]

Bea A Day – Daily fan art inspired by John Currin

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A fun read in the Huffington Post today featuring Michael Denison who has been creating daily artwork inspired by John Currin’s recent headlining portrait of Bea that was auctioned a few months ago. I have always enjoyed and encouraged the fan art of Bea over the years. Bea A Day (www.beaaday.com) is a Tumblr blog that […]

Remembering Bea in 2013

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Happy Mother’s Day to all! Tomorrow, the 13th, was Bea’s birthday, so wanted to remember that again in 2013. Rewatching the Golden Girls, Maude, and the many other performances, it’s easy to forget she is gone. Bea’s gift of recorded performances gives us an eternity of entertainment that past, present, and future fans will always […]

Insight from a Golden Girls writer

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An enjoyable read as Marc Cherry shares his memories of writing for Golden Girls in this insightful Vulture article.http://www.vulture.com Before he started dreaming up soapy story lines for Desperate Housewives (and the upcoming Devious Maids), Marc Cherry cut his teeth as a Hollywood writer on the final three seasons of The Golden Girls, which today faced off against Friends in the […]

Bea Arthur’s favorite charity destroyed by Sandy

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The Ali Forney Center, a non-profit organization that supports homeless LGBT youth, was so near and dear to Bea Arthur’s heart that she left the charity a sizable amount of money in her will when she… Read more over at Jezebel.com Please consider donating  at aliforneycenter.org

Maude 40th Marathon, why not!

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Been a while since you’ve called in sick and vegged out in front of the tv all day? Well, either way, mark the 12th as a personal day. The folks at Antenna TV are celebrating the day Maude first aired 40 years ago! Tune in if you can!  Twitter #MaudeMarathon

Bea still making a difference in 2012

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It’s nice to have a new article show up of something that Bea has currently done, two years after her passing. With help from her son, Matthew Saks, Bea has donated $25,000 gift to an AIDS organization in California. Update :: Click here to read about even more gifts from Bea that you may not […]

Art Attack Foundation Auction

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In remembering the good that Bea did throughout her life, The Art Attack Foundation has an auction with items from Bea and many others. Dan Watt, Bea’s personal assistant, has also donated some Holiday Cards that were sent to him from Bea, Betty, and Rue along with other items. Check it out and help out! […]

The Smoking Gun :: Bea Arthur Was A Truck-Driving Marine

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This isn’t much of a surprise to people that have followed Bea’s life closely, but understandably so, most people haven’t beyond The Golden Girls. So, when this news broke today, it was quite the talk of the town (interwebs). What is fascinating about this article is the new images of Bea and documents from the […]