Win Golden Girls and Golden Palace t-shirts, caps and more!

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A message from Sam over at @ccess The Golden Girls that I wanted to pass on to you ::

The Golden Girls Executive Producer, Marc Sotkin, has kindly donated some of his personal Golden Girls and Golden Palace items for lucky fans to win. Each week for the next 6 weeks you will be able to enter a prize draw for the chance to win some fantastic goodies from the show, by donating safely and securely via PayPal, with all donations going to The Morris Animal Foundation, chosen by none other than Golden Girl Betty White. Once you have successfully donated, you will be entered into the Prize Draw. Among some of the items coming up over the next 6 weeks we have a Golden Girls Jacket and a photograph of Betty White which will be personally signed to YOU!

The first item up for grabs this week is a Golden Girls baseball style t-shirt. Entry price is just $5.00

– To view the Official Rules, please click HERE.

– To enter the Prize Draw, please click HERE.

Summertime… break?

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It’s been awful quiet lately. Unfortunately, I have no new Bea news to reveal either. So, I thought I would simply say hello to everyone and which everyone a wonderful summer, as we have hit the midway point! If you are looking for something new to do, then mosey on over to the Fan Stories section, where I have posted two new stories! One from Steven Kyle and another from Joshua who attended the same show that I was at last year in Mount Pleasant, Michigan! Also, be sure to say hi or read up on what the other fans are talking about in the Yahoo Group!

Hope you are all well and hope you all have a wonderful rest of the summer season! I now have to get back to replying to some emails from Bea fans. I’m only two months behind (as usual!) Bye bye for now! (7 days till my birthday (August 6) ! I’m old (31) so buy me something nice!)

A Note From Wanda

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Hello all! Yes, there hasn’t been much news on the Bea front. Unfortunately, no new shows have been added to the schedule either. However, there are always other things to do as Bea fans. So, in that event, I want to share with you an awesome letter that I received from a super Bea fan in Canada, Wanda. She mailed me her story and photos, so I scanned them in and retyped her letter for all of you. It’s a great story, so I hope you take the time to read and enjoy it!

A Note From Wanda

So, hang in there Bea fans, hopefully more news soon on new appearances. I also wish I didn’t make posts at 1:15 in the morning :) Thanks again Wanda for your story!

P.S. It has come to my attention that the comments system is not working at the moment, I will look into it sometime next week! Sorry!

UPDATE :: The comment system should be back working again. Let me know if you have any problems.

SPECIAL UPDATE :: I just want to give an extra special thanks to Wanda for making a wonderful contribution to the longevity of this web site. I and all of the rest of Bea’s fans thank you!

Bea Fandom in full effect

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Over the years I have received some fun Bea fandom from Bea’s fans around the world. I have once again received a wonderful piece created by Elizabeth in Atlanta, Georgia that I wanted to share with you all. I am not only a huge fan of Bea Arthur, but also the fictional character Aeon Flux. So, when Elizabeth sent me this I became extremely delighted. It kind of represents the ‘long live Bea’ and the strength of Bea. Check it out ::

Also, I have added a new feature in addition to the subscribe RSS feeds, you can now subscribe to the news posting via email. (see to the right). This is different from the LimeLetter, where it will email you when there are posts to the news section and news section only.

… it’s time for another Happy Bea-day!

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Just a quick happy birthday to Bea today!

Other quick news includes :: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 5 will be released on DVD August 1, 2006! In the final episode, Bea gives a quick but memorable appearance!!

Also, be sure to get your copy of GG Season 5, due to come out this Tuesday!!

Slow, yes, the end, no way

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Yes, there hasn’t been any shows added lately, but no reason to give up hope. Just sit tight and we’ll see what happens. Remember, I have no inside info, so there is no reason to email me asking for it! That’s why I have this site… no secrets, it’s all here… in all of it’s horrible usage of English grammar :)

And now some news bits and reminders ::

Don’t forget to pre-order Golden Girls Season 5 for it’s May 9th release! Just click on the right side icon. You also help support this site by doing so! You can also further support the costs involved of this web site (hosting) by donating via paypal, by clicking the donate button above. Tara donated a dollar a few days ago, and that meant a lot to the site! So thank you Tara… it all adds up!

In other related news, found by the Mr. Alex Google himself…

“A special dedication of a plaque to the Golden Girls series will be held on the original Sunset Gower Studio sound stage in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, May 4 2006 with cast members Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, guest stars and other members of the Golden GirlsTV family invited to attend, according to series producers Paul Witt, Tony Thomas, Susan Harris and Sunset Gower CEO Robert Papazian who will also host a cast reunion and luncheon.
Golden Girls ran on NBC television from 1985 until 1992 in its Saturday night time slot and was an immediate hit for the network. It brought to the TV screen one of the first representations of working, energetic women in their senior years, functioning as a family, sharing their daily lives and dreams, together”.

[update 04.19.06] Golden Girls cast reunion will be at 11:30am at the Sunset Gower Studios in Los Angeles. Stalking phone number is 310.248.4478. Cast members honored at luncheon and dedication series sound stage [/update]

Bea will be a part of a new movie titled “Broadway Beyond the Golden Age” by Rick McKay which is slated for completion in 2007.

Now, something a little different….
Bea provided the voice of the Magic Fairy in “The Velveteen Rabbit,” a new musical based on the classic story by Margery Williams; Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts Sacred Heart University, Connecticut Family Theatre October 24 – November 4, 2006. Link and another Link if you want to read more!

Check out this article/blog… somebody was actually nice to me! Rare indeed! (just kidding, I love you all)

Ok, I checked in :) Hope you are all enjoying Season 1-4 in the meantime on DVD… I know I am more then you could ever imagine… they are helping me get through some hard times in life… just as they did in the 80s and 90s… that is why we apprecaite Bea and the gang, right! So it’s all worth it! Take care all!

Chicago success, fan stories

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I have already received a few emails from fans who saw Bea last night at her (close to) Chicago performance. Sounds like there were a few hiccups in the show with the audio, but the show still went on in full force and the fans loved her show once again.

Over the next couple days, I will be posting the new fan stories and fan photos… so be sure to check back to those pages often!

Thanks to everyone who has and will send their stories to share with everyone else. Special thanks to Andy, Andrew, Scott, Debbie… and always to Alex!

Take care all,