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Bob Bekian Interviews “Creature From The Black Lagoon” Star, Julie Adams, for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams and Bob Bekian

Julie Adams talks with Bob Bekian on "Hollywood legends" at RealHD.TV

Producer and Entrepreneur, Bob Bekian, has launched an ambitious new website called RealHD.TV.  The goal is to provide an online venue for original content, as well as feature trend stories and exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes of celebrity content.

Julie Adams for Creature from the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams admires her image on a french poster for "Creature From The Black Lagoon." Posters courtesy of the Bob Bekian collection

One of the original programs Bekian is producing is called “Hollywood Legends.” “Hollywood Legends provides an opportunity to talk with people who are connected to the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Bekian says.  “Their stories are important to document, and we think that this important Hollywood history should be preserved.”

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Julie Adams with Elvis Presley

Bekian is a respected Hollywood historian and preservationist, adorning his studios with rare, original stills along side classic movie posters dating back to the 1920’s. Bekian began collecting Hollywood memorabilia as a child which became the basis for his passion for production and conserving the history of Hollywood.

Launching his web show “Hollywood Legends” with an interview of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” star, Julie Adams,  Bekian is definitely in his element.  “The amazing thing about Julie Adams is the scope of work she has done (150 credits), as well as the other

Hollywood legends she has worked with.” These stars include James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Elvis, Van Heflin, Robert Taylor, and John Wayne.” Her stories about these and other co-stars are fascinating to hear first-hand.

Julie Adams

Julie Adams laughs with Bob Bekian as directs her in his interview of "Hollywood legends" for RealHD.TV

Julie Adams was born Betty May Adams in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1926.  She grew up in Arkansas, where she discovered her love of acting in a 3rd grade production of “Hansel and Gretel.”  Her passion to act took her to California and was discovered in a swimwear store , soon acting in up to one Western in Hollywood per week.  One of the most interesting points made about her life in the interview is that she has been consistently working in Hollywood since 1949.   Her works range between those westerns in the 40’s to ABC’s “Lost”, which ended in 2010.

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

Julie Adams and the Creature From the Black Lagoon

“It was such a pleasure to work with Julie Adams on this interview “says Bekian and we look forward to our upcoming shows which have Mickey Rooney and Lauren Bacall scheduled in the fall.”  Hearing from Julie Adams is

the first in what will be a long line of celebrity stores waiting to be told.

The interview with Julie Adams can be seen on RealHD.TV , and has been distributed through Metacafe.com.

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Bob Bekian and Loyal Studios Enter The Grid with Olivia Wilde for “Tron: Legacy”

Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy

1982. A year that brings to mind the electronic sounds of Depeche Mode, the brilliantly colored, angular neon couture of emerging fashion, the first CDs, the birth of PCs, and the cinematic eye-popping 70’s inspired graphics of Disney’s cult classic, “Tron.”  Starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the original “Tron” was the story of a young computer genius who circumnavigated the logic of fledgling computer technology to create the ultimate unique GUI (Graphical User Interface) by way of a “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” style De-rez, digitizing beam.  Kevin finds himself kidnapped by the MCP (Master Control Program) inside the computer, and fights to survive as a “User” while teaming up with his friend, Alan’s, security “Program,” Tron, to escape MCP’s hold back to reality.

Although “Tron” was never a blockbuster, it still wedged itself in as part of the nascent digital revolution.  Now, 28 years later in real time, Disney has taken that idea and recreated the neon striated world using state-of-the-art computer graphics with high definition keying techniques to transform the blocky settings into a pure 3D immersive experience.  “Tron Legacy” –Directed by Joseph Kosinski is a stunning high quality counterpart to its forefather.  Starring Jeff Bridges–returning as Kevin Flynn, and also as his creation, CLU, “Tron: Legacy” introduces the athletic skills of Garrett Hedlund as Kevin’s adult son, “Sam Flynn,” and the graceful Olivia Wilde as the unique “ISO” (Isomorphic Algorithm,) “Quorra.”

Oliva Wilde as "Quorra" for "Tron: Legacy"

Oliva Wilde as "Quorra"

As it happens, Kevin has been living in the world of Tron for the past 25 years, leaving his only son the head shareholder of Kevin and Alan’s game company, Encom.  Sam finds himself blasted into The Grid –a digital world his father created–, and with the help of Quorra, battles life and death situations against a facist 1982 version of Bridges in order to free his father and return home.

The Trailer for “Tron: Legacy” sent millions of fans drooling over the two-decade awaited sequel.  Loyal Studios in Santa Monica, California, was the location used to shoot a portion of the trailer with Olivia Wilde.  Using the studio’s spacious green screen, The Grid came alive with motion capture nodes, identity disks, ideal lighting, and, of course, the incredible flexible talent of Wilde, who gave Quorra a deep emotional resonance.

Oliva Wilde as "Quorra" from "Tron: Legacy"

Oliva Wilde in "Tron: Legacy"

“We were very excited to work with Disney on this project and are always impressed with their technical capabilities” says Bob Bekian, Producer and owner of Loyal Studios.  “Disney is always pushing the technical envelope with new innovations and technical advancements as they did with this project.  We shot the project with a modified RED camera 3D system with Prime lenses.  Our goal is always to work closely with the client at our Loyal studios facilities, and provide a technical solution to their production– as we did in this case, integrating the latest 3D systems with our pre-lit Greenscreen studios  to insure the clients requirements are met.”

To view the “Tron: Legacy” trailer, visit HERE

Making Of Tron Legacy

To learn more about Loyal Studios, visit http://www.loyalstudios.tv

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