A 50 MINUTE PROGRAM - 
LAUGH-ALONG  SING- ALONG  FEEL-GOOD LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
The Very Best in Nostalgia and Entertainment
"ERIK ESTRADA, MARILYN MONROE & GOOD OL' WHAT'S HER NAME"
I try to keep my stories more about what you might remember from the days when entertainment was truly entertaining than about my own experiences while working in Hollywood.  We will chuckle together, and sing to some of our favorite movie songs, and we might even wipe away a nostalgic tear or two. Mostly we'll have a darn good time!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:​

"Audiences laugh, they cry, but mostly they remember." 


"One of the warmest, most engaging, talks your group will ever hear."
Erik and Don't Cry, the German Shepherd he rescued.  Erik loved dogs and kids. In fact, one day, while CHiPs was filming on the MGM lot, I took a call from a father desperate to have Erik/Ponch speak to his  little boy who was about to undergo life-threatening brain surgery. You won't believe what Erik did that changed the child's life forever ... 
Almost everyone has someone who made a tremendous impression on their young life. For me, it was June Allyson. She was the reason I went to work at MGM, the influence that helped shape me. So, imagine my surprise when I learned who I would be working with at the studio.  God works in mysterious ways, for sure... for sure...
 About the movie M.A.S.H. ... When I was nineteen and living in Kansas City, I worked on a low budget film, "The Cool and the Crazy". Robert Altman did something on it, too, though I don't remember what. We were sitting on a bed in an old apartment building, talking about things in general, and I figured this was a kid who was going nowhere fast...
"I loved her so much," the producer told me. "At midnight, on the anniversary of her death, I always sit in my car, in front of the house where she died. Won't you come with me this time... let me tell you about the last time I was with  her... the night before she died..." (From my talk, Erik Estrada, Marilyn Monroe & What's Her Name.
Insider story on how this movie came close to never being seen by the public!
 "Please don't let me ever be alone... I have a premonition I'll die if I'm ever left alone..." The last interview Red Foley gave was the one he granted me ... it may still be heard at the Red Foley display at Nashville's County Music Hall of Fame.
He hadn't made a film in years, but when Cary Grant asked what I was up to, I thought I'd melt for sure, right there on the MGM backlot...
Bob Altman laughed when he repeated to me what M.A.S.H. investors told him... "If we had known it was you who directed that terrible film we would never have hired you for this one!" 
"I'd stand in the big open doors of the sound stage where Esther Williams made so many movies and I'd think how in the world did I get here? I'm just a nobody from nowhere and I'm here... MGM was the greatest experience of my life. At that moment, Steven Spielberg was shooting submarine scenes for his movie "1941" on that stage, in the tank where Williams once swam...the largest sound stage in Hollywood." 
"Go ahead, Wanda," Red Foley urged. " Sign the lady's autograph book." So, I signed God Bless, Wanda Jackson.
"Oh, Mr. Tubbs! I never dreamed I'd ever get to meet my favorite singer! I've got every one of your records . Can I please have your autograph? I just LOVE you."  The place was the State Fair in Topeka, Kansas. The farm lady had cornered us in the Ramanda Inn Coffee Shop. Nevermind that Ernest Tubb was nowhere in sight. She was gushing over my friend, Red Foley. He obligingly signed: Best wishes always, Ernest Tubb.  And then she asked for my autograph. You'll get a chuckle when I tell you what happened next. 
Anton LaVey was on the cover of Life Magazine as leader of the Devil Cult. On this rainy night, however, he was just a man with his wife, watching the ghost of Marilyn Monroe materialize right in front of them...
Directed by Robert Altman.
Some of my stories about these personalities are funny, some are touching, some are ... well, there's just no category.
Betty Short, known as The Black Dahlia. My insider information on her murder is chilling, but true...
BOB HOPE
ZSA ZSA GABOR
DICK CLARK
JONATHAN WINTERS
JOCK MAHONEY
 BO DEREK
JOHN DEREK
MARY TYLER
MOORE

ORSON WELLES
DONALD O'CONNER
SYLVESTER 
STALLONE 
ROCK HUDSON
​LEE VAN CLEF
MICHAEL 
LANDON
JOHNNIE RAY
PERRY COMO
JOHN RITTER
 ANDY GRIFFITH
NATALIE WOOD
DINAH SHORE
CORNEL WILDE
DAN DAILEY
BARBARA 
STANWYCK
SHIRLEY TEMPLE
JEANNE CRAIN
     BURT
LANCASTER
PAUL NEWMAN
NOEL
NEILL
VICTURE MATURE
​CHARLTON
HESTON
BOB PINE
.PHIL SILVERS
​BUDDY EBSEN
BRUCE JENNER
DICK VAN DYKE
BRIAN KEITH
HOLLYWOOD 
MEMORY LANE
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Esther Luttrell
Writer / Screenwriter / Public Speaker

Marjorie Esther Cox Luttrell is an American writer and public speaker, known for her warm, humorous talks on life after death, Hollywood, motivation for women, and faith-based inspiration. Luttrell was born in Daytona Beach, Florida to Marjorie (Curtis) Cox, a homemaker, and Leslie Cox, a daredevil stuntman turned con man.
See About Esther for further information.

Contact information: estherluttrell@aol.com
Radio 
KCCV ... Kansas City, Missouri... Woman's World ... writer, talk show host
KCJC-FM... Kansas City, Missouri ... Personality Showcase... writer, talk show host
KSKN ... Kansas City, Kansas ... Country Talk ... talk show host 
KSAL ... Salina, Kansas ... continuity writer
KAFM ... Salina, Kansas ... on air personality
KASL ... Flagstaff, Arizona ... continuity writer
Film
Te Ata  ... feature film... screenwriter (2017)
Lithium Springs ... feature film ... producer, co-writer... Ocean Group Entertainment
The A.J. Davis Story... documentary... writer, producer, director
Rivers! ... feature film ... screenwriter ... Dick Clark Cinema Productions
A Child is Dying ... 1 hour educational film for physicians advanced study, Univ. of Mo Research Center ...  writer, director
The Abused Child ... 1 hour education film ... writer, director, UMKC School of Nursing
The End of the World... feature film, assistant to music editor MGM 
Main Event... feature film,  assistant to music editor MGM
Meteor ... feature film, assistant to music editor MGM
​Tarzan... feature film, production coordinator, MGM
Arizona... documentary... writer, producer, director... Arizona State Dept of Tourism
City Without  Sleep... documentary... screenwriter ... Horizon Films
The Cool and the Crazy... feature film... bit player, wardrobe...Universal Pictures
Story Consultant - Hal Wallis, Director
Story Consultant - Dick Clark
Story Consultant - Hearst Entertainment
Story Consultant -  Stock Briggle Productions
Various feature film and network projects for Stock Briggle Productions (The Howard Hughes Story; The Pirate, etc)
Malice in the First Degree... feature film... Jorge Chare, executive producer... writer
Bojangles ... feature film project... writer, producer
Education Films, 6 years, various production companies, writer, RMI distributor
Film Consultant, Brigham Young University
Various film projects for Coleman Film Enterprises... writer
The Book of Revelation ...  commissioned feature film scriptwroier
China, A Place of Mystery ... educational film ... writer (commissioned by President Eisenhower's heart specialist on special assignment)

Television
Mystery House ...  half hour syndicated children's program...creator, writer, host, B&R Productions
Woman's World ... half hour syndicated ... writer, talk show host, B&R Productions
The Morning Show ... WDAF-TV, Kansas City Missouri. NBC affiliate, morning show host
Circle of Friends...half hour syndicated children's program ... creator, writer, host, B&R Productions
CHiPs... half hour NBC-MGM TV series... production coordinator 
The Master ... half hour Lee Can Clef TV series ... production coordinator, Francis Coppola Studio
The Goodbye Girl...half hour Neil Simon TV pilot ... development, MGM Studios
Buffalo Soldiers ... NBC-MGM one hour TV ... studio executive, MGM
Little House on the Prairie ... one hour TV series...property department, MGM
Lucan the Wolf Boy ... one hour TV series, executive production assistant, MGM
The Hollywood Stunt Show ... 6 part TV special... writer, director, producer
Shadow Dancer ... TV pilot ... screenwriter
The Jeffersons ... half hour TV comedy series, CBS script department
One Day at a Time ... half hour TV comedy series, CBS script department
Mary Tyler Moore Variety Show... one hour comedy series, CBS script department
The Young and the Restless... half hour soap opera..  CBS script department
Rose Bowl Parade ... annual special televised event... CBS script department
Back to School ... music video ... writer, director, Black Entertainment Television

Books
The Art of Hanging Loose in an Uptight World...with Dr. Ken Olsen, GP Putnam & Sons
Tools of the ScreenWriting Trade ... writer, Oak Shadow Press (only  screenwriting book endorsed by the Writer's Guild of America, in their library, Beverly Hills, CA)
Murder in the Movies ... Port Town Publishing trade publication, Hilliard & Harris hardback, Harlequin  World Wide Mysteries paperback;, L&L Dreamspell trade publication, Curtis & Cox Publications
Till Death Do Us Part ... with Evelyn Stewart, Kidler Publications 
Invitation to a Murder ... Curtis & Cox Publishing
The Last Hour of Revelations ... ghosted for John Rogers ... 29 Palms Press
The Haunting of Leigh Maxwell ... Curtis & Cox Publishing
Yellow, Green, Blue & Dead ... a NoTo Mystery ... Kindle ebook
A Stranger in the House...  Kindle ebook also Special Feature in trade publicaton Double Jeopardy
Double Jeopardy ... Curtis & Cox Publishing
Alone is  Such a Long, Long Time ... Delamater-Moore-Curtis Publishing
Murder in Magenta ... a NoTo Mystery ... Kindle ebook
Evidence of God... non-fiction ... Todeabroksyd Publishing House
Saratoga Classic Short Stories ...   Curtis & Cox Publishing
Dear Dean...Love, Mom... non-fiction ...Todeabroksyd Publishing House
Amy at 37... Kindle ebook
Barrow, Barrow & Jones ... Kindle ebook
Kenny ... KIndle ebook
Promises & Deception .. Kindle ebook
Spearfinger ... childen's storybook...  Delamater & Curtis Publishing
Apples, Bees & Calico Cats ... children's storybook ... Delamater & Curtis Publishing
Is  There Really A Santa?... children's storybook ... Delamater & Curtis Publishing
The Day Someone Special Arrived ... children's storybook... Delamater & Curtis Publishing
Maya and Elsi's Teddy Bear Adventure... children's storybook ... Delamater & Curtis Publishing