Thursday, May 01, 2014

Robert Wagner, Jill St. John to Star in Hallmark Channel's North Pole

The Hallmark Channel announces six-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Robert Wagner (Hart to Hart) and his wife, Golden Globe nominee, Jill St. John (Diamonds Are Forever) have been cast as Santa and Mrs. Claus in North Pole Hallmark Channel's highly-anticipated new original holiday movie premiering Saturday, November 15, 2014 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).

A magical holiday escape awaits as Tiffani Thiessen, Josh Hopkins, Bailee Madison, Max Charles, and Candice Glover star in the first full-length, two-hour original holiday movie that the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Cards, Inc. have created together. North Pole is a holiday adventure never seen before on the network that will employ state-of-the-art CGI technology taking viewers right into the magical world of Santa's wonderfully enchanting hometown. North Pole is part of the network's annual "Countdown to Christmas," the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers.

"We are enthusiastic and incredibly proud to work with Hollywood royalty Robert Wagner and Jill St. John on this very special project that will surely become a timeless holiday classic," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming for the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel. "Robert Wagner and Jill St. John capture the essence of North Pole beautifully as Mr. and Mrs. Claus with their spirit, grace, humor and undeniable chemistry."

North Pole, the magical home to Santa and Mrs. Claus (Wagner and St. John), has grown into a huge city powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. Yet as people everywhere get too busy to enjoy festive time together, the city is in trouble. Who can help save the cherished traditions of Christmas? One young boy, Kevin (Charles), might have a chance if he can convince his protective mom, Chelsea (Thiessen), to rediscover the magic of the season. With a little added help from Kevin's charming teacher Ryan (Hopkins), a mysterious elf-like girl Clementine (Madison) and a gospel singer named Josephine (Glover), Kevin is determined to bring his mom in on the fun and prove that one small voice can change the hearts of many.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

New Book by Robert Wagner - You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age

You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age
Robert Wagner and Scott Eyman

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wagner Honored at the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies "Talk of The Town"

Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies hosted its 24th gala "Talk of the Town" at The Beverly Hilton. The event raised funds for breast and prostate cancer research at John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) in St. John's Health Center.

Actor Robert Wagner received the Spirit of Hollywood Award. Michael Wayne and Sister Maureen Craig, St. John’s Health Center Foundation chaplain, gave Robert Wagner his award.

The Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies was formed 24 years ago and has raised more than $14 million for cancer research at JWCI.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Two H2H Pix from Entertainment Weekly

‘Hart to Hart’ Cast Reunites, Thanks to Entertainment Weekly

"Hart to Hart" was the classic hit television series that followed a fabulously wealthy CEO, played by Robert Wagner, and a freelance journalist, played by Stefanie Powers, as they fell in love and traveled the globe as amateur detectives.

If that plot sounds wild, so was the reunion that brought Wagner, 83, and Powers, 70, back together again after 17 years. The reunion, coordinated for Entertainment Weekly magazine’s annual reunions issue, was hosted by “Hart to Hart” “superfans” Adam Scott and Amy Poehler, who play husband and wife themselves on the TV sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”

Poehler’s asked “the Harts” what it was like to play husband and wife on the small screen.

“They were constantly asking us to have affairs with other people, have a child,” Powers, aka Jennifer Hart, said, referring to the show’s creative team. “We couldn’t have a child. It would slow us down.”

“They constantly wanted to have conflict between us,” agreed Wagner, aka Jonathan Hart, but said their characters “never got into any domestic squabbles.”

Powers pointed out that their characters were “two people who were adults who were in love with each other who had chosen to be together and were there because of free will.”

“We were a team,” he said.

The pair’s chemistry was so strong that the producers and crew tried to keep them apart in order to keep the show, which ran from 1979-84, moving along on schedule.

“We would get tired and laugh [and] one take would become 30,” Powers said.

“We had so much joy that the main office came down and said they didn’t want us to be together because we would laugh,” Wagner recalled. “They got really upset. They were like, ‘Why did they do that? Why did they laugh?’”

Powers first met Wagner when she was a dancer during preproduction for the 1961 movie musical “West Side Story.” (Powers was later cut from the cast.)

“We were rehearsing every day … and then, one day, in walked the two most beautiful people in the world, real movie stars Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood,” Powers said, referring to Wagner’s late wife, the actress Wood, who died after falling off a yacht that Wagner was also on in 1981.

In a strange coincidence, Powers at one time studied ballet with both Wood and Wagner’s current wife, Jill St. John.

“Who in the world would ever predict that in one ballet class there would be three people who would be, in one way or another, married to Robert Wagner?” Powers said.

And while Powers’ onscreen persona carried with her an aura of glamour and wealth and was famous for her voluminous hair, she revealed to Poehler a behind-the-scenes secret that the current sitcom star could not believe.

“You set your own hair,” Poehler asked Powers, incredulously.

“I never had one,” Powers replied, referring to a hairdresser.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hart to Hart Movies Available on DVD

Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers return after a successful series run as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart for four feature-length mysteries that will entertain and thrill you. See everyone's favorite crime-solving couple - along with their loyal butler Max (Lionel Stander) and their dog Freeway - in these four whodunits. In HART TO HART RETURNS the Harts deal with shady government contractors. In HART TO HART: HOME IS WHERE THE HART IS the two return to the town where Jennifer worked as a reporter to deal with her old mentor's mysterious death. In HART TO HART: CRIMES OF THE HART the Harts go to New York to see a play Jennifer wrote but find themselves investigating the murder of a stagehand - and Jonathan is a suspect! Finally in HART TO HART: OLD FRIENDS NEVER DIE the Harts attend a publisher's murder mystery party but begin to wonder if it is real. With stars such as Maureen O'Sullivan Roddy McDowall Richard Belzer Mike Farrell and Fred Willard these four HART TO HART movies are a must for any mystery lover's collection! Newly remastered.

Click to purchase Hart to Hart: Vol. 1

Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers reprise their beloved characters Jonathan and Jennifer Hart as they return to the small screen in these four feature-length mysteries. In HART TO HART: SECRETS OF THE HART Jonathan is told that he has a long-lost sister only to be led into a potential trap (this is also the last appearance by Lionel Stander as Max the Harts' beloved butler). In HART TO HART: TWO HARTS IN THREE-QUARTER TIME the Harts go to Montreal for the reading of Max's will but the gift being left to them leads to a tale of kidnapping and murder. In HART TO HART: HARTS IN HIGH SEASON the Harts go to Sydney Australia where there is more than meets the eye when an old flame of Jennifer's seems to have ulterior motives. And in HART TO HART: TILL DEATH DO US HART the Harts travel to Munich Germany for their anniversary and help a sick boy but run into trouble when they meet a woman who is the spitting image of Jennifer! With stars such as Marion Ross Jason Bateman James Brolin Joan Collins and George Hamilton these four HART TO HART movies are an exciting and star-filled collection! Newly remastered.

Click to purchase Hart to Hart: Vol. 2

Buy movies individually by clicking on the links below:

Hart to Hart Returns
Hart to Hart: Home is Where the Hart Is
Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die
Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart
Hart To Hart: Two Harts in Three-Quarter Time
Hart To Hart: Harts In High Season
Hart To Hart: Til Death Do Us Hart