~ A visceral story of unyielding love and epic valor, as we follow Lloyd Haynes remarkable journey from a family mortuary to stardom, military officer, and recognition from the U. S. Senate. A MUST-READ! SUPERBLY WRITTEN! Tribune –Amazon/Barnes & Noble–Signed Book available upon request.
I had the honor of an interview with three hamsters from Dundee, Scotland, last week and thought you might enjoy this adorable adventure. 🥰
Shehanne Moore is a most prolific, talented writer and one of my favorites. ENJOY!
‘Have you ever seen one of those dramatic moments in a film when two people meet, and all the noise in the room disappears?’
CAROLYN. Yes, it was at Hugh Hefner‘s party, and I was there to meet Hugh and his then-girlfriend Barbie Benton. I don’t think I ever believed in love at first sight until that evening. Even then, it took some time before I realized the thunderbolt was love. LOL During my conversation with Lloyd, I asked him what he did for a living, and he told me he was a bra salesman. Considering where we were, I thought business must be good. Besides, Lloyd was too convincing for me to laugh out loud, so I just stared quietly. LOL
CAROLYN. Lloyd Haynes, the lead actor of the 1970s TV show Room 222. The show had premiered a month earlier, and I missed it and didn’t know who Lloyd was. Despite that evening we weren’t together right away. It was quite a long journey.
CAROLYN. I started as a child with dancing, ballet, piano, voice, and modeling lessons. Then appeared in a few children’s shows, sang with on-camera personalities. I still have newspaper clippings that my mother saved. I grew into television, films, sang in a few clubs, and Lloyd and I almost toured together as singers, but my family came first.
CAROLYN. Yes, after Lloyd died, I wasn’t ready to go back to acting, and working with Sol Saks became available.
CAROLYN. Yes! I’ve been in the process of writing a book on Bewitched for the last two years now. I’m editing at the moment and hope to find a publisher with more clout to launch the book.
CAROLYN. Over the years, people asked questions regarding Lloyd and growing up in the Hollywood area. Then, one day a dear friend suggested I write a book. I was reluctant, but she convinced me.
I prayed a lot and began the four-year adventure that I surprisingly enjoyed. With the success of my first book, I then had the honor to write a book for Sol Saks. Though he did ask me a couple of times while we worked together, I couldn’t imagine writing in those days.
CAROLYN Thank you, dudes. I hope it’s a book that people enjoy reading. The best advice I received on writing I learned from Sol Saks. During the years we worked together, I took pages of notes on the advice he gave university students, his regime, and experiences writing for newspapers, scripts for radio, television, and books. His words explain it so much better than I can, and I believe I’ve captured the advice in this new book.
CAROLYN HAYNES, a mother of four beautiful and talented daughters. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Author’s Guild, and many poet/writers workshops. She attended the American Film Institute, Film Industry Workshops, Pasadena Playhouse, and received an invitation to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. Carolyn has received congratulations from readers and professionals in many fields on her ability to draw her readers in, painting feel-able emotions, enabling them to view the scenes in their minds. She assisted Mr. Sol Saks, the creator of the TV series Bewitched. She aided with his books, plays, theater and television productions, and university classes on the art of writing. As wife to Samuel Lloyd Haynes, she also assisted in his screenplays, short stories, and photography. Carolyn is the author of the premier memoir/biography, “The Lloyd Haynes Story.” Samuel Lloyd Haynes, notably known for his staring depiction of Pete Dixon; on “Room 222,” is a look at an extraordinary international, multicultural, and sometimes controversial soul that I think you will enjoy. Soon to be published is a captivating adventure into the life of a genius of comedy, Mr. Sol Saks.
Lloyd Haynes, the beloved star of critically acclaimed 1970s television series Room 222. A visceral story of unyielding love and epic valor, as we follow Lloyd Haynes remarkable journey from a family mortuary to stardom, military officer, and recognition from the U. S. Senate. “With all those gorgeous women around, what made his eyes seek-out yours? Or, did you seek-out his?” Alison Bogert A MUST READ- SUPERBLY WRITTEN – The Tribune
Our human compassion binds us one to the other, not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future. 💞 —Nelson Mandela A HOPE-FILLED WEEKEND, EVERYONE 🥰
The Lloyd Haynes Story, by author Carolyn Haynes, is an extraordinary story, rich in life and full of grace. A story of a man who made the world a better place with his acts of kindness, humour, talent, and intelligence. Fascinating and historically important, I highly recommend.
Reading your book was a lovely reminder of how important our interactions with every person with whom we come into contact with is, and how every encounter is an opportunity to show kindness and grace. Your story is filled with so much optimism and hope. Thank you, Carolyn.
Written by: Holly Dobbie Author of Fifteen Point Nine Twitter: @Holly_H_H
The Lloyd Haynes Story is a memoir/biography about a young man from South Bend, Indiana, and his compelling journey to stardom and recognition by the United States Senate. It’s been called an impactful romantic story that you dream of having, a candid glimpse into a private sanctuary.
Our dearest friend, Lieutenant Commander Frank Thornton‘s exemplary and heroic achievements were recognized many times by the United States and the Republic of Vietnam making him one of the most frequently decorated Navy SEALs. Enlisting in January 1960, Thornton began UDT/Replacement training in Little Creek, Virginia in June of 1961 and graduated with Class 26 in October of that year.
He was at the forefront of the Naval Special Warfare community as the SEAL teams formed in January of 1962, and he held various positions as a member of UDT 21, UDT 22, SEAL Team One, SEAL Team Two and the BUD/S Staff in Coronado. As a Vietnam era SEAL, his assignments included tours as one of the first U.S. Navy SEAL advisors to Vietnamese SEALs and as a Provincial Reconnaissance Advisor.
Thornton participated in hundreds of combat operations and patrols and fought during the January 1968 Tet offensive, receiving a Bronze Star for his actions. Bravery and courage under fire are the foundation for any exceptional combat leader.
Thornton demonstrated these traits time and time again. His August 1969 Silver Star citation describes just one example. “As patrol leader of an eight-man combat patrol which was taken under heavy fire, Thornton risked his life while leaping in front of a seriously wounded man and killing the Viet Cong directly in front of him. While still under heavy fire, he carried the injured man to an open area for evacuation. Again hit by heavy automatic weapons fire from an enemy bunker, he unhesitantly assaulted the bunker with small arms and hand grenades, resulting in three Viet Cong dead and one captured.”
An inspirational leader who directly contributed to a steady rise in combat proficiency and fighting spirit among his Vietnamese counterparts,» he served with distinction throughout his career and rose through the ranks to hold positions of increasing responsibility, including duties as a Warrant Officer and ultimately attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
His awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat “V”- five awards, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”- two awards, Purple Heart – two awards and numerous Vietnam Staff awards for gallantry. Thornton has resided in Coronado since 1974 and retired from active duty in 1981.
The Hometown Heroes banners can be viewed on Third and Fourth Streets between Orange Avenue and Alameda Boulevard, which have been designated by the City of Coronado as “The Avenue of Heroes” and recently designated by the State of California as a Blue Star Memorial Highway. For more information on how to nominate a banner recipient, you can go to the Avenue of Heroes webpage on the City of Coronado website at: https://www.coronado.ca.us/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1617550. In addition, application forms may be picked up at either City Hall or the Coronado Historical Association Museum of History and Art.
Old Hollywood glamour lives on at the historic Art Deco hotel established in 1933. I was completely captivated and carried back in time.
In the late 1930’s, the Hollywood elite flocked to the beach to escape the valley heat, and The Georgian Hotel’s popularity grew. As time passed, the basement restaurant of this gorgeous Santa Monica hotel earned a great deal of attention. One of the last strongholds of the Prohibition Era and considered a Speakeasy, the Georgian hosted dozens of film stars, industry moguls and a few notorious. “Bugsy” Siegel, Clark Gable, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and Carole Lombard. Later, Rose Kennedy, (JFK’s mother) would spend her summers at The Georgian entertaining Hollywood royalty and journalists in the hotel lobby.
Great food, service, and ambiance…this is a California treasure!
Someone asked me what a typical day was like with Lloyd, and it didn’t take too long for me to remember a day that summed it up. He was working on a movie at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and treated like royalty. His dressing room was gorgeous and was at one time Clark Gable’s, so the story goes. During that extraordinary day, he had an interview away from the lot with Variety magazine, then signed autographs for the adoring, energetic, and screaming fans. While trying to get into his car and return to work, several of the paparazzi crowded him and were yelling questions. Lloyd calmly answered, then drove back to work. When he arrived home, the man who walked through the door was lovable Sonny from South Bend, Indiana. He hugged me and kissed me as if I was the only person in the world, he…
Muhammad Ali – Leslie Ann Warren – Michael Constantine – Navy Days – Nancy Wilson
Born Vincenzo Lazzara in Sicily, became the New York State Athletic Commission world middleweight champion when he defeated reigning champion Lou Brouillard on October 30, 1933. His title was also recognized by the National Boxing Association (NBA)
“A 73-year love-story…grief is the price paid for such a love.”–Queen Elizabeth 11
A life well-lived. He is known for his kindness to all people.
It is with great respect that we remember His Royal Highness, Prince Philip. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the members of the Royal Family, and the people of the United Kingdom.
“To have fallen in love so completely and unreservedly makes all one’s personal and even the world’s troubles seem small and petty.” —Prince Phillip to his Princes Elizabeth now Queen.