Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pleading his case



Doctor Doctor....

Gimme the news,  I've got a bad case of lovin' you....

Monday, December 24, 2012

2013 - a wish for everyone,

May your holy-days be merry warm & bright, full of love and light.  And may the Angels be with you, and the ones you love, always...

with love,

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The local news

Let's see - it says here in the paper that
the world is going to end Friday....

C'mon that's the silliest thing I've ever heard! 

You don't think it's true do you?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sky Riders

Today I was watching Steven in 'Sky Riders' from 1976.  Even though it's not a big part, he has plenty of screen time and is as usual, beautiful, charming and intense...both in the sky riding scenes and later, in the combat scenes.  

I recall a while back, coming across an article that described the preparation the actors had to go through for the movie and it was really interesting.  If I can find it again, I'll link to it.  Here is the Imdb link (listed under the movie's alternate title):

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

They call me....

Mellow Yellow

*Click to enlarge*

Smiling in the 70s

(Pardon the quality/someone sent this 2 me)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sunday is Veterans Day / 2012

Honoring & remembering all Veterans, including Steven P. Keitz, USAF/ FAC (Vietnam). Sending prayers & love to every single one of you - past, present & future.

A quote from Miss Crawford: 

"I hate wars, but I always love the brave young men who go to fight, risking and sometimes giving all they have for our country and I wanted to give what I could."

-Joan on soldiers and veterans

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hey, there's "that guy" again!


Watchin' the TV that's on the TV... 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall back!

Daylight savings is over.  Don't forget to turn those clocks and watches back one hour! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Say, isn't that......

Jim Carrey?  Nope.  It's a smiling Steven!

Sunday, October 28, 2012


You were Jackie Brown and I'm Jackie Blue!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Steven in an episode of....

He has about four big scenes in this but you have to watch the whole thing and wait inbetween.  As usual, Steven does an amazing job and looks as handsome as ever - Enjoy!    

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012


"Who did you say my co-star was going to be?"

  "No no, I told you, I want that girl who runs
my blog to be the leading lady.  The one with the
big orange cat....And I want the cat
in the picture too!"

Sad about you

This is a very touching video tribute someone made for the late actor Barry Brown (I'm also a fan).  The song that plays during the video is beautiful.  The lyrics reflect how I feel about Barry and especially, how I feel about Steven.  I just wanted to share it here: 

(Thank you to the person who made this video)
*Love to you both, Steven and Barry*

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A little Legalese


Keats and Bronson

Walking and talking in a quick scene from 'Death Wish' 

Movie Trailer

Friends of Eddie Coyle


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Book

If you enjoyed Steven in the movie 'The Friends of Eddie Coyle',  then I recommend the book too.  If you don't already own a copy, you can purchase, borrow from library or read some good sized excerpts here:

It is the opening scene where Eddie Coyle is meeting up with Jackie Brown at the diner to do a deal. If you want to read the books full intro, you have to scroll up once there.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Such intensity!

That's part of what made Steven such a great actor. 
His eyes were deep soulful pools of emotion.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Out on the set and out on the hunt - in the 1980s 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Very cool theater marquee photo!

of 'The Friends of Eddie Coyle'  

Here is the link to the person's blog - thank you taking & sharing these!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Steven, Hester Street....

and a few suggestions for newer fans...

I remember watching the special features section of the 'Hester Street' movie DVD a while back and in it, the filmmakers were discussing the making of the movie and the casting.  I don't recall  her exact wording (so I'll paraphrase) but Joan Micklin Silver was discussing how actors who were first being considered for the role of Jake, had actually shied away from the role because they felt the character was too dark.  And just recently, I was reading a post on IMDB's board from a viewer who actually turned the movie off because they were too "repelled" by Jake.  Amazing!  I can't even imagine turning off a movie or turning down a role for that reason.  After all, that's just part of real l*i*f*e.  Anyway, along came Steven Keats, an actor who was not at all afraid to explore every area of a character's make up, tap into that deep well, and deliver. As we all know, he ended up playing the role of Gitl's husband, Jake.  

One of the things that made Steven such a great actor, was the fact that his heart, mind and soul - his entire "instrument" - was wide open and he poured all he had into every character he played.  This was a wonderful script to begin with but I just can't imagine this movie without Steven Keats in it.  He breathed so much life into every project he was involved in whether it was stage, movies or television. Joan was also saying how it was Steven who suggested that Bill Bolcom do the music for the movie, and so he ended up doing the score. The score was absolutely perfect, and so was the casting (which included Carol Kane, Dorrie Kavanaugh among other wonderful actors).  If you're a newer fan of Steven's,  I highly suggest you start out by watching Steven in 'Hester Street'.  Right after that, continue with  'The Friends of Eddie Coyle' (my all-time personal favorite Steven movie!) where he shines as the flamboyant, colorful and clever gun dealer Jackie Brown.  Then be very sure to watch him in an episode of Kojak called, 'Therapy in Dynamite' and in the episode of Toma called '50% of Normal'.   (For a fuller list of Steven's credits, visit his IMDB page for TV/movies and then his Broadway page for stage credits).  There is so much to see him in!

Steven was one of the best actors ever on stage and screen. He was never the same in any of the roles he played and he changed entirely for each individual new character.  He had a real love for the craft of acting and was completely devoted to it. He didn't always get the credit and recognition that he so deserved, such as Oscars and Emmy awards for his stellar performances, but perhaps the true and most meaningful awards - and rewards - are given in the soul-satisfaction you feel deep down in your heart, when you're doing what you truly love in life.  And that is what Steven was doing...acting/performing.  Perhaps one day, we'll also be able to see his work on the stage (via video) - as we have been able to so many times in movies and television.  

Lastly, in one of my very first blog posts here, I present Steven with a well deserved Oscar and  Emmy for a few of his performances and then also, with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.  The star might not be "real" but the feeling behind it is!  

Thanx for reading!


Friday, September 14, 2012

NOTE: ABOUT viewing this blog on mobile/cell

I notice when viewing both of my blogs from cell, the pages look entirely different and you can't see all of the page, any of the design or any of the posts in full.  So please be sure to visit from laptop or desktop for full views/photos/videos.  Thanks!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In style

in deep thought
and in character....

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Yellow Car - The ballad of Jackie Brown

Ballad of Jackie Brown

He's a cool-cat clever gun runner
who was racin' bikes for kicks
but when the money started runnin' low
he needed a brand new gig

So he started dealin' in the darkest corners
with the seedy shadows of the night
collecting green for the black and silver
and only resting when it was light

You could hear his engine revvin'
and then you'd see his yellow car
and you could hear that funky music
and you knew he wasn't far

Jackie Brown was drivin round
he had deals goin' down all over town
always looking over his shoulder
never knowing who to trust
outfoxing any set ups

escaping the major busts
Then he met ole Eddie "fingers"  
who always called him on a dime
but then Eddie sold him down the river
a failed trade for not doing time

So don't be quick to call Jackie a "bad guy"
cuz one thing is known all around
he may get mad and get even-steven
but he'd never sell anyone out 

You used to hear his engine revvin'
and then you'd see his yellow car
and you could hear that funky music
and you knew he wasn't far

Jackie Brown was drivin round
he had deals goin' down all over town
always looking over his shoulder
never knowing who to trust
outfoxing any set ups
but in the very end, succumbing to a major bust


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kolor Koded

True Blue

Mellow yellow

Glaring green

Baddie beige

Back n' black

 *all images click to enlarge*