The Golden Age of Hollywood

Greetings fellow members!

I would like to personally thank everyone who has actively participated at GAOH over the last year. Your commitment to the site keeps the site interesting and fun. Unfortunately I have have not been as active or able to participate at the level I used to and for good reason....

In January of this year I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and have been undergoing radiation therapy to try and cure the cancer. I spent ten weeks of almost daily treatments. The farther I got into the treatments the worse the side effects and I continued working full time the whole duration. Thanks be to God I only missed one day of work as a direct result of the treatment but three days after I was finished I got an upper respiratory infection that put me out of commission for a whole week and I am sill trying to recover three weeks later. I am finally starting to feel like my old self again but I won't know how effective the radiation treatments were until about a year has passed.  

My plan this year was to pay the annual Ning fees out of my own pocket and not have to ask the members for any financial support to keep GAOH going, but I am afraid that with my doctor bills that have piled up (in the thousands) I just cannot afford to do so. Thus I will need to ask for member help to keep the site up an running again. The annual fee is $199.00 and comes due near the end of July. I will probably post a Paypal link on the main page (like I did last year) around July 1st and leave it up until enough contributions have come in to pay the bill. Last year I updated my blog post as donations came in and the entire amount was met in a very short time. I apologize for the imposition on the members and I hope that nobody will be offended or upset. My only other options would be to let the contract expire and close GAOH, or try and find a free site and start again. Since I have not been able to find anything as good as Ning offers to me moving is not an option. I would rather close than start again. Anyway, that is were things stand.

Here are a couple of pics of my radiation adventures!


This is the IMRT (Intensity Modulated Ration Therapy) machine.

Getting treated!

Me and a sweet radiologist at the clinic. She was great and a very kind and caring person!


 Unfortunately you can see that there were some after effects of all those treatments! LOL






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Comment by Jolene on July 11, 2011 at 9:25pm

Here's hoping the medical chart shows a clean bill of health!  Take care dahling!  Hubba, Hubba from Jolene

Comment by MothGirl Wings on June 19, 2011 at 1:19am

I hope you're feeling much better, and you look really healthy in these photos - I'm sure lots of people here will be glad to chip in.  I did last year a little bit, and I'll see what I can do this year, although I've spent a small fortune in medical bills myself from an accident in January - I really appreciate this site, and it's been a great mood lifter, in good times and bad.  I look forwards to another year here and beyond - I also look forwards to hearing you've beaten the c-word 100 per cent!

Comment by Shirlee Vaughn on June 13, 2011 at 9:55pm

Thinking of you, Kevin; wishing you good health and may the cancer remain a thing of the past.

You have certainly made a wonderful contribution with the GAOH website and deserve a standing ovation for all of the time and energy you have given to it.  No one wants to see this site close down and will be quick to meet the need. Take care .



Comment by Duke on June 9, 2011 at 12:24am
I just wanted to say I'm thinking of you Kevin. Glad to hear your treatment went well and we're all looking forward to your healthy return.
Comment by Ktrek on June 7, 2011 at 8:39am

I appreciate everyone's willingness to help but as stated in the above post I don't plan on putting up the Paypal link until around July 1st. That should be plenty of time. I will also send out a board message to everyone with the link. Thanks for your support!



Comment by The Giant on June 6, 2011 at 7:41pm



I'm ready to contribute, But I still don't see a Paypal link listed here yet? My Father passed away of Liver Cancer in 1997, and the disease is quite prevalent in family history. I'm glad to hear that they caught yours in time and you are recovering well.I myself have a pre-cancerous condition called "Barrettes" that has to be monitored quite closely.



Comment by Pamela McCray on June 4, 2011 at 9:44am
Glad to see you are doing better.  I do so love GAOH and will financially support the site.  I've plans of adding many more blogs on a much beloved topic.  Where should donations be sent?
Comment by Classic Movie Man on June 3, 2011 at 7:26am
Best wishes Kevin. Hope you recover fully. I'll try to make a contribution to the site when the PayPal link goes up, I was all set to last year but the money was raised so quickly. 
Comment by Robin on June 2, 2011 at 8:28pm


Congratulations on beating the big C! I would love to contribute something towards the rent, it couldn't be much because I'm on a limited income, because I'd hate to see this site go.

Being in the UK, how can I do it? I have no access to credit cards or cheques - but if I have to I'd bung some money in an envelope and send it.

Comment by Martini Doll on June 2, 2011 at 6:57pm

My Goodness Kevin ! !

You've had quite a year !  I'm happy to hear that things are looking up for You.  NO MORE OF THAT NASTY C WORD ! !

I would be happy to contribute to this wonderful site.  When You get the PayPal link I will be right on it !

Most important STAY HEALTHY !

Hugs, Prayers and Best Wishes,


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