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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UNDER CONSTRUCTION


16 Jan 2018

PHOTOS MAYBE SLOW TO APPEAR DUE TO THEIR HI RESOLUTION © John Pond

 

With: Prime  Minister Bob Hawke at America’s Cup. Donna Douglas (Ellie May, Beverly Hillbillies. Nevada Police training. Tony Murphy, Capt. Peter Jansen.Melbourne Cup.

When working in Nevada for Harrah’s/Caesars Palace Casino-Resort group, I had use of company jets. Beats Business Class.

Producing Alex Haley author “ROOTS” at Fox Studios Century City.  Gordon Chater, John Pond, producer, Athol Guy (Seekers).

Sharing my private jet with Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher.

Wth Leo Sayer at Playboy Chicago.

With Lee Majors (6 Million Dollar Man).

Dick Clark - American Bandstand at Playboy Chicago. Ward “Pally” Austin disc jockey. Tommy Leonetti and John Pond.

John Pond, Irene Austin, model in Beverley Hills., outside famous Deli.

With Bill Collins - Movie  Presenter

With Margaret Keane (movie BIG EYES).

Directing Donna Douglas (Beverly Hillbillies) for Soap commercial.

Interviewing Robert Wagner and Robert Conrads on “To Catch a Thief set  in Hollywood.

With my friend  John Wayne

With Tige Andrews, star Mod Squad in Hollywood

With Buddy Grecco - Jazz great.

At Hollwood Park Raceway with George Raft and Walter  Matthau

Just sold our house at Centennial Park after 57 years there. Moved to Vaucluse.

Our new “downsized” abode at Vaucluse

Nevada Police training for casino

Sandra at  Archibald “Packers” award with retired head judge portrait. MORE:

https://sandratblog.com/

Me (John Pond) Being sketched by Moran Prize winner and Archibald finalist. Who knows, might make next years Archibald??? Doubt it.

The Morans congratulate new CEO.

Producing Bill Cosby concert in US

Lunch with Yul Bruner.

With Miss World

Flying in Frank Sinatra Jet Syd/Reno. Way to go.

HAPPY HOUR at  Mark Moran Vaucluse

Ladies in Black

READ Sandra Tiltman’s theatre reviews:

https://sandratblog.com/

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No - Not the Dead End Kids. My school photo - about 1948

John Pond runs in City to Surf for first time: Well actually I was taking photos in front of our new home at Vaucluse, needed to cross the street. Had to join the race to do so. Covered about 200 yards, best effort yet.
















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NEW LOOK IN RESTAURANT

Fortunately nothing is ever good enough for Mark and Yvette Moran, they are forever upgrading at my new home, Mark Moran Vacluse. Charlie Albone celebrity landscaper has just finished some interior landscaping to our fabulous, 5 star restaurant (open to the public). Charlie is a landscape designer and television presenter known for co-hosting Selling Houses Australia . He has also hosted other shows including The Party Garden, Charlie and the Flower Show and Chelsea's Greatest Garden. He completed a diploma of horticulture and landscape design and started his own landscaping company called Inspired Exteriors Albone is married to stylist, interior designer and television host Juliet Love who often works alongside Charlie.  In 2015, Albone won a silver-gilt medal at the Chelsea Flower Show. I photographed them while they were making finishing touches to SOL Botanica. Great food and service.

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RIVER CRUISING THE WAY TO GO

Uniworld’s newest itinerary for 2018, Remarkable Rhine, is a tantalising mix of art, action and authentic encounters. Board the exquisite River Empress and embark on a 9-day journey from Basel to Amsterdam. Enjoy special access to revered museums, a vast array of active adventures onshore and authentic regional cuisine.

All of Uniworld’s Rhine sailings feature Jewish Heritage-themed cruises, with excursions and onboard activities providing an in-depth exploration of Europe’s rich Jewish history and culture. Priced from $4,999 per person.

This voyage is part of The Ultimate 2018 Air Offer, so an airfare is included to get you there when booked by September 30, 2017*. Alternatively, you can pay in full to save 10% on the total cruise fare with our Early Booking Savings offer, valid to September 30, 2017.

PHOTOS: Show Maria Theresa. JOHN POND: I have sailed on Uniworld and their décor and cabins are the best I have experienced.

MY FAIR LADY WINNER

Great cast, best sets, outstanding stage lighting, although I have seen it many times over the years, this production is World class.

Full review from Sandra soon at www.sandratblog.com

www.johnpond.net PHOTOS John Pond

SPRING FAIR at Moran Vauclause

Below:

some of

the Moran

family walking

through

the

fantastic

gardens.

PHOTOS:

John Pond





















SUNDAY MORNING at Moran Vaucluse

What a great way to enjoy Sunday. Brunch at SOL Botanica, I had the best pancakes.

One of our favourite bartenders Igor is returning to Italy (we will miss him very much.

A short walk through the gardens then coffee while listening to the entertaining duo in the  lounge. Everyone wanted a photo with Igor. How good can it get.


John, what do you think I should do?

5 STAR CRUISING LECTURE

FREE FRENCH CHAMPAGNE

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

Thursday 12 October

Harry’s Bar

5pm: Complimentary

French Champagne & standard

drinks plus canapés

5.15pm: Introduction by John Pond    (semi-retired cruise editor/writer)

5.20pm: Presentation - Questions

6pm: Drinks and mingle

6.30pm: Ends

Complimentary French Champagne and Canapes will be served, courtesy Ponant. RSVP at the Concierge Desk is essential as numbers are limited.




LOOKING BACK

5 STAR CRUISING LECTURE

FREE FRENCH CHAMPAGNE       SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS      Thursday 12 October      Harry’s Bar

5pm: Complimentary French Champagne & standard drinks plus canapés

5.15pm: Introduction by John Pond    (semi-retired cruise editor/writer)

5.20pm: Presentation - Questions       6pm: Drinks and mingle        6.30pm: Ends

Complimentary French Champagne and Canapes will be served, courtesy Ponant. RSVP at the Concierge Desk is essential as numbers are limited.

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Can't work out this silly daylight saving. I get up late, they feed me early. What's a poor dog to do?


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