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Date Posted: 19:34:22 05/27/10 Thu
Author: Karen Presley (she inspired me and still does!)
Author Host/IP: 75-130-52-226.static.kgpt.tn.charter.com /
Subject: Re: Setting the Record Straight-a Message from Joanna to fans
In reply to: Lisa Everetts 's message, "Setting the Record Straight-a Message from Joanna to fans" on 18:30:28 07/28/07 Sat

Hello all!

I am a little late getting into the VH1 converstation...I didn't see it...I am sorry I missed it! However, I can fully understand why she left the industry...me not having been in the industry at all,however, I understand the lack of integrity in ALL jobs! I admire her for that! She is the persona she portrayed every Saturday morning that I got up extra early to watch..she reinforced values that I was being raised with even then... and those values have never left me.

I admit to donning a brooch and and towel and running around and jumping off ..well..trying to save someone!!

I am a 43 year old woman that has been a fan of Joanna's for YEEEEARSSS~ she was my first crush, actually! She inspired me in many ways and I very much look up to her.

Most importantly, she was true to her craft and stuck by her instincts and DID not give into the "ole boy network," which was very prevalent in the 70's and in some ways...still is today.

So, to my very first crush in life... YOU ARE THE BEST AND THANK YOU FOR THE GUIDANCE!!!!!! never forgotten!!

Much love,

>I am a personal friend of Joanna Cameron's, and I just
>got off the phone with her, and I felt that with the
>release of the "Secrets of Isis" DVD, that it should
>be cleared up as to why you won't see Joanna on the
>special features.
>Yes, she was approached to be a part of it, but there
>seems to have been a lack of communication in the
>process of getting her on the special features. She
>never said she would not be a part of it, infact she
>very much wanted to be a part of the DVD. It has been
>said about the money being an issue, but what people
>don't understand ...especially outside of the
>entertainment industry...is that being an
>actor/actress is your job. That's what you are paid to
>do. It is being an artist...but that your work isn't
>a painting, it is a tv show or a movie, but that is
>"you" and your creating a work of art. So, it is not
>fair to actors/actresses to expect them to put their
>art out there, but don't expect to get paid for it.
>Joanna has 2 businesses that she runs in Hawaii, and
>for her to leave her business...even for a brief
>amount of time, it was extremely hard to do for her,
>to get away. Plus, she works in jobs where she is
>surrounded by buisness people, who are saying to
>her...this was a show you put your heart and soul in
>to it, and you should be paid something , and I think
>that is totally a legitimate thing to want. There are
>so many actors/actresses that get absolutly no money
>from the shows they spent years working on-and that
>was what they made themselves known for, and they
>earned that, they worked themselves to death, and then
>they have nothing to show for it in the end. As a
>fan of alot of older shows, it outrages me to know how
>taken advantage of-the stars are.
>Joanna got out of the entertainment business because
>of the way people are treated within that business..
>And, I personally can't even comprehend the enormous
>amounts of pressure that are put on
>actors/actresses...and the work they do is so time
>consuming and so demanding...but all the public sees
>is the "image" of them...they don't seem to look at a
>celebrity as being a normal person at all.
>I was a fan of the show, and I think that Andy Mangels
>did a fantastic job on everything and that he put way
>more special features on it than I have ever seen in
>any DVD release. The interviews they did with Brian,
>Joanna Pang, and Ronalda Douglas were lengthy and they
>got alot of time to talk about the show. The behind
>the scenes pictures were a great addition, and over
>all the DVD itself is really well done.
>Joanna would have liked to have been on it, if she
>could have been a part of the whole process she had
>every intention of taking proceeds from the sale of
>the DVD, and she would have donated money to several
>of her favorite charities. She highly supports the
>families of our military.
>Joanna is grateful to have been a part of a well
>respected show. She is thankful to all her fans for
>their support, I am sure she would love to hear from
>some of you. It never hurts to remind a person when
>they did a good thing in their lifetime.
>Joanna did do the VH-1..Where are they Now? episode,
>a few years back, so at least fans have had an
>opportunity to see what she looks like now-which she
>still looks great, and they know what she's doing in
>her life.
>She is very happy that people are saying good things
>about the DVD.
>Joanna put her heart and soul in to the show, and she
>did a fantastic job, if she hadn't, it wouldn't have
>been the most popular Saturday morning show-of it's
>time-that is proof that people respected it and loved
>I personally think it was one of the best shows ever
>made. As, I watched the clips of the "Morals"...it
>took me back to my childhood...and the nostalgia of
>that period in my own life, and the people in my life
>at that time who I miss dearly...and if a TV show can
>do that, that in itself is amazing. I think in this
>day and age where you see no messages anywhere
>directed towards children ...we need that in today's
>world more than ever....you can see it in the kids
>today. They need role models so badly, and the
>entertainment industry today is setting a horrible
>example for kids to follow.
>So, when I see Joanna saying things to children on
>that show...like...don't do a dare and do something
>stupid, be brave enough not to do the wrong thing, and
>don't play with guns, and be respectful to others, and
>to your parents, and don't judge people based on their
>skin color, and women can do any job a man can
>do....those are things that need to be taught...there
>are so many kids out there in the world that need
>guidance to do those things, and need taught right
>from wrong, and it can change people's lives if they
>have a person in their world showing them the right
>I know it, because I had role models like Joanna, and
>became a part of the Big Brother/Big Sister program,
>and other organizations to make sure I passed on what
>was taught to me by somebody, and I will be forever
>grateful to Joanna for her role in my life in that
>way. I am honored to be her friend.

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