|January 29, 2013, 2:15:24 PM|
Say Goodbye to 2012, Hello to 2013
How can it be that time flies but presidential elections seem to go on forever?
The year 2012 started quietly. The highlight of January was that, as garden tour chair, I attended the board meeting in Three Arch Bay and was granted permission to hold the May tour there. In February Robert guest starred on “Criminal Minds” and was home in time to watch the Oscars with champagne, caviar with snarky friends.
The garden club’s prize winning flower power routine in the Patriot’s Day Parade in early March kicked-off ticket sales for the garden tour. The next weekend Robert had a personal appearance in NJ followed by a week in NYC. We caught Stockard Channing in Other Desert Cities and Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, John Larroquette in the timely revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Plus jogging in Central Park, lunch at the Spotted Pig, Pina Bausch in 3D at Lincoln Center and other pleasures of the greatest city in the world.
At the end of April we went to Calgary, Canada for a p.a., home for one day, not even time to bust Maizy out of the Dog Ranch, before going to Australia for publicity in Melbourne and Sydney then took a sea plane to Hayman Island for dazzling snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. Flocks of wild snow-white cockatoos raided the nuts in the mini-bar if we left our deck door open even a crack.
My mother Jackie came down for a lovely visit and many games of Scrabble at the end of April. We all went out for Indian food on my 50th (6/5). Robert turned 65 the next day. On the summer solstice girlfriends gathered for another celebration of my 50th, which began with “Blissful Buddha” cocktails and concluded with skinny-dipping in the Pacific.
Though I missed the garden tour, all through July I edited the souvenir books that the club presents to garden owners, which gave me the opportunity to pore over 827 photos of the gardens at their peak. (You can view the book on Blurb.com.)
In the heat of August we celebrated Tane Rice’s 5th birthday at Disneyland. Did you know the Electric Light Parade moved to Orlando? The fireworks are still great though. With Tane’s little sister Maya, Robert got to go on all his favorites: Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mr Toad’s Wild Ride and, of course, Peter Pan’s Flight.
Later in August Robert went to San Antonio for a week to work on Sanitarium, starring John Glover and Malcolm McDowell. Then he popped up to LA to guest star in an episode of the Comedy Central hit “Workaholics”.
In late September we went to London. On our 24th anniversary we saw the play Jumpy, about mothers, daughters and turning 50. Robert spent a week starring in the celebrity edition of the cooking show, “Come Dine With Me” along with a psychic, a “Survivor” winner and a cross-dressing cage fighter while I explored galleries and gardens in the rain. The National Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors was a hoot.
Back home we cuddled with Maizy for a week then left for a p.a. in Dallas. Robert left from there to star in Kantemir in Pittsburgh where he worked for almost a month, broken up by a weekend in Orlando. He flew back to Pittsburgh just ahead of superstorm Sandy, which forced the production to use up its cover sets early and resulted in weeks of cold exterior night work in late November.
I visited my family in Marin for Halloween where my prosthetic six-breasted Den Mother werewolf costume failed to win a prize. Robert finally made it home just in time for Thanksgiving in Ojai. From there we continued up the coast to the dog friendly Cambria Shores Inn. Only Maizy got pillow mints!
As the winter solstice nears, Maizy is eager to romp in the snow in Santa Fe.
We hope 2013 finds you happy and healthy and surrounded by love.
Love to you all, Nancy!
|December 5, 2012, 5:00:10 PM|
**** CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOPPING DAYS LIMIT****
Attention K-Mart (KruegerMart) Shoppers!!!
This Year's Gift Buying/Receiving deadline is Wednesday December 12th, 2012. Meaning if you want your Krueger Gifts to arrive BY CHRISTMAS, you must have your order purchased by December 12th. Anything after that cannot be guarenteed to arrive in time.
Rob and Nancy will be entertaining family for the full holiday season...thru to the New Years. Nancy MAY be able to get some orders out during that time, but will NOT be able to do ANY SIGN MY STUFF orders. If you order after Dec. 12 or before Jan, 2nd, 2013 ...your order may be delayed.
We hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season. And may I Love Satanmas be always in your favor!
|June 4, 2012, 5:00 PM|
From Laguna Beach, Ca
What's a boy to do? Stanley Cup or Gordon Ramsey night on Fox. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
|January 17, 2012, 1:42:37 PM|
Happy 2012 to all our Fans at robertenglund.com
Here is a special recap of 2011 just for you all
We began 2011 in Marin with my family After the 50th annual New Year’s Day hike from Pantoll ranger station to
Stinson Beach, Robert, our new dog Maizy and I cruised down the California coast home to Laguna.
In February Robert wore leotards covered with green “mo-cap” dots to capture his motions for his role in the hit video
game Call of the Dead. Reportedly Sarah Michelle Geller looks better in tights than Michael Rooker or Danny Trejo.
We picked a route in North Laguna for the May 6 Gate & Garden Tour, which I again chaired. I finished writing the
tour brochure early so that in April when my mother came for a long visit I was free to spend plenty of time playing
Scrabble with her under the umbrella on the deck.
Robert popped up to LA to shoot The Sexy Dark Ages for Funny or Die.com.
Then in early June Robert traveled to London to shoot a small, key role in
Strippers Vs Werewolves, which should come out soon. He plays the jailed,
former wolf pack leader opposite the new alpha played by English character
actor Billy Murray.
I joined him on location in Holland Park and then we
moved to Mayfair for our birthdays.
We saw several terrific plays, including
the National Theatre production of "War Horse" and a faultless revival of Pinter’s
"Betrayal" with Kristin Scott Thomas. I went to Kew Gardens, which is really big!
Wear comfortable shoes, especially if it is raining.
August was a busy month for public appearances. Robert and I traveled to
Chicago, home for a week, then Toronto, Canada and Atlanta, GA on consecutive
weekends. In Atlanta we rented a car and drove to Sea Island for a relaxing post
Labor Day vacation at the empty Cloisters resort on the Atlantic.
While Robert worked in Gotenborg, Sweden I found a jogging trail down a canal
then over to a botanical garden. Loved the glass house full of exotic palm trees
On the way home we layed over a couple of days in London. Saw a weak,
miscast version of "The Tempest". Gorged ourselves on Indian food.
In October we traveled to Boston for the Rock & Shock convention and the premiere of
"Inkubus", departed from there to Spain where Robert attended red carpet premieres of
"I Want To Be A Soldier" in Madrid and Barcelona.
While we were in Spain we learned Robert
had been hired to poach gigantic crocodiles in Bulgaria for the SyFy channel.
We had a couple of pretty days in Sofia, including more Indian food and a visit to
the splendid archeology museum before heading an hour out of town to shoot at the
rustic Lake Iskar doubling for Maine.
"Lake Placid, Final Chapter" will be out on the
SyFy channel in about a year. First they have to CGI in the giant gators.
We were in
Bulgaria for Halloween so missed Robert’s guest star on Hawaii Five -0 but had friends
at the house greet all those anxious trick-or-treaters. Local suburban legend has it
Freddy himself answers the door every 50th kid. Not true.
Returning home in November, Jet lag helped us stay up to watch three episodes of Boardwalk Empire back to back.
Then we drove north for Thanksgiving with my family. We bounced up the coast stopping
in Carmel and Sausalito, then inland through Napa to Lake County. The view from the kitchen
of our host’s home over the valley of vineyards in patchwork
shades of red-orange-yellow was spectacular. Now I know why Robert was
so willing to wash all those Thanksgiving dishes.
We are back from Santa Fe where it snowed for Christmas.
We love you all, so 'Ciao for Niao' Kruegerites!
Nancy & Robert Englund
|December 16, 2011, 12:13:39 PM|
Happy Holidays to all of you! I want to thank you for your patience over the past month. The webmonster ran into some programming probs while in Europe. But we've sorted them out, we think. Without further ADO:
THE PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNERS:
Here are the winners, from third to first place:
3rd Place/Prize is a tie between Josh Meseck and Miranda Doerfler, who each created scary scenes
which wrapped around the sphere...Prizes to both!
2nd Place/Prize goes to Elizabeth Davis not
only for the creature with the big teeth and hands under the stairs but also the pumpkin carved with a crowd of zombies. So a Prize going to Elizabeth!
And the winner is...
1st Place/Prize Natalie
Tomaszewski - whose Nosferatu blew my mind. The imagery is sophisticated and the technique shows a mastery of the pumpkin arts.
Everyone knows I am a soft touch. I just have a hard time picking the best. So these are also pumkin artworks, costumes...etc that Robert and I really liked. Last year I sent little gifts off to the Honorable mentioned folks. If I can this year too, I will...but temper your expectations, things are CRAAZZZYYY around the Englund household...so the Honorable Mentions might have to accept just my personal thanks this year...we'll see. Here goes:
Krilova Ekaterina for those creepy paintings
Dean for fun images and excellent use of negative space,
Dragonroar Ruthie for her
Amber Buttrum's anime mash-up.
Aelia Petro inadvertently with her pumpkin contest entry.
Sara Childers inadvertantly wins the Costume Contest...which we were'nt holding, but it's definately on for next year!!!!
Thank you ALL for participating. Everyone who entered will get a signed postcard. But please send me your snail mail addresses through the website's contact form...
Just put CONTEST in the subject line.
Love and Happy Holidays to all you little monsters... Nancy
|October 19, 2011, 11:04:59 AM|
Just a note about signed halloween cards for this year; My husband has just learned he will be headed to Bulgaria over the halloween period for work. We are not sure if we are going to be able to get any more signed Halloween Cards out on time. He is due back on November 11th.
Now I am trying to work out a solution with the webmonster to somehow bring a box of cards to us in Bulgaria. I'll have Rob sign a card he chooses and we'll try to get it out to you before halloween. Then when he returns to the US he'll sign the item you ordered anyway and send it off. If we can do this, we'll let everyone now here at robertenglund.com...
We are both very sorry if this causes any distress for you sweeties, but the life of an actor can be, if you paron the pun...a real nightmare.
I hope you all will understand,
Love and peace to all, Auntie Nancy...
|August 28, 2011, 6:08:37 PM|
Hi everybody: We just want to give a big thanks to webmonster Rhet for putting together a mobile version of our site in just two days. Yes we know it's not perfect yet...but for now it will allow you to do a few things while you are out there in the big ol' world.
So check it out on your IPAD/IPHONES. If you use a Android OS phone or tablet, please continue to enjoy the full site. Hope you are all doing well!!! Peace out - Robert.
|February 11, 2011, 11:36:07 AM|
Here is a bit of news for the AUGUST FLASH BACK WEEKEND 2011 from Nancy Englund:
"...Robert is going to appear at Flashback Weekend. Every show is
different. Generally Robert's autograph costs $30 on your item or on the
photos he provides. He will probably have his memoir HOLLYWOOD MONSTER
available for sale as well.
Generally you can take unposed pictures of
Robert for free. Flashback generally has a photographer for photo ops which
cost about $20. With that you receive a color 8x10 print of you and/or your
family with Robert taken by a professional photographer.
website can probably answer other questions. I do know that Robert is
generally on of the more popular guests and sometimes only VIP ticket
holders are guaranteed a signature. Others must wait in line and sometimes
Robert doesn't get to everyone.
Sundays are generally the quiet day at a
show and you will have much better luck getting the autographs you want on a
Sunday. Hope to see you all there...Nancy"
Jot this down on your calenders, Dreamerz!
|November 28, 2010, 2:40:41 PM|
As expected while in Sweden i saw the inside of a convention center, people
dressed as Princess Leia, and a long line of folks waiting for their moment with
Robert. Very, very cold. I was contemplating going for a run but today's driving
snow put the kabosh on that.The sun sets at 3;30 here so if you've been saving
daylight, send it to Sweden, they can really use it. Tomorrow we head to London
for a week. Plays and other amusements are already lined up.
Lots of love, Nancy
|November 14, 2010, 10:21:54 AM|
from NYC Horrorfest 2010:
Hornitos Tequilla and Robert Englund have partnered up to present to you the finesst series of Tequilla ever created by humans. Hornitos Website.
There is no better moment in life than to sip a shot of Hornitos Plata with Rob at Splashes in Laguna Beach at the Surf 'n Sand Hotel overlooking the Majestic Pacific Ocean. If you are of age, give Hornitos a shot. 'Plomo o Plata'? we say PLATA!
|November 13, 2010, 9:26:14 AM|
from NYC Horrorfest 2010:
Took a splendid walk through the park yesterday. Dogs everywhere, squirrels with
rabies and trees changing. No Stay-pufft monster menacing the Dakota this day,
just a bunch of punters on the pond. I'm a sucker for buildings reflected in
water. And the final photo is our hotel from across the park.
We saw THE 39 STEPS off Broadway, all 104 parts played by 4 people. Hilarious.
We walked home from our play to discover snow in the gutters right around the
front of our hotel... Making movies, on location. Elaborate set dress for what
looked like a short scene of a guy answering a cell phone as he walked by
holiday shops. They were just wrapping up when we woke up this morning.
Tourists seem mystified by the lingering snow.
OK, the Statue of Liberty is just my "What? And give up show biz?" moment.
And the Eloise flag on the front of the Plaza is for my niece who was enchanted
by the portrait of Eloise in the lobby there.
Walking around on the west side and stumbled on this building with Egyptian
details, now a pediatrician's office. You don't need to look far to see
fascinating details. Makes me want to be a pigeon so i can see them up close.
Tonight Robert gets his Lifetime Achievement award from the NYC Horror Film
Fest, the real reason we are here. Oh boy, i get to go for a run in the Park
while Robert does an interview.
For now, xoxox N
|November 12, 2010, 5:14:43 PM|
from New York City, USA - 11-10-2010
"...Wow, saw a fantastic play tonight LA BETE starring David Hyde Pierce & Mark
Rylance.a comedy about language in rhyming couplets fighting iambic pentameter.
This after a lovely walk up 5th Ave to the Jewish Museum to see an interesting
show on Houdini.And a pilgrimage to Bemelman's Bar in the Carlyle. Dinner at
Sardi's. The little bar was closed so we couldn't gorge ourselves on pots of
cheese. Sat under drawings of Christopers Walken and Noth. I had to steal the
"actor's menu" that they brought over when they recognized Robert. xoxox Nancy...You can find a few photos in the E-Ville Photo album called NYC Horrorfest - 2010
|November 5, 2010, 2:10:01 PM|
Rob has not had a heart attack. The rumors are just that. Stupid too. Get out your blooger's cap and start counter-acting the rumors where you can. Everything is fine and we'll see you all at NYC's Horror Film Festival - N.
|November 1, 2010, 7:40:41 AM|
Many people have been wondering what Rob's thoughts are about the 2010 NOES remake w/ JEH. There are more comments coming in the future. Here we go:
"I was not very engaged by the characters, the movie was slow and i thought the decision for a more "realistic" melted nose burn make-up was nonsensical (Freddy is a dream phantom, why "real"?) and robbed JEH of a strong profile,
something a character seen mostly in shadows and silhouette needs."
|October 29, 2010, 2:44:07 PM|
HELLO ALL YOU LITTLE MONSTERS!!!!
Uncle Robbie and Auntie Nancy here to have a little conversation about....HALLOWEEN!!!!
I'm sure I don't have to tell you how much WE LOOOOVE Halloween. In fact, if you check our our E-ville Photo Albums, you'll see one called Halloween in Englund. That's how we roll in Laguna Beach!!!
Hopefully you've been invited to a costume party, or are throwing one. Or perhaps you're taking in a movie - we can't think of a better way to spend Halloween DAY than to take in "SAW 3-D." You have to appreciate the fact that Jigsaw is bringing us the first real modern Blood-spattering Horror Fest in 3-D...yummmyy!
Maybe you're hitting a haunted house, or taking your children through the neighborhood to beg for little monster treats! Some of you might be attending and LGBT Halloween Parade...which if you haven't before yoou should put it on your Bucket List!
Ultimately, Nancy and I want to stress how important it is to be completely aware of your environment. You'll Party Hearty in your way. But remember to set LIMITS. Drinking and Driving on Halloween is SO WRONG IN SO MANY WAYS. It breaks our hearts to think that someone would drive impaired with children running around. Mind your tolerances and do not let others pressure you to over-indulge.
Okay kids. Time for Nancy and I to finish roasting our latest house guest. We're barbecuing!!!
All our love and Happy Halloween to all of you,
Rob and Nancy Englund.
|October 17, 2010, 11:14:58 AM|
from Florida, USA - Oct, 2010
Actually, we aren't really in Florida, we are on a small island off the coast,
in the gulf, in the possible path of a hurricane... but that looks like it is
dying out or going to Cuba. Clouds and a gorgeous sunset. Convertible weather.
We drove around the Ding Darling Wildlife refuge this morning then boated with a
naturalist in another part of the preserve. I wanted to bike thru but Robert
thought we might be gator bait so we drove.
There are gator warnings everywhere. My favorite part of the "living with
gators" sign got cut off. Something like: do not let children or small dogs play
by themselves near water. So we keep looking at houses with screened porches and
wondering what kind of BIG dog we will get after maizy gets eaten by a gator.
watching the news. Hurricane weakening, miners emerging in Chile.
Beautiful sunset for our nature cruise this evening. It started with a talk by
the "touch tank" where Brianna dives to collect specimens that she keeps alive
for a week or so before releasing them and catching new ones. good gig. We saw a
"footprint", a patch of .flat water in a horseshoe of ruffled water indicating
the down stroke of a tail and loitered there and were rewarded with the sighting
of a manatee. This one was only about 6 feet long. We saw its nose and later the
whole back and tail fin as it dove out of sight. Quite majestic. Now i can cross
that off my life list. Also many roseate spoonbills, ibis, oystercatchers,
osprey and their nests and of course, brown pelicans in abundance.
mangrove swamps are the incubators of the entire gulf eco system and, tho buggy,
are treasured here on Sanibel Island.
Ok, ok, pretend the seahorses are in the wild, not snuggled up against the
filter of a tank. But the water here is so murky that we wouldn't see them
otherwise. Our naturalist Brianna caught these guys and they are on display by
the "touch tank", along with that prehistoric horseshoe crab. That amazing
twisty thing is a dried egg case of some shelled creature. I forget the name.
that gets anchored to the bottom and floats for a couple months while they
i had to defy the boat captain and stand up while docking to take the picture of
the reflected sunset.
The other two are from Spooky Empire in Orlando where Robert worked over the
We are on Sanibel island for another few days. Rain is predicted, again, just
makes it cooler when tooling around in our bright red mustang convertible. When
i rented it, i asked the guy if he was going to just hand me a book of speeding
tickets or should i pick them up as we go along. He was not amused.
We meandered up the west coast of Florida today from Sanibel back to Orlando.
Taking a plane home tomorrow. I have ferocious no-see-um bites but learned a
cure for the itching: a q-tip dipped in boiling water. Stings so good then makes
the itching go away for a few hours. I was hesitant to go in the pool today at
the Wyndam... i look like i have leprosy or something. No pictures of that, ok?
Yesterday we paddled around in a mangrove swamp, saw egrets and osprey but alas,
no manatee. Note the constellation of bites on my forearm. That is NOTHING.
Sanibel runs just about north/south off the west coast of Florida in the gulf.
As a result of this orientation, the beaches are thick with shells, mostly
scallops and clams with a few welks and conch. It was picking up shells that
proved my undoing with the danged no-see-ums.
Sanibel is famous for its shells. It has a decent shell museum. Robert read all
the dull stuff about shells through the ages while i hung out in the kiddie room
and watched shells squirt, bang and hop. Who knew?
Alas, i had to leave that beautiful branching sponge at the beach. Waaaaaay too
stinky. But they positively encourage you to take shells home so i obliged by
filling a few shoes.
Ok, we finally did see a gator but it was dead, in the nature center connected
to a nice native plant nursery. Sanibel is very eco-focused. about a quarter of
the island is undeveloped nature preserves.
It took me a few days to notice but everything is upstairs. Only the older
houses are built on the ground. All the little malls, restaurants etc are up a
flight of stairs. Thistle Lodge is the restaurant connected with our hotel and
former playground of Ford and Edison, who vacationed on the island. Sanibel is
connected to the mainland by a causeway. i guess they get weather sometimes?
Yes, Paula menaced us before dissipating on its way to Cuba. Clear now and there
are bugs out, even here in civilization. As if they could find a clear spot of
skin to bite me. Ha
One of my favorite things about Sanibel is the 25 mph speed limit throughout the
island. You have to mentally and physically slow down there. Which gives you a
chance to contemplate the meaning of "impenetrable jungle". For much of the
length of the island, on each side of the narrow road a machine i can envision,
with a comic book huge saw blade mows the jungle back twenty feet from the road,
leaving a solid wall of palm trees and other mean, stabbing, grabbing plants,
punctuated by dead trees and osprey nests.
Some houses have beautiful, exotic gardens of orange bromeliads and bright
striped agave. But most look like they are just trying to keep the jungle from
engulfing their homes. I think a chainsaw would be my most useful garden tool
here. Magnificent blue palm trees, just like mine only, well, happy. Makes my
little guy in the front look kinda sad. Then i remember Laguna has NO no-see-ums
and i am happy again. Ok, something is biting me... gotta run...
love to you all
|September 23, 2010, 1:11:51 PM|
Latest news and pictures from D.C.
Please visit the Englundville/Maryland 2010 photo album to view nancy's pictures
Hot and muggy here in DC. But cold enough to hang meat inside the Smithsonian. Truly one of the best curated museums we have ever been in. Yesterday we went to
American History and today we hit Air and Space.
American History is, of course, home to Julia Child's kitchen and Kermit the Frog. There was a great exhibit on highways in America with recreations of motels and a traffic jam of cool chrome.
In the Air and Space i loved the juxtaposition of The Spirit of St Louis and the
Gemini landing capsule with the burn mark etched in the bottom. One seat was mended with duct-tape but my photo didn't come out. Come on, NASA sending a man
into orbit with a duct-taped seat? That's America.
Robert proudly posed with a Lockheed
F-104 Starfighter, which his daddy helped design.
No U-2 on display but maybe that is because it is still being used by the military. Love, Nancy
|September 21, 2010, 12:37:24 PM|
Dear lovely people,
Robert had a convention in Baltimore over the weekend. Today we drove to
Washington. Lunch and a little walk around in Georgetown. Quite warm and muggy,
hence my fuzzy hair.
Then when it got dark Robert and i took a cab tour with a
great driver and we looked at all the monuments all lighted up.
Tomorrow we plan
to visit at least one of the museums of the Smithsonian. Home in a few days.
Lots of love, Nancy
You can find a few pictures in the Englundville Travel Album: Maryland 2010 ...enjoy!
|July 14, 2010, 5:02:31 PM|
Uncle Robert here.....you' dreamin' flesh-sacks!
Hey, I saw the greeting cards Nacy brought home from the printers yesterday and all I can say is WOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWWWdafgpanbdnb;dbn:dbdkbndbknd!
That's Krueger Baby Talk for 'Y'all Did Amazing!!! Thanks 1000 times over.
...and a special nod to my wife Nancy and the webmonster for taking the time to make this all happen.
But ultimately, we want to thank you: Thomas, Adam, Chris, Marcus, Harjit and Kailey!
|June 14, 2010, 12:19:11 PM|
A THANK YOU FROM THE ENGLUNDS:
(this note came to me from 20,000 feet above the middle of the country...)
"...Hey everyone! Uncle Robbie here...
You guys are amazing! I've just viewed the birthday gallery. I couldn't believe my eyes! Wow. Simply incredible. Your thoughts and your inner-visions continue to fascinate me.
And even though your creativity is transcendent, what truly brings warmth to my heart is the kind words some of you have for my wife. It proves that not only are you caring AND talented, but you are also amazingly generous.
Thank you for sharing your gifts with me and the rest of the world. I am truly touched.
Love and Happiness to you all -- Robert!"
VISIT ROB'S BIRTHDAY GREETING GALLERY
|June 7, 2010, 12:42:07 PM|
Hi from New England.
accompaning photos are in Eville's New England album
Robert was shooting in Providence, RI for almost a month. I joined him there. While he was shooting i toured The Breakers, a Vanderbilt "cottage" in Newport, RI. Providence is a beautiful old city and home to the Rhode Island School of Design, where my grandmother taught ceramics 100 years ago.
After Memorial Day we took a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. We are testing the limits of seafood. Menemsha is a tiny town on western tip where some scenes from JAWS were shot. In the picture of Robert eating yet another oyster, those are my mussels sitting in the pylon. Best mussels, ever. Simply steamed, fresh, dipped in butter. Amazing.
The trouble with nature here is that is accompanied by a LOT of bugs...and I forgot the bug spray the day we visited the Felix Neck Audubon preserve. We learned that horseshoe crabs grow to be AT LEAST a foot across. We saw some nesting osprey. and other red birds.
We are staying in Edgartown, across from Chappaquiddick. Many lighthouses and old light house lenses. And bunnies hiding under hostas. And peonies everywhere.
The hotel we stayed in in Providence was a former Masonic Lodge with many artifacts about. New furniture for all you Da Vinci Coders to covet.
Tomorrow morning we take another ferry back to the mainland and home to Maizy. Island life certainly has its charm. There is a small town feel.... well, the six towns on the island ARE small this time of year. Did I send a picture of the Charlotte Inn? That's where we had a lovely birthday diner, complete with bellinis.
|March 23, 2010, 1:26:42 PM|
Continuing from Rome: Check the E-ville Link for Picture Album "Italy 2010"
I can't quite explain it, because everyone complains about the city but i love
Rome, the beauty and history, of course, but also the energy, and crazy
Plus better food than Orvieto. Right now the improbable cry of seagulls is
competing with church bells, reminding us how close we are to the Tiber and the
The prices are laughable after Orvieto, but then, you know, it's Roma (shrug).
Thronged with students and other tourists, Rome is patient.
|March 22, 2010, 9:43:45 AM|
Hi All From Italy: (new ITALY 2010 Album building up in the 'E-Ville' section of the page).
Geez, another gorgeous hill town just down the street from where Robert shot SINNER a couple of years ago. The duomo is so big i couldn't photograph the whole from without a special lens.
i missed the best fresco in this duomo which is very famous Expulsion from the Garden. I hope i can go back tomorrow with Robert. He's been busy with interviews and lunches with the mayor.
It is the first festival here so it is very
disorganized but beautiful and the people are sweet as wine. You can't swing a
coat without hitting a roman arch.
Pretty hill town, good food.
Orvieto is an official Slowcity, meaning they embrace the future slowly. Slow
cities grew around the slow food movement, which is all about locally produced,
sustainability, eating seasonally, etc. They spread that to all of culture and
so try to preserve local crafts, local language, etc. Not luddites but moving
with care so that the past is not lost.
We had a short olive oil tasting after lunch.
kind of a mixed bag of photos.
|February 3, 2010, 10:02:57 AM|
CONGRATS TO THE CONTEST WINNERS!!! Please remember that the webmonster Rhet needs your current emails and full names in order for us to get you your prizes and get your artwork into printing shape!!! Rob and I LOOOOOVED all the cards. We hope you'll be ready for the next contest: Design a top banner to fit this page (we're going to rotate them.....) More on that soon. In the mean time: WINNERS - SEND IN YOUR EMAILS!!!! to firstname.lastname@example.org
|February 2, 2010, 2:20:33 PM|
"Now why should we have one card winner?", I ask myself. We shouldn't. We should have more. I want our e-store filled with various works for various sorts. Developing...
|January 21, 2010, 9:50:44 AM|
From Barcelona, 2010 - (images in E-Ville's Barcelona Album) Hi all...Rainy day (it never rains in barcelona, we are told) wandering the old quarter. We went to the most important museums, xocolate and Picasso, then saw this replica of a 1862 submarine. Columbus returned here after his trips to North America, hence his statue, pointing out to sea. Octopus were the theme of the day, erotic
ones at the Picasso museum and this one on the street. All for now, xoxoxoxox Nancy
|January 16, 2010, 11:27:06 PM|
Continuing from Barcelona 2010 (with Photos in E-Ville: On the weekend all of Barcelona turns out to meander down the pedestrian mall of
Las Ramblas, lined with ancient shops and kitch,
selling flowers, birds and whatever else you need. Plus painted people posing
for passersby. There were plenty of stalls
selling canaries and lovebirds but these chickens were more amusing, until i
realized they are probably dinner. This is one of MANY markets in barcelona, which leads me to believe people eat
lots of extremely fresh food.
The fruit section actually smelled like fruit! Imagine! Food with a fragrance!
Sure. lots must come from
green houses or on trucks from far away.... A delightful meander.
There were entire stalls of "variety meats" (organs and other odd bits).
Who stacks the beans? Who stacks the eggs? and then we hit the seafood section. Such pretty shells! who knew the snails
inside were edible? last night we went out with the producers of the movie plus some other friends
to a fantastic fish restaurant. I shopped for shoes. Fantastic sales but i
haven't found anything yet. BTW, bombers are firemen. And Finally, Robert was wearing his sunglasses at night trying to be incognito because he was
in a bunch of newspapers today.
that's his story and he's sticking to it, anyway. For now, Have a great weekend to all of you! xoxoxo Nancy and Robert
|January 16, 2010, 9:42:57 AM|
Morning all....The following comments correspond with the Barcelona 2010 Photo album in the E-Ville Section of the site. One day I'll see if I can't get the webmonster to combine a blogging box with the E-Ville album. Anyhoo...Calling all Englundites: we're still in Barcelona, and we are shooting at the Mayor's office adjacent to a lovely park where men play bocci and dogs romp. These stinking bird, wild green parrots, i think, have wrecked many sound takes. Press every day. But now Robert is done and we are on vacation in this lovely city....the roofline of this building is supposed to invoke the dragon that St George
fought. I haven't been inside yet but it is pretty rockin'
from the outside.
There are racks of rental bikes everywhere. Not sure how it works but they sure
The facade of the music center is covered with mosaics. the railing is glass. My erstwhile Italian teacher, the Russian Olga came down from Paris to be with
us in Barcelona.
We walked around the gothic quarter, stumbled upon this little cathedral then
had ice cream. And finally, alternate or additional shots of Robert at work on WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE A
SOLDIER. Robert plays a child psychologist
working with a violent child
|January 15, 2010, 8:53:12 AM|
From Barcelona Spain: There's snow everywhere on the way, the whole of Spain is blanketed but clear and cold
here. We walked around a little this afternoon but forgot our map and didn't want to get too lost. Just kept heading back to the street with the bat finials. Gaudi architecture everywhere, it seems. This is a museum/residence. Closed
until Friday. Robert works tomorrow, small part as a psychiatrist in an odd little movie about a violent child.
love to you all, nancy...(See some Barcelona pics in the E-Ville section of the site, Barcelona 2010 album).
|January 1, 2010, 9:39:42 AM|
HAPPY NEW YEAR KIDDIES
Uncle Robbie here...yep, it's really me.
I just thought I would wake up, have a cup of coffee to shake off last night's bacchanalia, then send you all a greeting for the new year. This year is going to be amazing for all of us. But you're going to have to work hard to overcome the difficulties of the past 9 years. So, with steely determination in your eyes I want you to greet each day as if it was your first. Know that your days are limited and all are precious. Most of all, never forget to love openly and honestly - starting with yourselves. Now get out there and live!!! Peace - Robert.
|December 7, 2009, 3:52:12 PM|
Robert is currently on location with Lance Hendricksen, Hal Holbrook, Kathy Baker, Robert Patrick and Samantha Mathis shooting a down and dirty nasty little movie entitled GOOD DAY FOR IT somewhere in rural Pennsylvania. He will not be home until December 18 so CHRISTMAS DELIVERY can not be
guaranteed. We can send a description of the item to the lucky recipient but that's the best we can do. Sorry. Nancy
|December 7, 2009, 12:53:57 PM|
From the Huffington Post
FIVE THINGS THAT SCARE ROBERT ENGLUND
[“A Nightmare on Elm Street’s” original Freddy Krueger, and current star of FEARnet’s “Fear Clinic”, reveals five things that are currently giving him nightmares.]
Normally, I embrace fear. I traffic in fear. Fear has been good to yours truly.
But if there’s anything scaring me these days, it’s the blatant misuse of fear in regards to health care reform. I am appalled at the brazen lies being propagated by opponents of reform specifically to scare the elderly and other vulnerable segments of our society. Pushing untruths about “death panels” and “pulling the plug on Grandma” are not helping the debate.
If we’re going to achieve effective health care in this country, we need an honest public discussion based on facts: how do we pay for reform, how will it work, who will be covered?
These are important issues than cannot be solved while lobbyists, pundits and “tea-baggers” are muddying the waters by marketing fear. The only people who should be scared by health care reform are those who make a profit off of other people’s suffering and illness.
Other things that frighten me:
I’m scared by the enormous amount of bottled water being consumed today, instead of people drinking filtered tap water. Did you know that nearly 90 percent of those plastic bottles are not recycled and wind up in landfills where it takes thousands of years for the plastic to decompose? Hey, there’s only so much room on this planet folks…
Also on the environmental front, I’m scared by the liberal contingent of Escalade driving, thug wheeled, Blackberry-yakking, GPS-searching moms who idle their huge vehicles in front of elementary schools for 30 minutes a day while waiting to pick up their children. Yeah, they’ll give lip service to being eco-friendly, but five days a week they’ll sit in their SUV’s spewing carbon monoxide into the air. And hey, when did kids stop walking to school?
I also fear that kids themselves are losing the spirit of adventure that I grew up with. Thanks to a culture of instant gratification and constant connectivity an entire generation is growing up online. Instead of opening up their horizons to travel and new cultures, they spend their time communicating via text on cell phones (even when they’re standing next to each other), socializing from afar on Facebook and downloading their entertainment from the internet. The technologies of convenience are making our sphere of exploration and experience smaller.
Finally, one thing that’s scaring me in a good way is a recent Swedish horror film movie I saw called “Let The Right One In”. Just when I thought vampires had “jumped the shark”, comes this chilling and disturbing movie (based on an equally frightening novel) that had me trembling like a teenager who had just discovered Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne Rice on the same day. It’s a complete reinvention of the vampire myth, and an extremely dark and creepy one at that. I highly recommend you find a copy of it on DVD, surrender to the subtitles and immerse yourself in a truly good scare.
|November 27, 2009, 9:56:20 AM|
...or as they call it here in Great Britain, Thursday.
Robert took the train to Manchester for a book signing. I explored London. Found the Roof Garden, one of the 1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die. Um, let me just say that it is not fair to judge a garden in winter. Then i walked through Kensington gardens, with swans and setters stalking squirrels. I prepared myself for our Indian dinner by viewing the Maharaja show at the V&A. I was most amused
by the use of the passive voice to explain how the
Crown "obtained" so many treasures. Or that the princes would present exquisite, hand crafted treasures
and the Crown would give dictionaries and Bibles in return. Because, after all, the English language and Christianity are treasure enough. Splendid Indian dinner at Chor Bazaar across the street from Browns Hotel where we stayed for Christmas in '88 with my mom and Jim.
Love to all, Nancy & Rob
|November 22, 2009, 8:26:22 AM|
Robert's loving Copenhagen and meeting his fans from Denmark and all over. This
is a new convention here with a small but enthusiastic crowd. Robert has enjoyed
reconnecting with his old pal John Rhys Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the
Rings) and talking to the talented actor/director Rene Auberjonois.
I left Robert at his appearance and
went for a walk along the canals, watched babies feeding swans and dodged bike
riders, of which there are plenty!
Check out our E-VILLE/COPENHAGEN 2009 photo album to see some of our pictures.
Next stop London, for book signings, publicity and a big convention!!!! Thanks all for being so kind to us, Nancy E - The gal of Robert's Dreams
|October 22, 2009, 11:54:01 AM|
Rob and I want to thank Matt Taylor for finding several pics across the web that we have added to the Kruegerbillia section. There's The Krueger/Jason Simpson pic, Nike Krueger Shoes, some gansta tattoo work and other gems. Thanks Matt, you made our day - Nancy
|October 14, 2009, 9:24:20 AM|
Burbank was a huge hit last night. I am glad we got to meet a lot of you in person. Thank you for supporting my work as Krueger. And special thanks to all who waited in line to meet me personally. Next Stop, San Diego. Keep Dreaming, meat sacks.
|October 1, 2009, 11:57:48 AM|
| The Most amazing Sand Castle Contest Ever! Click pic for a larger, complete version!|
|September 25, 2009, 12:39:01 PM|
From New Mexico: We're going to try something new. We hope it works. Every so often we're going to put out a little news letter. Just basic text right now, to keep you all informed of our going's on. If you'd like to subscribe, add your email list to the box on the right (limited to 30 characters for safety reasons). We'll put out first newsletter come the Hollywood Monster Publishing date, probably with a list of where my husband will be on the book tour.
|September 18, 2009, 10:37:19 AM|
|Welcome to our first blog on the new site!|
We hope you all find this page to your likin'. As a special little num-num for waiting on our Freddy Make-over, if you click on the pic, you'll get a large version sutable for printing, or using as a part of a homemade desktop image...Enjoy!
So we hope you'll check back with us often and follow Rob's progress trotting across the globe, making movies, acting, directing and raising H.E.Double Hockey Sticks in your country.
Click on Pic, then when opened, right-click on large pic and choose "save"