Author Archives: Joy Magruder

At Last…Wilmon is Here!

I’ve wanted to write about Larry Wilmon Williams for some time now…but found it very overwhelming to write Anything…since this special man and his music both reside in my house. Larry’s musical experience, which is at once joyous and mischevious, … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Diamond…

I thought you’d like to hear the story about Al Capone… a Diamond… Prohibition…the “Beer Baron of Chicago”…and an unusual payment of debt, gangster style. During the Prohibition era in Chicago… it wasn’t the Italians who were the “muscle” in … Continue reading

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Live at Joy’s

“Jammin’ at Joy’s House” is not unheard of…In fact, Live Music is the absolute norm….that’s everywhere….all the time. But something truly Special happened on March 19, 2010. Super Guitarist Byron Fry came to LA for a gig at the Lighthouse … Continue reading

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Romantically Inclined

A while back… I went to Mexico City to compete in the World Championship (shotguns). I was privileged to be a shooter on the American Team and most of us, as well as the other competitors from the U.S., traveled … Continue reading

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Fan Happenings

I’ve had many fan clubs during my “Hollywood” years. They were very important to me and a lot of fun. I personally answered each letter….sometimes in the hundreds, each week. Whether it was because of my frequent TV exposure, locally … Continue reading

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In Loving Igor

“I have more music racing through my brain than I could ever capture….walking out through the sage, under a full moon does that every time.” Byron Fry is an Artist whose instruments and interests provide him with the best in … Continue reading

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Shreds of Genius

At this point in my Life…it seems ridiculous to think of myself as a “Late Bloomer”! But I have to admit that this is very true….and totally wonderful! I have just discovered the Brilliance…the Genius….of Byron Fry!! I am envious … Continue reading

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For the First Time….

It happened last night!…for the First Time ever!…I’ve been lucky enough, in the past, to have been the sole listener to a performance by a musician…just for me…nobody else. But this was oh so different….oh so wonderful! Larry Williams gave … Continue reading

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My Magic Closet

A long time ago….things were different. When I would open my closet door to get dressed for work…. I used to think…. Oh, do I want to be Cleopatra, Marilyn Monroe or an Indian Princess?…. who am I today? My … Continue reading

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Star or No Star

What I didn’t know was that Howard Hughes had arranged a Photo Shoot just so he could be a secret observer. He had seen some photos of me taken by Wally Seawell and Mario Casilli… whose studio on the Sunset … Continue reading

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