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If Ginger on Gilligan’s Island had discovered Richard M. Nixon beneath a palm tree, the surprise would have been no more shocking than the contents revealed in author Gordon Lore’s treasure chest of memories.

Coincidentally, he knew both Tina Louise and Nixon. For fifty years, he associated with an eclectic mix of fascinating people you would nowadays expect to find in a time capsule, such as President Harry S. Truman, James Cagney, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Claire Bloom, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy, then-Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Duke of Windsor, Anne Revere, Lesley Ann Warren, the Star Trek: The Next Generation main cast (Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner), Joe DiMaggio, and more. 

Burl Ives, whose “A Holly, Jolly Christmas” still resonates through shopping mall loud speakers, once sang to him; Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Frank Gehry discussed architecture with him; Harry Wu debated human rights with him; exorcist Dr. Antonia Rodriguez sermonized deliverance with him. From the beautiful Chesapeake Bay shores to the halls of Washington power to a mineral water spa in Los Angeles, journey back through Gordon’s enjoyable and spiritually rewarding career.  

Illustrated. Bibliography. Index 

Gordon Lore’s other works include Mysteries of the Skies:  UFOs in Perspective (1968), Strange Effects From UFOs (1969), The Earle Family of Newfoundland and the Birth of a Canadian Atlantic Province, and he is former Editor of The U.F.O. Investigator, The UFOR Newsletter, Public Utilities Fortnightly, The Rockwell News, the Corea Times, and Contemporary Dialysis & NephrologyFor Patients Only.


Gordon Lore was born and raised on Solomons Island, Maryland, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, where he met many of the film stars and celebrities that comprise his new book, Connections: A Lifetime Journey Through the World of Celebrity. The book is his Treasure Chest of Memories and includes his 50 years of encounters with four Presidents, a King, a former King, a world-renown architect, the premier folksinger/balladeer of the 20th Century, best-selling authors, the man who began the UFO craze, and many film and TV stars. The ultimate payoff is a first-hand exposure to prominent celebrities who have left their mark on ourtimes.

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