The Family Films Network
By Family Films Productions
Highlighting various interviews from pages of Aaron Pacentine and his FamilyFilmsProductions.com web site. With interviews from the past 15 plus years both new and old attending to entertainment topics like "The Wizard of Oz", Disney, Elvis, hauntings and mysterious mysteries and so much more!
There is something for everyone - thanks for your support.
There is something for everyone - thanks for your support.
The Talking Mongoose
Over the course of the 1930s, Gef The Talking Mongoose became something of a media phenomenon. He appeared in numerous tabloid newspaper stories, and was investigated by paranormal researchers. (https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/71816/strange-story-gef-talking-mongoose) to learn more about the story. Lots of people didn’t believe (occasionally spelled "Geoff" and "Jef") the Irving family always said he was he was real —- really real. In the episode of the Family films Network we hear about the story of the talking mongoose. You can decide if you think it’s real or not. We hope you believe it — there are many facts out there.
January 05, 2022
Young People In The Entertainment Industry - 2007 Panel
Aaron Pacentine hosts a panel with Artist, Jared Wagner, and Actors Hunter Gomez, and Soren Folton. Aaron speaks with them about their opinions on others their age in entertainment, and what life is like for them both in and out of the spotlight and the public eye. The recording was done in the summer of 2007/2008 season.
August 20, 2021
Tribute To The Waltons - Mary McDonough - Erin from The Waltons (2010)
Mary Elizabeth McDonough (born May 4, 1961), sometimes credited as Mary Beth McDonough, is an American actress and writer, best known for her role as Erin Walton on The Waltons from 1972 to 1981. This interview was completed and recorded in 2010, with Mary and hosted and interviewed by Aaron Pacentine.
July 28, 2021
Christine Wyrtzen - Christian Music Artist & Author
Christine Wyrtzen is a contemporary Christian musician whose music usually falls into the inspirational style. She was nominated for a Dove Award in 1982. She hosts a daily radio program, Daughters of Promise. She is an amazing individual, and someone who respects not only everyone - but she truly is a person that is an example of someone, who loves the Lord with her heart, mind and soul. Aaron Pacentine has known Christine, in some capacity since he was 16 years old, and respects her and her work so very much. She has written several books, now already published, as well as over 10 music albums released since the 1970s. This audio interview was originally recorded in 2008.
July 28, 2021
Little House on the Prairie Cast - Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson)
Alison Margaret Arngrim (born January 18, 1962) is an American actress and author. Beginning her television career at the age of twelve, Arngrim is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award honoree, best known for her portrayal of Nellie Oleson on the NBC television series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1981. (Sources - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Arngrim) Several years ago, Alison and I were able to record a great interview full of memories about being on the set of Little House with the cast alongside the creator of the TV Series, the and honorable and late Michael Landon.
July 27, 2021
Elaine Horn - Nationally Renowned Judy Garland Impersonator
Endorsed by many, including many notable people. One of the munchkins had worked with Elaine Horn. His words on Elaine and her work portraying a Young Judy as Dorothy says it all, as you will see his endorsement below. Elaine shines as the best Dorothy - not just her portrayal but in her speech as well! In this very special lengthy interview, we hear many stories from Elaine about not only her work as Judy as Dorothy but the many oz events, appearances, and times she has had with the many wonderful Muchkins from the beloved 1939 Wizard of Oz film. I have had the pleasure of working with Elaine Horn over the past three years. Some of the more notable events include publicity work for Warner Bros; this involved the re-release of the Wizard of Oz on DVD, OZ Festivals, and a performance of a scene from the original movie in San Jose, CA. In Particular, her Storybook Wizard of Oz performance has received critical acclaim. Elaine's portrayal of Dorothy matches very closely to that of Judy Garland; her resemblance and qualities are uncanny. She has always been very courteous and professional. Elaine shines as the best among all the Dorothy's we have ever worked with, since Judy Garland. - Jerry Maren.
April 11, 2021
Michael Learned - Olivia (The Waltons)
Michael Learned was born on April 9, 1939. She is an American actress, known for her role as Olivia Walton in the long-running CBS drama series The Waltons (1972–1981). She has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series four times, which is tied for the record of most wins with Tyne Daly. Three of the wins were for The Waltons (1973, 1974, 1976), while the other was for Nurse (1982). She additional was a part of the Waltons Reunion movies as well, in the early 80s and the other additional reunion films in the 1990s with the Waltons cast when she respired her role as Olivia. I had the opportunity to talk with Michael about her time on "The Waltons" and she shares some stories about her time being not only on the show but how she got started in show business.
January 11, 2021
The Wizard of Oz Theme Park Series Saga # 1 - A Journey Into The Park - Part 1
AARON PACENTINE'S FAMILYFILMSPRODUCTIONS.COM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE VIDEO VAULT OF OZ YOUTUBE / SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNEL - ON INSTAGRAM PRESENTS A SERIES SAGA ON THE WIZARD OF OZ THEME PARK THAT WAS TO COME TO KANSAS CITY, KS! A JOURNEY INTO THE PARK - Part 1 - THE PARK THAT WAS TO BE A MULTI-MILLION THEME PARK ERMERSE FANS INSIDE THE WORLD OF THE CLASSIC 1939 M-G-M MOVIE - AN AUDIO INTERACTIVE JOURNEY THROUGHOUT THE PARK AS TOLD BY AARON & BRYSON - SPECIAL SURPRISES AND MUCH MORE! In these trying times, we all try to focus on the good things amidst the COVID-19 - and we all hope that this series will bring you all some hope, and take you a journey with us as we learn all about the Wizard of Oz theme park that was to be, with the Goddard Group in southern CA.
May 20, 2020
Returning To Oz - Episode 1
A look back at the first episode of Returning To Oz - with Aaron Pacentine and Celia Foster from 2006.
May 03, 2020
Memories of Judy Garland - With Jim Bailey
Memories of Judy Garland - With Jim Bailey Jim Bailey appeared in over 70 television and movie roles, including appearances on Ally McBeal, Here's Lucy, Night Court, The Rockford Files, Switch, Vega$, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Late Night with David Letterman, The Mike Douglas Show, The Dean Martin Show and The Joan Rivers Show. Bailey's fame began in the late 1960s when he created the "illusions" of singers Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Peggy Lee by vocally imitating them in his own operatically trained voice. Bailey appeared on concert stages throughout the world, including headlining in Las Vegas at hotels such as The Thunderbird, Caesars Palace, The Desert Inn, The Sands, Harrah's, The Dunes and performing at New York City's Carnegie Hall a total of nine times and The Palladium Theater in London a total of 17 times. Bailey also performed for the British Royal Family twice and for four United States presidents. Aaron Pacentine was very honored to get to talk to him for about an entire hour, so these memories will always be remembered. He met Judy Garland several times, and even endorsed Jim Bailey, as this story is also a part of the interview. The interview was recorded in fall of 2007.
April 21, 2020
Stephen Sisters - From the Past MGM Oz Replica Creator
Enjoy an interview from the past - with Stephen Sisters. He had been an Oz collector for many years and created a number of MGM, Oz replica props from, "The Wizard of Oz".
April 09, 2020
James Rompel - Elvis Impersonator
Acclaimed and well known Elvis impersonator interview from 2006. Has performed as Elvis all over the world for many years and was a personal friend of mine. James Rompel, of Cleveland, an Elvis tribute artist and former Legends in Concert performer. performer in Las Vegas, passed away Aug. 18, 2013, in Ohio. He performed worldwide, from the Caribbean to Korea, and also had worked for the City of Las Vegas as one of the goodwill ambassadors for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. James was born in Hillside, N.Y., Dec. 4, 1961. According to one of his obituaries - He leaves behind a sister, Natale Clark; niece, Ashley; nephew, Phillip; and several cousins. James was a kind, gentle, spiritual person who gave freely of his time and talent entertaining seniors, veterans and at nursing homes. He loved God very much. He will forever be missed.
April 05, 2020
Interview With Billy Gilman # 1 - (2005)
On March 11, 2005 I was able to conduct my first interview with Billy Gilman, while he as at his home in Hope Valley, RI (where he grew up). The interview was in conjunction with his album, "EVERYTHING AND MORE". This was the first interview ever recorded for the Videos for the Family previously, and such an honor.
April 03, 2020
Interview With Robert A. Baum
Robert A. Baum, he gives some very interesting information about his Great Grandfather's legacy and work. Robert also shares about the influence that the Oz books and the movie (The Wizard of Oz) has had on people today and over the past number of years. During the filming of the 1990s TV-Movie, "THE DREAMER OF OZ", Robert and the Baum family had spent a great deal of time and work on the set and with the movie as well. Robert has followed in the footsteps of L. Frank Baum and has also written several Oz books for children. He also has traveled teaching about Oz to children and the movie as an Oz historian. In this interview, originally from 2005 - you will hear a number of interesting facts and words from Robert about the movie, and some of the things that went on during the time the movie was being filmed.
April 02, 2020
Little House Interview - With Karen Grassle
This interview was recorded back in 2013 - with Karen Grassle who was known as Caroline Ingalls (Ma) from the NBC-TV series that ran on the network from 1974-1983, "Little House on the Prairie". I was very happy to get a chance to record this with her - the Little House TV series is loved by millions and millions of Little House Fans all over the world.
March 30, 2020
Elaine Elizabeth Presley - Her True Story
The story of Elaine Elizabeth Presley is a remark-able one in on it's own. Hear for one of the first time in-depth before her book comes out, "KID OF THE KING" due later in 2020. Elaine was born in the United Kingdom and contrary to popular belief is the big sister to Lisa-Maire Presley. She is indeed the daughter of Elvis & Priscilla Presley. She was hidden away in a sense, and lost. She has come home, confirmed her DNA and has even found and been able to connect to many other cousins, that share the same DNA as her. They are some distant cousins, but they are all family to her. Elaine has always stated that nothing means more to her the legacy of her family, and her love for her Father, Elvis and Mother. There have been a number of claims in the past about others coming forward claiming to be a child of Elvis, or related to the family...of course just trying to get money from Graceland or Elvis Presley Enterprises. In this interview, we hear the true story of Elaine Presley as Aaron Pacentine interviews her. Both Elaine and I, hope that this interview clears a lot of things up as well as maybe the "haters" out there will listen and realize there is more to the Presley family then they think there is. Thank you for listening.
March 23, 2020