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Jill Blake is the owner of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of The Black Maria and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.




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Jeffrey Spivak

Dear Jill,

A friend of mine told me of your website.

As the author of Busby Berkeley’s biography, I smiled with recognition at the title you chose.

I hope you enjoy “Buzz”.


Jeffrey Spivak

Ross Vannelli

Hi Jill, would it be okay if I used one of your photos during an interview on a DVD,
I am producing a DVD for the artist Gino Vannelli and he was signed to A&M records years ago and it is currentlyJim Henson’s lot. Just need it for 3 seconds during an interview explaining how Gino entered the lot.

Front of lot
It is JPEG 100_4134

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