Bob Kale, CSA (CASTING DIRECTOR, Teacher, Coach)
Teacher/Coach: On-Camera, Legit and Musical Theatre Classes, Meisner Technique, Audition Technique

 

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INTERESTS, LIKES, FASCINATIONS

In no particular order:

flowers
Fabergé Eggs
meditating
snow leopards
pearls
ricotta cheesecake
jumbo lump crabmeat cocktails
waffle weave robes
Robert De Niro

Cyd Charisse
Robert Duvall
Gwen Stefani

Viola Davis
Rupaul
Sir Joseph Paton’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream paintings
Patricia Neal
Jesus Montero
Bob Seger
Bruno Mars
Family Guy (Fox)
Sutton Foster
Paul Rudnick
Joanna Newsom
Gracie Allen
Denzel Washington
Absolutely Fabulous (BBC)
Kendrick Lamar
Kate Nelligan
Al Hirschfeld
the ground floor of Saks Fifth Avenue (Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NYC)
silent movies
Dave Chapelle
Chazz Palminteri

Barbara Cook
Frances Mary Hodgkins (New Zealand painter—amazing watercolors)
game shows
Maureen McGovern
Warren Carlyle
dogs
bow ties
Mo Gaffney
microfiber
Daniel Day-Lewis
clothes . . . in general, but especially expensive clothes 
South Park (Comedy Central)
Paul Lynde
Thornton Wilder
heated bath towels in wintertime
Stephanie Weir
Lily Tomlin
gingers (in general)
Georges Goursat (aka SEM)
The Disney Store
Angela Lansbury (a great beauty in every sense of the word)
French country homes and cottages
singing simple songs FOR THE SHEER PLEASURE OF SINGING
Mackinac Island
Christmas in NYC
Airism underwear and tee shirts from Uni Qlo
Hand to God—a play by the brilliant and hilarious, Robert Askins
Gwen Verdon —  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kjQmgm0r4g

. . . and . . .

water, water, water—lake, river, creek, ocean, rain, bath, shower,
pool, Jacuzzi!

Of course, I’ve left a good many loves out.

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Movies I admire . . . or just simply enjoy . . . in no genuine order:

On The Waterfront (1954)
Gigi (1959)

Goodfellas (1990)
The Great Dictator (1940)

Good Night And Good Luck (2005)

A Room With A View (1985)
Life Of Pi (2012)
The King's Speech (2010)

Lawrence Of Arabia (1963)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Double Indemnity (1944)

American Beauty (1999)
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
The Road To Perdition (2002)
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Great Escape (1963)
Silk Stockings (1957)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Lincoln (2012)
A Simple Plan (1998)*
Chocolat (2000)
The Women (1939)

 

. . . and, yes—the inevitable . . . Gone With The Wind (1939).

 

* Everyone in the world should have to see it.

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Favorite Broadway Musicals . . . in no genuine order:

The Most Happy Fella (1956)

Brigadoon (1947)
Sweeney Todd (1979)
Rent (1996)
Into The Woods (1987)
Hamilton (2015)
A Chorus Line (1975)
West Side Story (1957) 
The King And I (1951) 

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I Love Creating Al Hirschfeld Collages (As Time Permits . . . It Usually Doesn't):

 

 

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Below: On The Beach—Frances Mary Hodgkins

Below: Le Vrai et le Faux Chic—Georges Goursat (aka SEM).

 
Below: Les Montparnos—Georges Goursat (aka SEM).