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Blacklisted actress overcomes adversity to become a well loved "planet patriot."
Roger C. Memos
1,057 Facebook Friends
Los Angeles, California
United States
3 Team Members
Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity is a sponsored project of the International Documentary Association.


EVEN THOUGH OUR  FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IS OVER  - YOU CAN STILL MAKE A DONATION  SO WE CAN FINISH OUR FILM THIS SPRING!! GO TO  http://www.hollywoodandart.com/zeldacandance.html for more information (link on bottom of our film's webpage)



We are SO excited to get our fundraising campaign going!    You can make a tax deductible donation through this page OR you can MAIL me a check to: Roger C. Memos 12740 Pacific Avenue #6 Los Angeles CA 90066. Please make check payable to International Documentary Association. 

So many of you have already donated to the project. Thank you!   BUT YOUR WORK ISN'T OVER YET  Please pass this fundraising link on to friends, fellow Marsha fans and activists everywhere via EMAIL, TWITTER or FACEBOOK and ask them to SHARE this with THEIR friends.  Even if you are not able to donate to the campsgn, you can still honor Marsha by SHARING this link wiith friends.  SHARING this link will be the KEY to making this campaign a SUCCESS!


  •  Salary for Editor and Assistant Editor
  • Post Production costs ( audio sweetening, Color Correction, etc.)
  • Film Clip, Photo and Music Clearances for Film Festival Run of Film
  • Attorney fees for "vetting" our film



 Between 1935 and 1952, Marsha acted in in 55 films, two Broadway shows and was a popular actress in the early days of radio and television. She started her acting career as a leading lady in all of these mediums.  Then came her brush with the blacklist.

In a recent NPR interview, Marsha told the reporter that her biggest fear was that she will be remembered for being blacklisted and not for the work she did as an actress. We the fimmakers know that this is just not true! She is known and loved as an actress and the steady flow of fan mail that she still receives is proof of this.

What many people don't know about Marsha is that she has been an activist and "planet patriot" for over 65 years now.  She was one of the first in Hollywood to use her "celebrity" to raise awareness for causes that needed support such as world hunger and the work of the United Nations. 

 Marsha  is a role model to many – as an actress AND an activist. The film will show other activists and those who care about the planet who may be feeling “helpless” in these uncertain times that there can be a positive result of their dedication. Her story, told in her own words, demonstrates how one person CAN make a difference.

 This film will show the audience how just one act of generosity can have a “ripple effect” from generation to generation.  We believe that HER story will INSPIRE a new generation of activists.   As a matter of fact, you could say this film is "A CALL TO ACTION”. 

Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Sean Penn and many celebrity activists today are creating such positive and profound changes in the world.  Please support this film that recognizes  and celebrates the legacy of a woman who was an "early pioneer" in the field of celebrity activism in America!



Here are websites that explain more in detail about some of the PERKS we offer. All of these sites will take you to a third party page where you can purchase the BOOKS or CDs.  PLEASE go to the sites to get  more details BUT COME BACK TO OUR FUNDRAISING PAGE TO PURCHASE PERKS SO THAT YOUR DONATION WILL HELP SUPPORT OUR FILM.   THANKS!

On this site, you can find out more about Connie's music -  and specifically about her NEW CD "Ponderosa"  You can listen to audio clips of her songs, Go To "Buy Ponderosa Album""

This site is chock full of information on actress- singer Monica Lewis.  You'll love the wonderful film and audio clips from her long career as an actress and singer- and we promise we'll put clips up on our page from time to time.  You'll  also be able to read about her new book "Hollywood Through My Eyes" which we are offering as a PERK.


This is a most impressive website.  You'll find information on the three authors Steven Bingen, Stephen X. Sylvester and Michael Troyan as well as reviews of the book.  There's even a MGM TRIVIA QUIZ on the site.


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Please SHARE with any journalists you may know on radio, televsion, internet or print journalism.  The more press we get on our campaign, the netter the chance that WE WILL REACH OUR FINANCIAL GOAL!


 STAFF BIOGRAPHIES: To learn more about the crew who worked on this documentary, CLICK on link for Team Member Roger C. Memos below.        


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  • $10USD

    We will send a digital download of a special candid photo of Marsha on the SONY lot. (formerly MGM) Also, You will receive a Thank You email or note by mail from the film's director SEND THIS TO 10 OF YOUR FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO SEND THIS TO TEN OF THEIR FRIENDS WHO HOPEFULLY WILL TELL TEN OF THEIR FRIENDS!. If 3500 people donate 10 dollars, then we will make our GOAL!! (Total amount is tax deductible.)

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  • $25USD

    Wake Up each day to Marshs's face on a magnet. there are THREE magnets in this order; one GLAMOUR shot of Marsha, one shot of her behind a United Nations microphone and one shot of her performing for soldiers on a USO Tour of the Arctic in 1944. These are ONE OF A KIND and very special. International orders ADD 2.00 for shipping. (Total amount is tax deductible.)

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  • $25USD

    This RARE ONE OF A KIND FILM TOUR of newly built Metro -Goldwyn Mayer has hardly been seen in its entirety. You will receive a digital download of this little piece of film history. (Total Amount is tax deductible.)

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  • $30USD

    Patty McCormack, a dear friends of Marsha's has graciously agreed to AUTOGRAPH copies of The Bad Seed in which Patty gave the performance of a lifetime!! GRAB these while you can!! ADD 10 dollars more for international orders. (Amount over 6.00 is tax deductible)

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  • $35USD

    SIX postcards featuring Marsha in publicity shots from her days at Paramount and MGM! Get them while they are HOT!!! International orders ADD 3.00 for shipping. (Total amount is tax deductible.)

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  • $50USD

    Get an AUTOGRAPHED copy of MGM: THE BACKLOT. This well researched book contains behind the scene pictures of the studio - a MUST HAVE for movie history buffs!! this book is FLYING off the shelves. Order yours NOW!! International orders ADD 28.00 for shipping. (Amount over $20.00 is tax deductible.)

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  • $100USD

    Producer Richard Adkins has created this ONE OF A KIND LIMITED EDITION poster featuring the lips of some of Hollywood's most famous actresses. See how many lips you can recognize before breaking down and looking at the list that Richard provides with the correct answers.International orders ADD 10.00 for shipping. (Amount over 25.00 is tax deductible.)

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  • $300USD

    You get BOTH autographed books, the LIMITED EDITION Hollywood Kiss poster.. You'll also get a copy of Connie Kim's new CD Ponderosa as well as an autographed copy of The Bad Seed DVD signed by Patty McCormack, The MGM download, and the vintage postcards. Additional Perk You will get a THANK YOU credit at the end of our film. International orders ADD 80.00 for shipping. (Amount over $100.00 is tax deductible.)

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  • $500USD

    You and a guest will take a very special PRIVATE BEHIND THE SCENES guided tour of SONY STUDIOS ( formerly MGM where Marsha worked for almost 8 years) Enjoy stargazing- you never know WHO you might see on the lot!! AND you will get the following PERKS: Books, CD, DVD, MGM download, Hollywood Kiss Poster and vintage postcards. PLUS You will get a THANK YOU credit at the end of our film. International orders ADD 80.00 for shipping. (Amount over $150,00 is tax deductible.)

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  • $1,000USD

    You and a guest will take a very special PRIVATE BEHIND THE SCENES guided tour of SONY STUDIOS. After the tour, you and your guest will be treated to a special luncheon in the SONY Executive dining room. AND you will get the following PERKS. Both books, CD, DVD, MGM download, Hollywood Kiss Poster poster and vintage postcards.. PLUS You will get a THANK YOU credit at the end of our film. International orders ADD 80.00 for shipping. (Amount over $250,00 is tax deductible.)

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