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Mary Go-Round By Ken Ludden
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"Mary Go-Round" began as a serial publication in Michael's Weekly Entertainment Guide in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. The column became an instant success with a nearly cult following... More > in the alternative, LGBT communities on the east coast of the United States. In time the column grew into screen play form and a pilot was shot on location in San Francisco, using the offices of then City Supervisor Gavin Newsom (later Mayor of San Francisco, and then Lt. Governor of California) for the Congressional scenes. The AIDS scare plot line from the story was later turned into the stage play "A Time Below" which was met with critical acclaim at the AIDS Theater Conference. This is a story of the clash of cultures: the old south of Knoxville, TN; insider Congressional Washington, DC and gay sub-culture. Ludden's point of view and vast life experience takes you into these worlds as nobody else can. This is the ride of a lifetime!< Less
A Time Below By Ken Ludden
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"A Time Below" was first presented in 1999 at the President's AIDS Update Conference in San Francisco, as the centerpiece of the AIDS Theater Festival. The play, taken from the popular... More > novel Mary Go-Round, made waves at the time as controversial. Set in 1982, the play deals with the fact that many in those early days were so afraid to be tested they ended up paying with their lives. But the play goes deeper, showing that every life into which AIDS comes is a full and complex. Courtland Kendoll works for his Congressman, a homophobe and bigot. He falls in love with a black man, which sends his family into a tail spin. Amidst this culture clash, young Cory suddenly finds himself in a head on confrontation with AIDS and his Southern roots. This play is an excellent case study from a recent historical past that speaks to all eras of prejudice, fear and the truth of the heart.< Less
Mystics Dictionary of Spirit Language LPE By Ken Ludden
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For Spiritual communication with mankind the only thing of importance is that the message get through in tact, without being altered by belief, attitude or even intellectual certainty. Spiritual... More > living, and the kind of vision that comes with it, is often opposed to that which the mind believes is logical. This dictionary gives the meanings of images and ideas when they come from a purely Spiritual source. Definitions in this dictionary are based on the Essential Function of the person, place or thing relative to those other persons, places and things that surround and come into contact with the original. With this work, it is possible to find out what dreams mean, should they be communication from spirit. But that is not its primary intention, for this Dictionary has the main purpose of assisting students of Mystic Traditions, primarily Ankahr Muse apprentices. Now it a helpful large print version.< Less
A San Francisco Journalist By Ken Ludden
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From an international career in classical ballet ended suddenly by an on-stage accident, Ken Ludden found himself perfectly suited to journalism. Follow this prolific writer’s quirky path to an... More > art form of communication—the written word—that had been so difficult for him to master as a student. His experiences in life, beginning with international travel at a young age and vast experience on stage, led him to write on a wide range of subjects: Classical Ballet -- Activism – AIDS/HIV – Alcoholism – Relationships – Celebrities – Sexuality – Employment – Politics – Family – Fashion – Health – Obituaries – Exercise – Cooking – History – Art – Education – Mysticism -- Entertainment and more. With more than two dozen books currently in print, Ludden’s work chronicles life from the mid-1970s to the current, with a building authority along that route.< Less
Mary Go-Round: Epic Series Script By Ken Ludden
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First time in print, this historic production is derived from a magazine story with 54 weekly issues telling a hilarious and gripping adventure shows behind the scenes in Washington, DC when a... More > conservative matriarch with unimaginable influence over one Congressman discovers her son is gay. The only problem is that he is working for the Congressman. This story was considered the favorite gay soap in America for many years. It was made into this screen play and the pilot was shot. But when, in 2001, the twin towers fell, so did all scripts with references to terrorist plots. Oh, yes, there is a terrorist plot in this story, originally written in 1993. Now, the screen play for this 19-episode epic television series is available.< Less
Mary Go-Round Pilot Script By Ken Ludden
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In 1993 the new LGBT weekly magazine, Michaels Weekly Entertainment Guide, ran a new feature column called Mary Go-Round. Within three episodes the serial story had become the most talked about item... More > in Washington, DC gay life. The story ran for 54 consecutive weeks, and maintained its popularity throughout its entire run. In the next five years the series ran in New York, Miami, and San Francisco. In 1999 the portion of the story that dealt with AIDS was made into a stage play called A Time Below that was presented at the AIDS Theater Conference sponsored by AMFAR. It was also turned into a 20-hour epic television screen play that garnered much interest with the emerging LGBT television industry. Consequently, funding was found to film a pilot, and this script was developed and shot. By the time it was edited and ready for consideration 9/11 had happened and all scripts involving terrorism were out of consideration. Now, available to the public, the full pilot script is published.< Less
Mary Go-Round: Epic Series Script By Ken Ludden
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First time in print, this historic production is derived from a magazine story with 54 weekly issues telling a hilarious and gripping adventure shows behind the scenes in Washington, DC when a... More > conservative matriarch with unimaginable influence over one Congressman discovers her son is gay. The only problem is that he is working for the Congressman. This story was considered the favorite gay soap in America for many years. It was made into this screen play and the pilot was shot. But when, in 2001, the twin towers fell, so did all scripts with references to terrorist plots. Oh, yes, there is a terrorist plot in this story, originally written in 1993. Now, the screen play for this 19-episode epic television series is available.< Less
Mary Go-Round - a Dear Diva novel By Ken Ludden
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First time in print, this series was called "America's Favorite Gay Soap Opera" first published in 1993 in Michael's Entertainment Weekly (later M/W) in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD as... More > a weekly series in print. Voted the number one favorite of the public, the series developed a near cult-like following, including spontaneous street theater enactments each Thursday afternoon when the current editions first hit the streets. The series was turned into a screen play as a epic dramatic series. The pilot was shot, but the show never aired because of the element of terrorism in the plot, and the events of September 11, 2001 killed all projects involving terrorist threat for nearly a decade. The AIDS scare sub-plot was turned into a stage play called "A Time Below" which received rave reviews. It gives an accurate account of the AIDS scare in the early 1980s. Now in novel form, this timeless story comes to book sellers worldwide.< Less
Mary Go-Round: Epic Series Script By Ken Ludden
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First time in print, this historic production is derived from a magazine story with 54 weekly issues telling a hilarious and gripping adventure shows behind the scenes in Washington, DC when a... More > conservative matriarch with unimaginable influence over one Congressman discovers her son is gay. The only problem is that he is working for the Congressman. This story was considered the favorite gay soap in America for many years. It was made into this screen play and the pilot was shot. But when, in 2001, the twin towers fell, so did all scripts with references to terrorist plots. Oh, yes, there is a terrorist plot in this story, originally written in 1993. Now, the screen play for this 19-episode epic television series is available.< Less
A Time Below: Play in One Act By Ken Ludden
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A Time Below is an excerpt from Ludden's acclaimed work Mary Go-Round, that first appeared as a weekly serial in M/W in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. In this epic story of coming of age, the... More > realities of national politics and the place of lesbians and gays in society at large, we see a son of the conservative south work for his right wing Congressman as he grapples with his emerging homosexuality. In this play the subplot of AIDS in the 1980s is dealt with head on. It offers humor and drama in a rare mixture of pathos and humor, a trademark of Ludden's writings as Dear Diva. Take a trip back to the early 1980s, when an AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence, and society was reticent to embrace the victims of this horrible disease. A perfect 1-hour dramatic presentation for young actors in their early 20s.< Less