Director Tim Sullivan got back in touch with us to let us know the great effort that all the fans have put forth to help get retired actor Robert "COUNT YORGA" Quarry back on his feet after an encounter with an lecherous fan. Read inside to get the good word from the Sullivan, the horror director with so much heart he’s probably got 3 more in the fridge.
Yesterday I paid a visit to Robert Quarry to deliver all the goodies you guys have sent for his new Crypt. It was an amazing day, made even more so by the presence of none other than Hucklebilly himself, Ryan Fleming, and my tremendously kind and talented colleague, Joe Moe (producer and co-writer of RED VELVET which wowed everybody this past weekend at the Fango con). Joe wrote an amazing update to TEAM QUARRY this morning, so I figured I would “hand the microphone over” and let him take it from here. Bleeding Love………. Tim
A spectacular Sunday at Bob’s! I left the RED VELVET booth at the Fangoria Con early to meet Tim Sullivan and Ryan Fleming (who plays Hucklebilly in Tim’s 2001 MANIACS) at the Motion Picture Home. When I got there at 3PM , the guys had already stacked heaps of presents all over the room. Tim had taken the time to wrap each and every gift that wasn’t already wrapped. It literally looked like Christmas in April with all the dozens and dozens of boxes big and small(many of which were CDs and DVDs from the movie studios and other loving and generous individuals).
Bob was ecstatic to see all the stuff. Tim had gone beyond the call of duty and put a copy of every single e-mail note he’d received from all of Bob’s fans and contributors into bright, colorful envelopes which he attached to each present. In addition to printing out these emails, Tim somehow found photos on My Space of everyone who wrote them so that Bob could associate the gift giver with the gift. (He also compiled a separate bound booklet of all these letters to remind Bob just how loved he is.)
Bob opened letters and cards and was baffled whenever money fell out – as it often did. Some of the notes were read aloud and I got choked up hearing them on more than one occasion. Ryan passed each gift to Bob and Tim acted thrilled and surprised every time one was opened (even though he’d wrapped all of them)
My job was assembling items that needed to be constructed (a gorgeous sofa, an entertainment center,CD/DVD tower). I had brand new 8X10 photos printed and Bob really loved them! I was touched when he took one with him to dinner to show it off. I knew then that he really did approve and would be happy to sign them and send them out as THANK YOU’s to everyone kind enough to contribute. Bob was so excited and energetic, but eventually his legs began to hurt, so for the rest of our visit we made him lie down and tell us where to put items and how to arrange things.
We straightened up and arranged furniture as best we could on this one visit, promising to return and bring more and do more later in the week. We left at around 8PM feeling very accomplished and proud of everyone in our amazing community of caring folk. I took pictures of the event which Tim uploaded to his site.
As much as Bob has received, because he is literally starting from scratch, there are still several very crucial items that he requires. The registries are still up, so continue to give to the Count! We’ve all moved houses. It’s the most stressful time for anyone. And a vulnerable time for dear Bob. This outpouring of love really sustains him. I know we’ll have that little room looking like a palace in no time, thanks to all f you!
Per Bob’s direct request, he asked that his home address NOT be given out, and that all fan mail correspondence be sent to the following address:
ROBERT QUARRY C/O NEW REBELLION ENTERTAINMENT
1366 _ RIVIERA AVENUE
VENICE, CA 90291
Once Bob is rested, we plan to have him sign one of his new photos for each and every one of you who has contributed even a penny. He WILL get back to everyone.Tim and I will take this task upon ourselves and at our own expense to express our personal gratitude for your support and trust in this effort to keep Bob healthy and happy. We feel so lucky to be part of a family that takes such good care of their own.
Meanwhile, anyone who would like to purchase a photo signed by Bob should simply make out a check for $22.50 (postage included) to ROBERT QUARRY, and mail it to the above address as well. All proceeds naturally go directly to Bob.
Finally, get out the word that Bob has directed Tim to be his official spokesperson for the immediate future. That simply means that, if anyone is making claims or proclamations on behalf of Bob, we can all turn to Tim and know that he is will give you the real word or set the record straight per Bob’s implicit instruction.
Mahalo (thanks) to all of you for your Kokua (help). Aloha (big sloppy kiss, 1960’s style)! I only wish you could have been their to experience, first hand, the incredible impact you’ve had on Robert Quarry’s life. Joe Moe