…that when Julie Andrews sang “The Sound of Music” in the film’s glorious opening number, she was on a mountaintop in Germany, not Austria?
…that the baby you hear crying on a TV show may have been voiced by a 70-something-year-old actress?
…that rocket scientists often create the brilliant colors used for fireworks?
Los Angeles freelance journalist Libby Slate learned those fascinating facts while writing about her favorite topics: entertainment and the performing arts. She regularly writes for the Television Academy’s Emmy magazine and website emmys.com, Performances magazine and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts program magazine and website scfta.org.
Libby’s other credits include the Los Angeles Times (more than 300 articles, two columns), TV Guide, Hollywood Reporter Magazine and Disney Magazine. In addition to her celebrity interviews, she enjoys spotlighting the behind-the-scenes craft and art of entertainment.
Figure skating is another favorite focus. Libby has profiled many notable skaters, toured with Champions on Ice and inadvertently helped make history with her Skating magazine cover story on Nancy Kerrigan, cited by rival Tonya Harding’s camp as a reason for the attack on Kerrigan at the 1994 Winter Olympic trials.
Libby is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Independent Writers of Southern California.