A Special Thanks to Our Generous Donors!

Posted on April 29, 2013 in News

Hi Everyone! 

As promised, we’re giving each of you (who did not wish to remain anonymous) a special thank you shout out here on our website for being so generous in supporting the Green Girl project during our Kickstarter campaign (and, in some cases, since then, via the PayPal link).

A heartfelt thanks to every one of you for helping to make this documentary a reality.  Quite literally, this project would not be possible without your generosity!

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More Interviews

Posted on April 24, 2013 in News

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the long time between posts.   I spent 7 days in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area doing 5 more interviews in the last week of March (including 4 film/TV historians with specific knowledge of Susan Oliver’s very prolific career).  Perhaps the highlight of the trip, however, was interviewing and spending most of the day with Susan’s freshman year roommate from Swarthmore College (where Susan spent only a year before economic circumstances led to her fateful decision to head to New York City and pursue a career in acting).

I also had the privilege of visiting Sanford Meisner’s prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, where Susan studied alongside many distinguished peers, including Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Sydney Pollack and David Hedison.  I also shot some exterior footage of Susan’s old neighborhood in Greenwich Village (where I think I managed to find the only available street parking space in all of lower Manhattan).

This past weekend, I got a great interview from Tom DeSimone, the last director to ever work with Susan (in a 1988 episode of “Freddie’s Nightmares”).  And I’m hitting the road this weekend to do three more interviews (read more about that in the next post).  Stay tuned!

–George Pappy

Farewell to Peter Duryea

Posted on April 3, 2013 in News


Sad news came last week of Peter Duryea’s untimely death. He played Lt. Jose Tyler in the original Star Trek pilot and it was on his line that Susan Oliver’s Vina was first introduced to Trek fans. Peter corresponded with Green Girl director George Pappy last September and had this to say:

“I appreciate your dedication to documenting Susan Oliver’s efforts as a human and a performer. In 1964 she was on her way to all the accomplishments that you mention. You could see it in her…I, too, appreciated her as a person. I must admit that I hardly knew her. Aside from the the two weeks we spent working on the Star Trek pilot together, I had no contact with her. However, I did learn enough about her to sense who she was and what she was trying to do/be as she lived her life. Motivated and dedicated women were not as prominent then as they are today; and she was an outstanding example. I think her choice of the film/TV industry as a mode of expression was, perhaps. an unfortunate choice. It was/is a very tough business. I do wonder how she might have manifested had she chosen another field for her obsession.”

Peter wanted to contribute an interview to The Green Girl, but his recent health problems made that a difficult prospect. He was a fascinating man who chose to leave the Hollywood machine in 1973 for a more fulfilling life in rural Canada, dedicating himself to ecological causes and social awareness.

Rest In Peace, Peter. You will be missed.