CHRISTOPHER RIORDAN


Personal Appearances

1958
"The Spade Cooley Show" (TV Series) — Lead Dancer with The John Castle Dancers (Norman Borine)




Personal Appearances

1964
"The Hollywood Palace" (TV series)
    •  Episode #1.10 — Specialty number choreographed by Hermes Pan for Barrie Chase and Christopher Riordan.


       The Hollywood Palace video clip
The Hollywood Palace video clip
   (click picture to view video)


1966
"An Evening With Carol Channing" (TV special) — Specialty number choreographed by Hermes Pan
"The Smothers Brothers Show" (TV series)
    •  The Girl from R.A.L.P.H. — Dancer

1967
"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (TV series)
    •  Episode #1.14 — Singer and Dancer
    •  Episode #1.13 — Singer and Dancer
    •  Episode #1.6 — Singer and Dancer
"Everybody's Talking" (TV series)
    •  Episode dated August 28, 1967

1968
"Elvis" (TV) — Dancer
... aka "Elvis' '68 Comeback Special" (USA: informal title)
... aka "Elvis: '68 Comeback Special" (International: English title: promotional title)
... aka "Elvis: '68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition" (USA: DVD box title)
... aka "Elvis: NBC-TV Special" (USA: promotional title)
... aka "Singer Presents Elvis" (USA: complete title)




Personal Appearances

2009
"The Definitive Lucille Ball Documentary" (TV) — GAB Productions interviewed Christopher Riordan

"Special Guest Speaker at the 83rd Annual Memorial Service for Rudolph Valentino" — Held crypt-side at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, August 23, 2009.


Christopher Riordan and Staci Layne Wilson, Entertainment Reporter, at the 83rd Annual Memorial Service for Rudolph Valentino at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 29, 2009
Christopher, along with Entertainment
Reporter, Staci Layne Wilson,
at the Valentino Memorial Service.


2010
"Spoke at the Cinecon 46 Classic Film Festival" — At the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood on Sunday, September 5, 2010.

"Guest Speaker at Book Signing for Sal Mineo Biography by Michael Gregg Michaud." — Held at Book Soup on the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California, on Sunday, November 7, 2010.


Christopher at Sal Mineo Biography book signing with Courtney Burr and Michael Gregg Michaud.
Christopher speaking at the Book
Signing for Sal Mineo Biography
with, from left: Courtney Burr and
the author, Michael Gregg Michaud,
at Book Soup on Sunday, November 7, 2010.

          


Sal Mineo Biography by Michael Gregg Michaud.
Sal Mineo Biography, written by Michael Gregg Michaud and released in 2010.




"Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise." — Christopher's name appears in the Acknowledgments in this book, released in 2010.


Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise book cover.
Book cover for
"Kay Thompson: From
Funny Face to Eloise."

Sam with Dick Williams at Kay Thompson book signing 2010.
Author, Sam Irvin with Dick Williams at the signing for Sam's biography, "Kay Thompson: from Funny Face to Eloise" which was released in 2010.

        




Actress, Nancy Allen, with author, Sam Irvin, at book signing for his biography,
Sam Irvin and actress, Nancy Allen, at book signing for Sam's biography of "Kay Thompson: Funny Face to Eloise" - released in 2010.


Evelyn Rudie with author, Sam Irvin, at book signing for his biography,
Sam Irvin and Evelyn Rudie at book signing for Sam's biography of "Kay Thompson: Funny Face to Eloise" - released in 2010. Ms. Rudie played Eloise in the television version of Ms. Thompson's story, "Eloise."

        



Illustrator, Hilary Knight, with author, Sam Irvin, at book signing for the biography,
Sam Irvin and Hilary Knight
at book signing for Sam's biography of "Kay Thompson: Funny Face to Eloise" - which was released in 2010. Mr. Knight is the illustrator of Kay Thompson's Eloise character.



2011
"Good Day L.A." (TV series)
    •  Episode dated February 15, 2011

"Christopher Riordan and Barrie Chase were introduced at the Cinecon 47 Classic Film Festival Award Presentations" — At the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood on Sunday, September 4, 2011. Christopher and Barrie celebrate 50 years of friendship and a working relationship with this appearance.


Barrie Chase with Christopher Riordan at Cinecon 47 on September 4, 2011
Barry Chase with Christopher Riordan at
Cinecon 47 in Hollywood on September 4, 2011

"Attended 'The Hollywood Show' in Burbank, California, on October 8 and 9, 2011" — Appeared in the reunion of the cast members of the "Batman" tv series, celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the show!

Bill Smith and Christopher Riordan at Hollywood Show - October, 2011.
Bill Smith and Christopher Riordan celebrate a 50 year friendship at The Hollywood Show in October, 2011.

        

Sherry Jackson with Christopher Riordan at Hollywood Show - October, 2011.
Sherry Jackson with long-time friend, Christopher Riordan, at The Hollywood Show - October, 2011.


Christoper Riordan with long-time friend, Yvonne Craig, at Hollywood Show - 2011.
Christopher Riordan and Yvonne Craig
sharing more than 50 years of friendship,
at The Hollywood Show - October, 2011.


Christoper Riordan with long-time and good friend, Carla Laemmle at Hollywood Show - 2011.
Christopher Riordan meets up with an old and dear friend, Carla Laemmle, at The Hollywood Show - October, 2011.

        

Carla Laemmle with old and dear friend, Christopher Riordan, at Carla's 102nd birthday party! - October, 2011.
Christopher Riordan shares Carla Laemmle's 102nd birthday with her! - October, 2011.

"Elvis: Rock N Royalty" (TV) — Appears in this new, 2011, documentary about the King of Rock 'n Roll.



2012
"Appeared on "The Elvis Cruise" (click this link for more information) in January, 2012." — Special Caribbean cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines, including celebrities involved in Elvis films. Christopher, himself, appeared in six Elvis Presley movies, including "Viva Las Vegas," "Roustabout," "Tickle Me," "Double Trouble," "Spinout," and "Clambake," and, of course, "The '68 Comeback TV Special"!

   Christopher Riordan with close friend, Marlyn Mason, on the Elvis Cruise - January, 2012. 
Christopher Riordan with close friend, Marlyn Mason ("The Trouble With Girls"), on the Elvis Cruise -
January, 2012.

 Christopher Riordan with Jay, a fan, on the Elvis Cruise - January, 2012. 
Christopher Riordan with Jay, a fan, on the Elvis Cruise - January, 2012.




   TCM's Tom Brown, Celeste Yarnell, Christopher, and Chris Noel, on the Elvis Cruise - January, 2012. 
TCM's Tom Brown, Celeste Yarnell ("Live A Little, Love A Little"), Christopher, and Chris Noel ("Girl Happy"), on the Elvis Cruise - January, 2012.

"Attended 'The Hollywood Show' in Burbank, California, on February 11 and 12, 2012" — Appeared with other cast members from various Elvis Presley movies and specials.


2013
"Was an invited guest at the restored screening of "My Fair Lady" at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd on April 26, 2013." — This was part of the TCM Film Festival, and the introduction for the screening was made by Ben Mankiewicz.


Christopher Riordan in My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn
Christopher Riordan (on left) with
Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn
in "My Fair Lady"

"Special Guest Speaker at the 86th Annual Memorial Service for Rudolph Valentino" — Held crypt-side at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, August 23, 2013.


Christopher Riordan speaking at the 86thAnnual Memorial Service for Rudolph Valentino at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 23, 2013
Christopher Riordan speaking
at the 86th Valentino Memorial Service.


Christopher Riordan with Sylvia Valentino Huber.
Christopher Riordan with Sylvia Valentino Huber. Ms. Huber is the Great-Niece of Rudolph Valentino, and the Granddaughter of Alberto Valentino, older brother of Rudolph (and friend of Christopher's.)



Christopher Riordan and his friend, Scott Morrow.
Christopher Riordan with his friend, Scott
Morrow. Mr. Morrow is best remembered for
playing Joey Cross in the film, 'Peyton Place.'
Christopher played Jeremy in the TV series,
'Peyton Place.'"



Christopher Riordan and Michael Ankerich.
Christopher Riordan with fellow
speaker, and author of the book,
'Mae Murray,' Michael Ankerich.


Christopher Riordan touches the nameplate on Valentino's crypt.
Whenever Christopher visits Valentino's
crypt, the tradition is to touch the nameplate
and say 'thank you.' Christopher says he
always felt a protective aura during all the
years he lived in Valentino's home, Falcon Lair."



2014
"Appeared at the 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, July 23 to July 28, 2014." — At long last, CHRISTOPHER RIORDAN and PRISCILLA PRESLEY, meet!
     He worked with ELVIS a little over a five year period. He did six films and one TV Special with Elvis (not to mention the various documentaries). However, in all that time, never did Christopher get to meet PRISCILLA. As she said on this day, "I was just never on the set."
     You can see how she greeted Christopher: warmly, and as though they were long lost friends. This is a lady that does her homework. She had obviously read the program, and knew exactly who Christopher was. He told her that he was honoured to be the one professional that worked with Elvis SO many times. Christopher can't recall her exact words, but it seemed she said something like, "I can see why that happened."
     She's a very gracious woman. Not only did she take her time with each of those who had worked with ELVIS, she also walked amongst the audience, spoke to the people, shook their hands, and had her picture taken with them while signing autographs. This was DEFINITELY one of the highlights of Christopher's life!

These photos are the work of the brilliant, Dave West:

Christopher Riordan with Priscilla Presley at 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival — July, 2014.
Christopher Riordan meets Priscilla Presley
at the 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival
in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada —
July 23–28, 2014.

        

Christopher Riordan with Priscilla Presley at 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival — July, 2014.
Christopher Riordan meets Priscilla Presley
at the 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival
in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada —
July 23–28, 2014.


Christopher Riordan with Priscilla Presley at 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival — July, 2014.
Christopher Riordan meets Priscilla Presley
at the 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival
in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada —
July 23–28, 2014.

        

Christopher Riordan with Priscilla Presley at 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival — July, 2014.
Christopher Riordan meets Priscilla Presley
at the 20th Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival
in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada —
July 23–28, 2014.


"Special Guest Speaker at the 87th Annual Memorial Service for Rudolph Valentino" — Held crypt-side at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, August 23, 2014. Below is a copy of the program from the Memorial Service. Christopher Riordan was the "Keynote Speaker" at the Service, which is a position that has been held in the past by such special people as Georgie Jessel and Virginia O'Brien.


Program from the 87th Annual Memorial Service for Rudolph Valentino at The Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 23, 2014
The program from the Memorial
Service for Rudolph Valentino at
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery
on August 23, 2014

"At the 'The Hollywood Show' in Burbank, California, on October 18th and 19th, 2014." — Christopher always looks forward to meeting his fans at that shows!


Christopher Riordan with Tina Cole at The Hollywood Show; October, 2014
Christopher Riordan with Tina Cole
The Hollywood Show
October 18 and 19, 2014

"The Doug Dahlgren Show internet podcast radio interview on September 8, 2014." — Click here for The Doug Dahlgren Show.


Christopher Riordan
Christopher Riordan

"Elvis Celebration in Las Vegas, January 9-10, 2015." — Christopher is always excited to meet the Elvis fans. Especially the ones who remember seeing him in all those Elvis movies!


Poster from the Elvis Celebration in Las Vegas for January 9-10, 2015
Poster for the Elvis Celebration
Event at The Cannery Casino
in Las Vegas, Nevada
January 9-10, 2015

"Elvis Celebration in Las Vegas, August 7-8, 2015." — Christopher is back in Las Vegas to enjoy his friends and all his great Elvis fans. He enjoys discussing all the great Elvis movies he was in with all the fans, too!


Poster from
Poster from "A Celebration
of The King's Life"
in Las Vegas,
August 7-8, 2015

"'The Hollywood Show' in Burbank, California, on October 31, and November 1, 2015" — With cast members Barry and Stanley Livingston, Tina Cole, and Cynthia Pepper, from the "My Three Sons" television show, as well as his cast members from "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls," Dolly Reed and Marcia McBroom.


Christopher with Marcia McBroom and Dolly Reed from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls at autograph show in 2015
Marcia McBroom and
Dolly Reed of
"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"
with Christopher at
Autograph Show
in Burbank, CA, 2015

"Celebration of The King's Life," January 8th and 9th, 2016. — Christopher is at the North Cannery Casino in Las Vegas this time to spend more time with all his great Elvis fans, and, of course, with his good friends and former cast members, Johnny Fortuno, The Stamps, Cynthia Pepper, and Darlene Tompkins.

"'Elvis Week' at Graceland, Memphis, TN, August 15, 2016" — Special Guest Speaker at the "Conversations on Elvis" panel starting at 9:00am, and interviewed by Tom Brown, former CEO at TCM.


Poster for Elvis Week, August 10-16, 2016 at Graceland
Poster, featuring Christopher,
for Elvis Week at Graceland,
August 10-16, 2016.
Christopher's appearance is on
the "Conversations on Elvis" panel,
starting at 9:00am on August 15th.

"'The Hollywood Show' in Burbank, California, on April 29 and 30, 2017" — The last reunion of Adam West and Burt Ward at the 'Batman' Cast Reunion Show.


Poster from the autograph show with Batman and Robin
Poster supporting the final
reunion of Adam West and
Burt Ward as Batman and
Robin at the Hollywoood Show
on April 29 and 30, 2017.

Christopher Riordan with Lana Wood at The Hollywood Show — April, 2017.
Christopher Riordan with Lana Wood
at The Hollywood Show
April, 2017. They worked together
in the 1964 film 'The Girls On The Beach."
While being in touch, this was the first
time they'd seen each other since
working together.

        

Christopher Riordan with Tommy Kirk at The Hollywood Show — April, 2017.
Christopher Riordan with Tommy Kirk
at The Hollywood Show
April, 2017. They worked together
on most of the Beach Movies. This was
their first meeting since working in 'The
Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.'

"Pentiction Elvis Festival, British Columbia, Canada; June 22-25, 2017" — VIP Special Guest!


Poster for Pentiction Elvis Festival, June 22-25, 2017
Poster, featuring Christopher,
for the Pentiction Elvis
Festival in British Columbia,
Canada; June 22-25, 2017.


Christopher Riordan greeting fans at the opening ceremonies in Penticton Fest.
Christopher Riordan greeting the fans
at the opening ceremonies for
the Elvis Festival in
Penticton, Canada —
June 22-25, 2017.

        

Christopher Riordan introduced before awarding the winners at the Penticton Festival.
Christopher Riordan being introduced
before he awarded the winners
at the Elvis Festival in
Penticton, Canada —
June 22-25, 2017.


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