History & Purpose
This site was created in 1996 as a website where I could
share my knowledge and enthusiasm for Laurie Beechman and her career.
It remains active as a living tribute to her remarkable life. My reasons
for creating and maintaining the site are twofold: 1) because of my
support of Ms. Beechman's career and my current desire that her life
should be remembered; 2) because I enjoy the actual process of working
on the site (the designing and programming). I am honored and humbled by the
neverending guestbook contributions. All the wonderful memories that everyone has shared
are what inspire me not only to continue maintaining the site, but also to redesign it periodically.
My web design and programming skills have improved dramatically since my humble beginnings with this site,
and I hope that everyone will be pleased with the changes I have made.
All material that is original to this site is © TheatreFest.com,
2000. This includes all original text (other than that directly attributed
programming for the guestbook. All other images and text are used for
educational purposes, and I do not claim to hold the copyrights- this
includes show logos, production & other photos, and media articles.
Please E-mail the webmaster
if you have problems with my usage of any material.
the webmaster if you want to take anything from the site, especially
if you want to reprint it elsewhere on the web. If nothing else, it's
rude. And do note that I've been known to find plagiarized material
on my own and I have not always been very nice about it- after all,
I've worked hard on this site and it's just plain a slap in my face
to present my work (or that of any other webmaster) as one's own. However,
if you just ask and
present a decent reason, I will be understanding- especially if you
give me credit for my work. I really want to just share the love, but
people who steal stuff don't make it easy.
This site was designed to be optimally viewed at 800 x
Firefox 1.0, Netscape 4.7 and Opera 6.0.
will look best on a monitor with a decent color depth (like 16 bit+). If you have any problems
viewing the site, please let me know and please tell me as much information as possible
about your browser and operating system.
My special and heartfelt thanks
my parents; Heather for providing valuable feedback and testing concerning
the new design, and for being hookedonphonix ;) ; Gina & Stef for
feedback on the previous layout; Sue and Jessica for scans and for sharing;
Claudia for asking me to do her site as well; everyone who shared obituaries
and tributes that I've posted; everyone who has written me or signed
the guestbook- for their outpouring of love and support and for keeping
Laurie's memory alive; and to Laurie for saying "yes" one July evening
at Rainbow and Stars in 1996- at a time years before anyone and everyone
were making web pages dedicated to their favorite performers (and for
that matter before most people had even heard of a web page!).
Webmaster, The Laurie Beechman Website
(remove "GRIZABELLA" to email)