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After touring my one-man show DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE to over 30 cities, I'm filming it in Hollywood, California on Jan. 6, 2011.

Del Shores: My Sordid Life is the one-man show written and performed by SORDID LIVES creator Del Shores. The show toured over 30 cities to sold-out houses and is now being filmed on January 6th, 2011 at the Renberg Theatre to be released on DVD April 1, 2011.

Shores shares the real life stories that have inspired his writing and more in DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE. Yes, there was a man with two wooden legs. But did his grandmother trip over them and die while having a sordid affair? And did his mother really ask, “What exactly do you do…when you’re gay?” If so, what was the acclaimed writer’s response (Sordid Lives)? Yes, prayers were answered and a matching vein was found in a vein bank over in Baton Rouge to replace his Uncle Humpty’s collapsed vein. But did Humpty lose the leg after all those prayers (Southern Baptist Sissies)? And what relative really shot a policeman in the “saliva gland” and shoulder (Trailer Trash Housewife)? Truth and fiction are finally separated in Shores' hysterical and touching one-man show and he is not afraid to "out" the celebrities he has worked with who are "bitches and assholes."

The nationwide tour produced by Jason Dottley received rave reviews: “Delicious. Laughs aplenty and even a tear or two.” Backstage, Los Angeles ; “Hilarious and emotionally devastating.” Stagebuzz.com, New York; “Deeply moving and often hysterical.” The Column, Dallas; “Terrific! Poignant and personal.” Edge Publications, Dallas; “Juicy!” Examiner, Nashville.

The film version of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE will be produced by Emerson Collins, Del Shores and Jason Dottley and Co-Produced by Michael Warwick.

We hope you will be a part of this special project!

THANKS!!!

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    The knowledge that there is a slight possibility that the one dollar bills will be fed into hot West Hollywood go-go boy's briefs and jockstraps by Del Shores -- all in the name of research for the live taping, of course.

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    "MY FAVORITE DEL SHORES' LINE" DVD EXTRA FEATURE includes you quoting your favorite Del Shores' line. You will film yourself and as soon as project is funded you be instructed how to upload your segment! I would also LOVE IT if some of you dressed in Sordid characters as you quoted your line (if the line is from "Sordid Lives".

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    Personalized and signed 8x10 of Del Shores.

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    SORDID SECRETS REVEALED in phone call with Del Shores. For every $25 you back for this reward, you get 2 questions answered from the unproduced scripts from the 2nd season! You must agree to NOT record the conversation. There is no limit on how many questions you may ask, just pay $25 for every 2. The phone calls will take place in January after Del's taping January 6th. Who started the fire at Bubbas? What really happens to Noleta in the mental institution? Where did Brother Boy end up? Did Ty and Jacob really break up? Did Sissy get out of the pokey? If so, how? You get the picture.

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    The official DVD Poster of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE signed and personalized by Del Shores.

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    Phone call from Del Shores. You can opt to have Del call you or call a friend who is a fan as a gift. Del will make New Year's Day calls if you request that. If you back with this prize, please email Del Shores at delshores@me.com.

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    Personalized and signed DVD of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release date: April 1, 2011)

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    The official DVD Poster of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE and DVD of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release date: April 1, 2011) both signed and personalized by Del Shores

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    COLLECTION OF DEL SHORES PLAYS, all signed by Del Shores, all published by Samuel French. Includes "Cheatin'", "Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got The Will?", "Daughters of the Lone Star State", "Sordid Lives", "Southern Baptist Sissies" and "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife."

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    Sordid Lives The Movie DVD signed by Del Shores and cast members: OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN, BONNIE BEDELIA, LESLIE JORDAN, BETH GRANT, ANN WALKER, SARAH HUNLEY, ROSEMARY ALEXANDER, NEWELL ALEXANDER (THIS WILL SHIP MID JANUARY)

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    DALLAS!!! 2 Reserved Tickets for Del Shores: Sordid Confessions January 14, 2011 8PM at The Rose Room and backstage dressing room visit and photo op with Del before the show. * The official DVD Poster of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE and DVD of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release date: April 1, 2011) both signed and personalized by Del Shores. * Signed Dallas poster Del Shores: Sordid Confessions.

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    *Thank you phone call from Del Shores *Personalized and signed DVD of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release date: April 1, 2011) *Signed Samuel French published script of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated publishing date April 1, 2011)

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    PAUL RICHMOND Limited Edition Print (200) "SHOW STOPPER, STARRING DEL SHORES". Personalized and autographed by Del Shores. To View and see details, VISIT: http://www.etsy.com/listing/46216871/show-stopper-starring-del-shores-limited. In addition, you will be sent the photos via email that were sent to Paul for him to sketch from! AND, you get The official DVD Poster of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE and DVD of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release date: April 1, 2011) both signed and personalized by Del Shores.

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    * Onscreen CLOSE-UP as you shout out one of your favorite Del Shores' lines during the live taping. * Appearance in after show interview in DVD extra features * Special Thanks, end credits * 2 VIP tickets to the live DVD taping (1st 3 rows) * 2 copes of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release April 1, 2011) * Signed Samuel French published script of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated publishing date April 1, 2011.) This shoot is NON-UNION but IMBD will list your name playing yourself.

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    ACTOR CAREER CONSULTATION. Del Shores will watch your acting reel, look at your headshot and resume and discuss what you are doing business--wise with your career. You will send in mail and receive a 30 minute phone call after Del has watched. This will happen in January. You may also choose to have a private 1 hour acting session with Del if you are in Los Angeles!

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    RARE AND SPECIAL -- SORDID LIVES: THE SERIES signed by all the regulars (except of course by our dear Rue). OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, BONNIE BEDELIA, CAROLINE RHEA, LESLIE JORDAN, DAVID COWGILL, DAVID STEEN, ROSEMARY ALEXANDER, NEWELL ALEXANDER, SARAH HUNLEY, ANN WALKER, JASON DOTTLEY, TED DETWILER AND SHARRON ALEXIS AND DALE DICKEY! (NOTE: THESE WILL BE SHIPPED LATE JANUARY AFTER ALL SIGNATURES ARE GATHERED)

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    *2 VIP Tickets to the January 6th 7PM performance of Del Shores: My Sordid Life. You will be seated in the first three rows. * Personalized and signed DVD of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release date: April 1, 2011)

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    * Onscreen CLOSE-UP during one of Del's stories about picking up an attractive guy during his "slut years". You must be in shape and attractive (no offense, it's the point of the story!) * Appearance in after-show interview in DVD extra features * Special Thanks, end credits * 2 VIP tickets to the live DVD taping (1st 3 rows) * 2 copes of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release April 1, 2011) * Signed Samuel French published script of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated publishing date April 1, 2011.) This shoot is NON-UNION but IMBD will list your name playing yourself.

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    DVD package - all personalized and signed by Del Shores - DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release date: April 1, 2011) - SORDID LIFE: THE SERIES - SORDID LIVES (film) - DADDY'S DYIN... WHO'S GOT THE WILL *Thank you phone call from Del Shores * 2 General Admission Tickets to live DVD taping (January 6, 2011) * Signed Samuel French published script of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated publishing date April 1, 2011.)

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    * Appearance in after-show interview in DVD extra features * Special Thanks, end credits * 2 VIP tickets to the live DVD taping (1st 3 rows) * 2 copes of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release April 1, 2011) * Signed Samuel French published script of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated publishing date April 1, 2011.)

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    Del Shores will read your TV or movie script, then will call you with a 30 minute honest critique, advice and notes. Limit 110 pages. If over 110, add $50 for every 10 pages. Call will happen early February.

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    * Executive Producer credit - opening title sequence of DVD - IMDB listed as EP * Attend the private afternoon taping before the live show. * 6 VIP tickets to the live DVD taping (1st row) * Appearance visiting Del in his dressing room before his show in DVD extra features * On Camera visit and photo ops with Sordid Lives cast members Leslie Jordan (Brother Boy), Ann (LaVonda) Walker, Jason (Ty) Dottley, Rosemary (Dr. Eve) Alexander, Newell (Wardell) Alexander and possible more in greenroom/dressing room. * Appearance in after show interview in DVD extra features * Special Thanks, end credits * 2 VIP tickets to the live DVD taping (1st 3 rows) * 2 copes of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated release April 1, 2011) * Signed Samuel French published script of DEL SHORES: MY SORDID LIFE (estimated publishing date April 1, 2011.) NOTE: (Sordid actors may change as work and paid appearances do come up for actors)

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    DEL SHORES LIVE! Great for Charity Organization, Theatre , Comedy Club, Club or even your home. You will get Del Shores in person performing your choice -- his one-man show Del Shores: My Sordid Life OR his new standup show (WARNING: Raw, Blue, Adult and Gay) Del Shores: Sordid Confessions. Both shows have gotten rave reviews. You can sell tickets, charge -- even be entrepreneurial and make money! Del Shores will provide airfare within USA and hotel. Del will also donate 1 Sordid Series DVD signed by Jason Dottley and Del, 1 Sordid film DVD signed by Del Shores and a collection of Del's 6 published plays, all signed. These can be used for a silent auction at the event or for any purpose. Date will be mutually agreed upon. You produce event, Del performs. You provide venue, local transportation, publicity, etc (although Del will do any interviews needed to promote). THIS REWARD IS A STEAL, WELL BELOW DEL'S NORMAL APPEARANCE FEE. Just ask his manager :-)

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