Monday, December 21, 2009

Mom & Daisy

Here's a photo of my mother, Helene, and the family pet, Daisy Boggs, ready to enjoy the holidays. Hope you all have a great one!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

And then there were 30...

We've just added five new video interviews on bringing the current total to 30.

It's a smorgasbord of stars!

Recent updates include Redd Foxx, Andrew Dice Clay with Dr. Brothers (quite an odd couple!), Sophia Loren, Joan Rivers, and Little Richard.
If you need relief from the holiday stress, swing by the site and catch a few of these classic clips.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Holiday Gift For Rock 'n Roll Lovers

Here's an advance preview of my interview with Rock legend Little Richard which will appear on my site next week....

The Magic Number: 25

Why 25? Because you'll find 25 classic videos for viewing on the front page at

We just launched my TV interviews with Chuck Norris, Yul Brynner, and Placido Domingo.

The number twenty-five is just the beginning... we have a lot more goodies waiting in the wings.

I suggest you drop by the site regularly and you're sure to be pleasantly surprised. There's a whole evening's worth of videos there, so keep that in mind when you get bored surfing.

Meanwhile, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, heathly 2010. May all your dreams come true!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Performance Cancelled

Due to a personal family emergency I've had to cancel the performance of Talk Show Confidential for next Tuesday night. Sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you soon.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lisbon or Bust!

I'm heading for Lisbon on November 11th—a southern Trans-Atlantic crossing on the acclaimed Crystal Serenity ship. On board I'm the so-called "celebrity speaker" and will give a couple of talks and enjoy stopping at the Azores, then five days at sea...then Grand Turk...a day at sea, and disembarking in Miami. Aboard will be a 16-piece orchestra playing throughout the journey, so it's "the redeeming power of music and the sea" for 12 days.

Sounds like a vacation to me.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


We've just launched an exciting video of the historic roundtable I did with World Championship boxers Floyd Patterson, Rocky Graziano, Jake LaMotta, and Jose Torres. This was the only TV appearance of these four together and the show was, well, a knockout.

You can catch the action here:

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Advantage McEnroe

It's match point at so don't miss the action—we've launched two classic videos from my archives: tennis champ John McEnroe and the unsinkable Shirley MacLaine.

I think you'll enjoy these interviews, so tune-in at your leisure.

Mixed doubles, anyone?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Okay, so maybe 007 didn't bare all, but actor Sean Connery revealed his tattoo to me—a TV scoop. You can catch this rare clip on the front page at

As I've mentioned in previous posts, we're in the process of stocking my web site with many classic TV interviews from the Boggs' Archive. It's exciting to see these clips reborn on the Web, and I think you'll enjoy them. We're launching both full-length video interviews as well as snippets. And speaking of which, we just posted an illuminating moment from my interview with actor Dustin Hoffman. Click here to view.

Lots more coming!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today's Big Splash on Page Six

I made the New York Post's notorious PAGE SIX again. Here's the scoop:

A big mismatch of Boggs vs. Phelps

TV personality Bill Boggs, who used to swim competitively, was doing laps yesterday at the New York Athletic Club when he noticed "the guy next to me is like a shark . . . he's pushing off the wall swimming the length of the pool under water, while kicking on his back. 'Hmm,' I think, 'this guy's good,' " Boggs says. "We hit the wall together at one point and I give it all I've got to stay with him, and after three strokes I look up and he's already coming back." The speed demon left the pool before Boggs finished, and when Boggs got out, the attendant told him, "You were trying to race Michael Phelps."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NEW VIDEOS are "live" online!

The joint is jumping, as they say... we've launched several classic video clips on my site:

Don't miss these rare clips featuring Sammy Davis, Jr., George Burns, Natalie Wood, Mario Cuomo, Lucie Arnez & Desni Arnez, Jr., with lots more celebrities and stars to follow. Remember, all these videos are FREE for your viewing pleasure, so I suggest you bookmark the site and visit frequently.

Pass the word and have fun!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Interview with James Brown Launches

My interview with legendary Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer James Brown is available for viewing on my sight:

This is definitely a "blast from the past."


Happy Blast from the Past!

Trevor Boggs gets a swimming lesson at Disney World from Dad...

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Al Roker Interview Coming Soon

My TV interview with famed forecaster Al Roker for MY GENERATION will air soon. It will then be available viewing my web site, so stay tuned.
Hope you'll check it out (weather permitting)... :)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Rave Review

Here's a nice review of my recent talk before the Princeton Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
September Restart: A Glitzy Bartlett

When Bill Boggs spoke at September's Princeton Chamber lunch, I came away with one solid tip for restarting my life: Every day, he said, when you get up, take one minute to write or think the one thing you need to know. You know what you need to do – affirm it.

I haven’t quite decided what that “one thing” would be for me, but Boggs says his first affirmation was “I am unafraid.” Fear can hold us back, he said, quoting Anna Quindlen, who – though a very successful journalist – admits she is still afraid the fraud police will come and catch her out. “Write down your doubts, fold them up, put them in your pocket and get oBn with your life. Cultivate the opportunity to be less afraid – or unafraid.”

The entertaining actor and talk show star shared a bunch of tips on how to achieve success and overcome adversity, drawn from his book “Got What It Takes: Successful People How They Made It to the Top."

When I bought it I realized “He’s written the People magazine version of ‘Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations,’ originally collected by John Bartlett (1820 to 1905). If you were a speech writer, or a preacher, or any kind of mass media writer who needs quickie 21st century anecdotes, this is the book for you. Nothing is really new here. Almost all the quotes are standard self-help fare.

The difference is the glitz factor: Boggs quotes movie stars (Brooke Shields and Renee Zellweger), sports figures (Joe Torre and Jeff Lurie), entrepreneurs (Craig Newmark and Donald Trump), TV celebrities (Bill O’Reilly and Matt Lauer), fashion designers (Joseph Aboud and Diane von Furstenberg) and a dozen more, and he sets their aphorisms in the context of their oh-so-famous lives.

Just like the 18th-century quotation quoter said, “I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.”Now if I can just figure out what is the ONE thing above all others that I need to remind myself about this morning. Maybe it's Don't Blog Before Breakfast.

Looking at Bill Boggs' book again, I may have given the impression that it is only quotations. Actually, it has mini bios of each person quoted, and each quote is set into the context of the anecdote taken from the interview. So yes, you can get a Bartlett's quote, but you also get a mini-story, like those 50-word Reader's Digest anecdotes...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Joshua Bell Interview

Tomorrow I'm interviewing acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell about his new CD, At Home with Friends, at his home in Manhattan with Marvin Hamlisch. The CD is a collaboration on duets with Sting, Josh Grobin, Chris Botti, Marvin and several others. This for the syndicated MY GENERATION TV show. Should be fun.
I'll let you know when the show is scheduled to air.
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Video Tibit—Julia Childs!

We're getting close to the launch of our exciting new Videos page at
We'll be featuring classic interviews with Martha Stewart, Brooke Shields, James Brown, Tennessee Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Yul Brynner, and many, many more. In fact, we'll be adding rare clips on a regular basis, so I suggest you bookmark the page and visit often:

If you visit the video page now, you can catch a preview of my chat with Julia Childs. I don't
want to give anything away, but here's a hint:
"Hail Caesar!"


Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Updates & Whom You Know

Hope you're having a great summer and gearing up for those Dog Days of August. I'll be in Washington, DC on August 12th, presenting my 3-hour interactive seminar, GOT WHAT IT TAKES?, to CEO's who are members of Vistage, the world's largest Chief Executive Organization.

On August 22nd, I'm giving a GOT WHAT IT TAKES? talk at the Sharon, Connecticut Country Club.

For now, there's a nice write-up about my book on the popular WHOM YOU KNOW blog so I hope you'll pay a visit.

Stay cool and have a Happy August!

Friday, May 08, 2009


Hope you can pick up a copy of the new issue of BLACK TIE INTERNATIONAL—can't miss it—the cover features George Clooney. Inside you'll find my latest article "Save the Best for Last!"
The isue is sure to sell out quickly, so if you miss it, visit www.billboggs.comas as a PDF version will be available for download soon.
Happy May!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Well, the results aren't in just yet, but the good news is I've been nominated by AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE for "Best Speaker of the Year."

I'm honored.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Success Strategies of the Rich & Famous

My feature article, Success Strategies of the Rich and Famous, has just appeared in PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT magazine. You can view a cool Flash presentation of the entire issue here or download the article in PDF format.
Happy Reading!

Monday, January 19, 2009


A quick post to let you know I'm heading off Wednesday on a 12-day cruise as guest "celebrity speaker" on the Crystal Serenity from LA to Tahiti.
Can't think of a better time to say bye-bye NYC... just check the wind chill factor.

I'll be sending posts from the ship so stay tuned and keep warm!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

News Flash

Here's a flash from Peter Cincotti — featured in my book, GOT WHAT IT TAKES?
If you're going to be in NYC on Jan. 27th, his performance is a great way to start 2009.
Happy New Year All!