Larry Ratliff – Public Speaker, Humorist, Film Critic, Author

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Larry Ratliff - speaker Larry entertains and informs with witty and funny behind-the-scenes movie industry, celebrity and life stories. His love for movies and seeing the humor in life are contagious.

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“He’s an excellent public speaker.  I just love his humor.  He interjects that into everything.  He is so funny.” – Tim J.    

 


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Public speaker, humorist, and author, Larry Ratliff knows movies. Topics range from classic to epic and everything in between.

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Talking "Beauty and the Beast" old and new - Mar. 20, 2017

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Movie Memories Update

The play-by-play's the thing

With apologies to the Beatles:

It was 50 years ago today
Professor Mercer taught the band to play-by-play

Mercer and me300

Two days have passed, and I still can't get over the fact that legendary sportscaster Bill Mercer sent an invite to join him for lunch to me and about 20 others from his 35-plus-year University of North Texas (UNT) broadcasting and sportscasting teaching span.

Mercer is famous in the sports world for wrapping his feet with plastic wrap in an attempt to stay warm enough to call the famous “Ice Bowl” NFL championship game between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers in 1967, not to mention the Cowboys first two Super Bowl appearances.  He was in the booth when the Texas Rangers set up shop in Arlington and those slightly long of tooth will recall Mercer at the mic when "Studio Wrestling," taken seriously by many back in the 1960s or so, was taped before a small audience in the KRLD-TV (now KDFW) studios.

His credits are too numerous to mention.  Suffice it to say that the Texas Pro Baseball Hall of Fame, Texas Radio Hall of Fame and Dallas Press Club “Living Legend of North Texas Journalism” member who shared the broadcast booth with Don Drysdale when the Texas Rangers first hit the field was/is larger than life.

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