What and Give Up Show Business

Veteran Hollywood production designer Peter Wooley's hilarious account of his behind-the-scenes adventures with the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Robert Redford, & the movies.

Author: Peter Wooley

Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Pub

ISBN: 9781564743664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

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Veteran Hollywood production designer Peter Wooley's hilarious account of his behind-the-scenes adventures with the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Robert Redford, & the movies.

What and Give Up Show Business

A wonderful slice of life in Hollywood told through the personal stories of one of its most prolific actors, this book will appeal to nostalgia buffs, classic film and television aficionados, fans of celebrity autobiographies and ...

Author: James Hampton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780875657615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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What? And Give Up Show Business? is the hilarious autobiography of James Hampton, who for over fifty years has been one of the most familiar faces in television and film. A wonderful slice of life in Hollywood told through the personal stories of one of its most prolific actors, this book will appeal to nostalgia buffs, classic film and television aficionados, fans of celebrity autobiographies and biographies, and people who just enjoy a good laugh and great storytelling. This enchanting memoir also includes some of the author's favorite recipes, which are woven into stories about such show business icons as Doris Day, Clint Eastwood, and Michael J. Fox. Never-before-seen photographs of Hampton and his friends, who happen to be some of the world's favorite entertainers, pepper this jewel of a tale chronicling life in La-La Land. Everyone who loves classic television and films will enjoy What? And Give Up Show Business?

What and Give Up Showbiz

Six Decades in the Music Business Fred Taylor. recorded voice ... His shows
were great and the audiences loved him, but he was coming unglued. ... I needed
to come up with a plan B in a hurry, and I hit upon one looking at the newspaper.

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493051857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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This is the story of Fred Taylor, who since 1960 has been bringing entertainers and audiences together in Boston and New England in nightclubs, concert halls, and festival grounds. As the owner of the legendary Back Bay nightclubs Paul’s Mall and the Jazz Workshop, Taylor had a front-row seat for the greatest names in music and comedy in the 1960s and 1970s. As the entertainment director at Scullers Jazz Club for twenty-six years, he continues to present the best in contemporary music. Fred Taylor’s entertainment universe is peopled by pop superstars, jazz legends, and sparkling storytellers—a galaxy of singers, saxophonists, and stand-up comics. They’re all part of Taylor’s world, and you’ll learn about them—and the ups and downs of his utterly unpredictable career in the music business—in the pages of this book.

That Reminds Me Finding the Funny in a Serious World

What, and give up show business?” * A man is desperate for work. He gets a job
at the circus. His job is to purge the circus' three elephants before they go out to
the center ring. Holding a broom handle, he enters the elephant pen and walks ...

Author: Michael Close

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435706463

Category: Humor

Page: 218

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Michael Close is an inveterate joke teller whose stories have brought gales of laughter from audiences around the world. For more than twenty years, Michael's friends and colleagues have eagerly awaited a collection of jokes from his enormous repertoire. "That Reminds Me" is that compilation - more than 250 of the best clean (and not so clean) jokes you've ever read. But this is much more than a joke book. Michael shares heartfelt reminiscences of the funny people who have enriched his life, stories of crazy personal experiences, and thoughts on the importance of "finding the funny" in your own life. This is the perfect book for anyone who needs a good laugh. Foreword by Penn Jillette [The jokes in this collection range from squeaky clean to R-rated. Words that you can't use on network television appear occasionally. If such language offends you, please don't purchase this book.]

All That Glitters the Show Business Autobiography of Laurie Lee

To give up show business and get an ordinary job never occurred to either of us .
Out of work we were , and however poorly paid we were when we did work ,
however poor the show , we were both proud to be Professional Artists . Don ' t
ask ...

Author: Laurie Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780805932652

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Page: 160

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Jet

Singer Kim Karter To Quit Show Business Curvesome Chicago ex-schoolteacher
Kim Karter, who gave up both the classroom and her real name of Vera Jeanne
Bradley to turn song stylist in 1953, revealed that she will give up show business
 ...

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Jet

Maria Cole Not Giving Up Show Business Career Spokesmen for Mrs. Maria
Cole said in Los Angeles that there is “absolutely nothing to it” to rumors that she
will give up the show business career she embarked upon following the death in
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Page: 64

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Jet

St. Jacques, has been signed to star in The Boomtown Band And Cattle
Company, a western comedy in which he will both sing and act. WATTSTAX
Profits To Be ... persons in Watts, Calif. James Brown To Quit Show Business;
Court Frees ...

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Page: 64

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Show Business

On-screen fiction and off-screen reality intertwine in a story of the glitz, glamour, egos, and double standards found in the Hollywoodish Indian film world. 15,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

Author: Shashi Tharoor

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559701815

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 526

On-screen fiction and off-screen reality intertwine in a story of the glitz, glamour, egos, and double standards found in the Hollywoodish Indian film world. 15,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

The Show Business Nobody Knows

I am positively not giving up , ” he said ( through a spokesman ) . ... La Rosa says
Godfrey was good to him , gave him his first chance in show business , and was
within his rights in firing him , although he feels that Godfrey did give him an ...

Author: Earl Wilson

Publisher:

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Category: Celebrities

Page: 428

View: 983


The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawson

For his initial foray into literature, Dawson had written about a subject he knew
insideout: the stratum of show business known ... who wishes that he would give
up his dreams of making it in show business, for the sake of sanity and family life.

Author: Louis Barfe

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857896709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Les Dawson: a comedian who, more than any other, spoke for the phlegmatic, resigned, sarcastic, glorious British way of life. This is his story. A Northern lad who climbed out of the slums thanks to an uncommonly brilliant mind, Les Dawson was always the underdog, but his bark was funnier and more incisive than many comics who claimed to bite. Married twice in real life, he had a third wife in his comic world - a fictional ogre built from spare parts left by fleeing Nazis at the end of World War II - and an equally frightening mother-in-law. He was down to earth, yet given to eloquent, absurd flights of fancy. He was endlessly generous with his time, but slow to buy a round of drinks. He was a mass of contradictions. In short, he was human, he was genuine, and that's why audiences loved him.

Black Pioneers in Blue Hawaii

She made the decision to give up show business and become a volunteer
member of the Billy Graham team. In Hawaii, she sang before an audience of
almost six thousand people. Ms. Waters' autobiography, His Eye Is on the
Sparrow, was ...

Author: Yvonne Moore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465385959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 97

View: 154

Black Pioneers In Blue Hawaii is absolutely captivating and informative. A must read. Its about people of African ancestry who have lived in Hawaii dating back to the 1800s. Some of the pioneers are: Anthony Allen, a former runaway slave who became rich and famous, Betsey Stockton, missionary and teacher, William Crockett, graduate of the University of Michigan in 1888 and became a judge in Maui during the early 1900s, Nolle Smith, cowboy , engineer, Alice Ball, first woman to graduate with a degree in chemistry from the University of Hawaii in 1925, Eddie Cole (Nat King Coles brother) entertainer and actor, the plantation workers from Alabama who had an impromptu concert for the local strikers, doing the juba, turkey trots and the hoe downs . Trummy Young and others.

Sage ing While Age ing

They thought I was crazy to give up show business in favor of McGovern. Many
supporters deserted George's ship, knowing it was indeed a lost cause, but for
some stalwart reason, still not completely clear to me, I stuck it out to the very end.

Author: Shirley MacLaine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416575553

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 603

"I've been a questioner all my life..." So begins bestselling author and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, as she invites readers to join her on the most powerful, provocative journey of her life. Over the years, Shirley has firmly established herself as a fearless, iconoclastic thinker and seeker of truth. Now, as she confronts the realities and rewards of growing older, she reflects on the greater understanding of her own place in the universe that her experiences have brought to her. Sparked by the experience of moving into a new house, she is inspired to look back across the remarkable professional and personal milestones she has experienced so far. Surrounded by books, pictures, and the artifacts of a life well lived, Shirley is able to recognize the profound power of synchronicity at work around her, discovering the invisible threads that stitch together the seemingly random events of her days, adding meaning even to the mundane. Having grown older, she is increasingly concerned with the potential pitfalls of modern medicine. She shares personal insights into nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, and alternative medicine. Practical and bracing, here is advice for anyone looking to expand his or her understanding of health and well-being. Moving beyond the physical, Shirley explores what has always interested her most -- those things that are unseen. What is consciousness? What is the purpose of our lives? Are we alone in the universe? And perhaps the greatest mystery of all, what happens to us after death? Filled with her trademark wit and candor, this is a fascinating, inspiring book that will delight and captivate Shirley's legions of fans and fellow travelers everywhere.

The African American Pulpit

In 1953 Louis dropped Elijah Muhammad had out of college , married ordered all
his followers in Betsy , his childhood sweet professional show business heart ,
and started a family . to give up show business , He supported his family and ...

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Category: African American clergy

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Theater Week

But Dad and I survived ” she reports , adding with a giggle , “ though he wound
up bald , and I wound up short . ... thought diminutive brunette , “ and we ' d go for
an which doesn ' t take care of the other nine about giving up show business .

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Performing Arts

( GM Plaza ) Company she had the good fortune of working with Stephen
Sondheim and Harold Prince : “ I got a wonderful ... And that is why now I don ' t
want to do a show unless I know that it ' s good . ... I was ready to give up show
business .

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Category: Performing arts

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Becoming Mae West

Instead , she decided that Rex was too domineering , too bent on insisting she
give up show business for him . She preferred to give up Rex , but in time would
base several characters in her plays and screenplays on him : Reggie Muchcash
in ...

Author: Emily Wortis Leider

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780786230648

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 912

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With a combination of newly uncovered archival material, fine writing, and a rich appreciation of West's unique blend of comedy and come hither appeal, Emily Wortis Leider has created a serious and seamless biography as well as a cultural history. From her birth in Brooklyn, to her Broadway battles with censorship, to the years in which she took Hollywood by storm, West comes to vibrant life as the driven, dynamic performer who made herself a movie star and sex symbol the likes of which America had never seen -- and changed our culture forever.

Rising to the Challenge

Did you give up show business?" It used to hurt me because I hadn't, but I only
was able to do certain jobs. When I started getting better, I was able to take
singing and acting jobs. I did a play, Getting My Act Together and Taking It on
The Road ...

Author: Robert H. Phillips

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 9780895294524

Category: Celebrities

Page: 323

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So Who Will Inherit the Lobster

She had virtually no lips, so that, when on stage, the make-up artist had to be
very creative to give her face some ... she had once considered giving up a show
business career and returning to her father's hardware store in Minnesota. “Well ...

Author: Francis Murray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1599264358

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Whatever Became Of

Eighth Series : the Best (updated) and Newest of the Famous Lamparski Profiles
of Personalities of Yesteryear Richard Lamparski ... When Vet and Martha
decided to give up show business for marriage in 1936 , the team broke up .
Connee ...

Author: Richard Lamparski

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Category: Performing arts

Page: 303

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