A publisher's representative recently gave a sure-fire formula
for the success of any book. Book-signing tours and cocktail
parties for critics were becoming passé, he said. They were too
expensive and no longer that effective. Any book would almost sell
itself, he added, as long as it was based on one of these subjects:
Though this one will at least touch on the first three, I have not
yet figured on how to bring in our 16th President.
It is the story of a little boy - me - who lived a rich theatrical
life on suburban stages, minor radio stations and in his own
imagination, then became a professional actor at the age of twelve.
As of now my career has not completely subsided, but let the first
72 years suffice.
There is a certain fascination attached to anyone who has the
guts - or the gall - to deliberately get up on a stage or in front of
a camera and pretend to be someone else, and to apparently enjoy
it. Though Arthur Anderson will never be a household name, I can
claim to have been performing professionally since 1935, making a
living - sometimes a very good one - and in that time I've had
some joyful experiences, some depressing ones, and have worked
with many fascinating people - and a few rotters. But in their own
way they were fascinating, too.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||BearManor Media POD|
|Ano da edição||2010|
|Número de Páginas||228|
|Autor||Arthur Anderson; Anna Meara|