Tag Archives: John Gielgud

Acting Notebook

A transcription of the notes I kept during one of my semesters in grad school. There were multi-pronged projects going on – and I kept myself organized by labeling them in the notebook. I had the dreaded “PD Unit”, which … Continue reading

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The Books: “Brando: The Biography” (Peter Manso)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Brando: The Biography, by Peter Manso Peter Manso has an opinion about Marlon Brando, and it colors this entire book – which is 10,000 pages long – so that’s a long time to stick with … Continue reading

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The Books: “By Myself and Then Some” (Lauren Bacall)

NextDaily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: By Myself and Then Some, by Lauren Bacall This is an expanded and updated version of Lauren Bacall’s first autobiography By Myself (excerpt here). We’ve got more photos (some really great ones), more anecdotes, more … Continue reading

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Sidney Lumet: On Murder on the Orient Express

Movie stars vs. theatre stars. Excerpt from Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies: Sidney Lumet: A charming thing happened at the first reading of Murder on the Orient Express. Five stars of the English theatre were appearing in the West End at … Continue reading

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