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A memoir written from the viewpoint of veteran film, television and stage actor, Melvyn Douglas. This actor's performance career spanned 60 years in Hollywood and New York and brought him two academy awards, a Tony and an Emmy) the film, Broadway and television 'Grand Slam' of the acting world. This Americanist self-portrait is a vivid record reflecting the artistic and historical worth of the material as well as the actor's considerable charm.
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Tom Arthur is Head of the Department of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.Review:
Co-author Tom Arthur...met Douglas for the first time when he was a teenager and Douglas was appearing in Time Out for Ginger in Chicago in 1953. The two began working on the book together in 1971. The result is a gem, a story told with spirit and humor and a generous smattering of bawdy anecdotes that is easy to recommend to both actors and non-actors alike.
...reading 'See You at the Movies' is fun.
...fascinating, chummy and unaffected, as intimate as a personal letter. There is much in this cozy, readable book that is just plain enjoyable.
...writeen in Douglas's always thoughtful, articulate style....
...informative in such a way that it'll more than satisfy movie historians and gossipy enough to make other readers happy, too....See You at the Movies is thoroughly enjoyable....a good job overall. Read it.
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