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On Camera (Philip Waller) : The Story of a Child Actor (SIGNED and Inscribed by Philip Waller)

Hewett, Joan & Richard Hewett;

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ISBN 10: 0899194699 / ISBN 13: 9780899194691
Published by Houghton Mifflin Co International Inc., 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED and Inscribed on title page by Philip Waller. The book is also signed by both authors, Joan and Richard Hewett. ; Tight, clean and crisp. A faint hint of shelf wear, otherwise a gently read book in excellent condition now protected in a new Mylar cover. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. ; Philip Waller (Philip N. Waller) is best known for his part in The Mouse and the Motorcycle (1986) as Keith Gridley, and as Harry in Star Trek: The Next Generation "When the Bough Breaks" (1988) ; 10.20 X 7.99 X 0.39 inches; 56 pages; Signed by All Authors. Bookseller Inventory # 23910

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Title: On Camera (Philip Waller) : The Story of a ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co International Inc.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Text and photographs present a close-up view of the life of eight-year-old child actor Philip Waller as he goes to auditions, makes commercials, and films a television special.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 4-6 In the tradition of Jill Krementz (A Very Young Skater Knopf, 1979, etc.), Hewett photographs a child during a critical time in his life. Unlike Krementz' books, however, the prose is graceless and the photography, mundane. This does not necessarily mean that the book won't be popular. The subject, a charming eight-year-old boy whose day is packed with auditions for commercials and TV spots, should find a sympathetic readership among kids in elementary school who watch televisionespecially since he is auditioning for the part of Keith in The Mouse and the Motorcycle . The book is chock full of details about the dull routines and the excitement of getting a part. Readers will learn about children's acting classes and young theater groups, auditions, unions, composites, ``call-backs,'' sound stages, etc. There is an interesting explanation of the technique of shooting a commercial and integrating interior and exterior shots. Because there is no index, it may be awkward for use in research projects, but it should be enjoyable for a nonfiction book report. Sally T. Margolis, The Newport Schools, Kensington, Md.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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