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I Dont Drop Names Like Marilyn Monroe Just to Sell Books: A Memoir by Richard Baer

Richard Baer

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202 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.3in. x 1.0in.In the early 1950s, in Los Angeles, at 6 AM, John West, vice-president of the National Broadcasting Company in charge of west coast, gets a phone call from New York City on the NBC tie line. The caller is General David Sarnoff, chairman of the Board of RCA, the Radio Corporation of America, NBCs parent company. Awakened from sleep, Mr. West groggily says Hello John, this is General Sarnoff. Mr. West swiftly clears the cobwebs. Good morning, General, its always good to hear from you. John, youre acquainted with my nephew Richard Baer, arent you Yes, General, I am. Hes a fine young man. I think very highly of him. Last night I spoke with his mother, my sister. Shes upset. The reason shes upset is that Richard has been out of work for four months and he has no prospects, so it looks like his life is going nowhere. General, Im surprised and sorry to hear that. John, I want you to find Richard a job. And I want you to find him a job by nine oclock this morning, your time. Ill be waiting for your call saying you took care of it. Goodbye. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595673407

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Title: I Dont Drop Names Like Marilyn Monroe Just ...

Publisher: iUniverse

Binding: Hardcover

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Book Type: Hardcover

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In the early 1950's, in Los Angeles, at 6 AM, John West, vice-president of the National Broadcasting Company in charge of west coast, gets a phone call from New York City on the NBC tie line. The caller is General David Sarnoff, chairman of the Board of RCA, the Radio Corporation of America, NBC's parent company.

Awakened from sleep, Mr. West groggily says "Hello"

"John, this is General Sarnoff."

Mr. West swiftly clears the cobwebs. "Good morning, General, it's always good to hear from you."

"John, you're acquainted with my nephew Richard Baer, aren't you?"

"Yes, General, I am. He's a fine young man. I think very highly of him."

"Last night I spoke with his mother, my sister. She's upset. The reason she's upset is that Richard has been out of work for four months and he has no prospects, so it looks like his life is going nowhere."

"General, I'm surprised and sorry to hear that."

"John, I want you to find Richard a job. And I want you to find him a job by nine o'clock this morning, your time. I'll be waiting for your call saying you took care of it. Goodbye."

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Richard Baer was born in New York City. He received a BA from Yale and an MA in Cinema from USC. His writing career spans more than fifty years and includes screen credits for such television shows as Leave It To Beaver, The Munsters, Bewitched, Barney Miller, and M*A*S*H.

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