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Thursday, 30 October 2014

BOOKS: Brando's Smile/Tennessee Williams

'Brando's Smile' by Susan Mizruchi - read this summer - good, a biography about acting, not his life and it's scandals, and NOW, alerted by the New York Review of Books. 

'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr is on Kindle on my iPad - a good follow up to Marlon. 
Tennessee said about his first triumph "the catastrophe of success" - endearing and irresistible. 
'A Streetcar Named Desire' had set off a seismic shift in American Theatres. 

Blanche - "Well life is so full of evasions..." a long speech....
Stanley - "Let's cut the re-bop"

'Bop' is 'Bebob' early 1940's jazz as exemplified by 'Hey Ba Baby Re-Bob' - check it out on iTunes - listen carefully it is very rude. 

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