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My Life in the Trenches of Show Business - A Memoir: Escape to New York - Act 1 Kindle Edition
When Jill steps off the train in Penn Station like so many hopeful actors before her, she has $70 in her wallet, an American Express Card, and the possibility of a part-time job. At 28 she feels as if her life is just beginning. She escaped the South by promising her husband if she doesn’t “make it” in six months she’ll come home. It’s 1978. New York City is bankrupt and reeling from Son of Sam, a blackout riot, a blizzard, poverty, drugs, and crime but to Jill, the gritty fast-paced city is brimming with possibility, creativity, and art. And when her six months are up she refuses to leave. Along the way she fills silver ingot orders for a criminal, does Antigone in a theater that doubles for live porno, manages an elf mutiny in Macy’s Santaland, gets mugged, gets cast on Theatre Row, and a play she’s in is reviewed by the acerbic theater critic, John Simon. But no matter how hard she works or the quality of her work, she seems to be getting nowhere. It’s time to change things up.
- ASIN : B08GF59JHQ
- Language : English
- File size : 2731 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 104 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08GVJTWJ2
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what a lark this book is! it's been a looooong time since I've been so engaged by a memoir. dalton's writing has gained from her experience in the theater: she seems to be in tune with her audience and acutely aware of what will interest them. she's had a colorful, eventful life and her memory has chosen the best bits to share. an indication of how well she writes is that while covering the same ground as that king of humor-writing, David sedaris, with whom she shares the resumé credential of elf in Macy's SantaLand, she is equally entertaining as well as, god knows, more grounded. (actually, dalton had to settle for 'elf supervisor' since she was too tall to pass as a... what? real elf.)
a must-read for anyone who remembers, whether fondly or not, a bygone era of Woody allen, soap operas and New York before it closed up shop.