By Gardner Botsford
Gardner Botsford tells the interesting and funny tale of his W.W. II studies, from his project to the infantry because of a bureaucracy errors to a anxious trans-Atlantic crossing at the Queen Mary, to touchdown lower than heavy hearth on Omaha seashore and the Liberation of Paris. After the conflict, he started a unusual literary profession as a long-time editor on the New Yorker, and chronicles the magazine’s upward thrust and impact on postwar American tradition with wit and grace.
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What Else Have I Got to Do for the Next Six Weeks? 18. "On Your Marks, Get Set. " 19. Aftermath 20. The Quest for Moolah -- Part II 21. The First Picture Show 22. Birth of a Salesman 23. La-La-Land 24. Beware the Spores 25. Playing Kick the Cannes 26. The Downside of the Upside 27. Working in the Industry 28. The First "Hollywood" Film 29. Back to Basics 30. Go West, Young Man 31. Ca$hing in on the Cult 32. The Dark Side of Ambition 33. Second Time is the Charm 34. A Fly on the Darkman Wall 35.
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What's the problem, Mom? " In the late sixties, war films like Kelly's Heroes, The Devil's Brigade and The Dirty Dozen seemed to be everywhere. Our favorite TV show, Combat, only encouraged this preoccupation with war, and Vic Morrow soon became my first favorite actor. He was the embodiment of laid-back cool and I loved how his cigarettes bounced on the edge of his mouth when he talked. Years later, I worked with Michael Caffey, who had directed several Combat episodes. Instead of asking him for motivation, all I cared to know was who could kick whose ass -- Vic Morrow or his commanding officer, Rick Jason?
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