Cool Hand Lou: My Fifty Years in Hollywood and on Broadway

Cool Hand Lou: My Fifty Years in Hollywood and on Broadway

by Lou Antonio

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Overview

In this candid memoir, actor and director Lou Antonio recounts his five decades in television, film and theater, from live television to Broadway to Emmy-nominated Movies of the Week. Antonio describes with humor and insight the changes in audience tastes and technical developments during his career, and the unforeseen challenges of pursuing a life in the performing arts. Anecdotes abound of his work with Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, George C. Scott, Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476628042
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 255
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

As a stage actor Lou Antonio has performed in 70 plays and has acted and directed in more than 200 hours of television. He is co-artistic director of the Actors Studio and teaches acting and directing there.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Part One: New York, Mostly 3
 1. When You Begin a Beginning 5
 2. The Cement City 13
 3. Some Strasberg, and Then Some 18
 4. Dribbles and Drabs 23
 5. A West Side Story 27
 6. Selling Soap 31
 7. Getting In, and At the Actors Studio 33
 8. The Fervid Years 37
 9. Overseas and Back Again 40
10. Garson Kanin 45
11. From Burt Lancaster to Summer Stock 50
12. 38 ­At-Bats, Three Strikeouts 55
13. From Streisand to Paxinou to Olivier 63
14. Two Misses and a Hit 68
15. Elia Kazan 72
16. From a Naked City to Andorra 77
17. Franco Zeffirelli 82
18. Keeping Busy Until Dewhurst 86
19. Faustus, Julie and Josh 94
20. Not-So-Lovely Hula Hands 104
21. Cool Hand Luke 108
22. Hello, Hollywood… Hello, Anyone There? 113
Part Two: Hollywood 121
23. Shatner, a Bear, a Nun 123
24. Jerry Lewis to Coppola 130
25. A Mixed Bag 136
26. Who Has the Power, Who Has the Pain? 142
27. Natwick and Hayes Up, Garner on Deck 145
28. Classes at Universal U 150
29. Rabbi Problems, Rich Man Problems 152
30. Dog and Cat Are Neutered 155
31. Cappelletti, Sand and Subways 159
32. Trashing Trash with Rock Hudson 166
33. Give Thy Thoughts No Tongue 170
34. Patty, Ricky, Sugar, Booze 172
35. I Got Plenty of Nothing 175
36. Legends 178
37. E.T. and Burton on Broadway 185
38. Lee Remick, North and South 191
39. Peter the Great, Dunaway Less 194
40. Candice Bergen: Motherhood to Madam 200
41. Academy Award Winners and Whiners 204
42. In to Africa 211
43. Bean Balls, and Still at Bat 217
44. Sonia Braga, Birthing and Breeding 219
45. May the Pod People Perish 222
46. Sour Power 225
47. They’re Either Too Young or Too Old 226
48. Cassidy Catches Ledger 230
49. Shatner, Bergen, Fox—Doing It 233
50. In and Out of It, Out and Into It 236
Index 243

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