My Hollywood tales is a suite of informative, old, academic, humorous, fascinating, unique, attractive, surprising, and tragic tales and anecdotes approximately recognized and not-so-famous Hollywood people--actors, administrators, manufacturers, writers, and studio moguls. whereas it's not a publication approximately appearing, it really is written by means of an actor with contributions from a variety of actors, all of whom are writing approximately different actors. Older readers will make a journey down reminiscence lane, remembering a few of the celebrities pointed out, whereas more youthful readers will become aware of Hollywood heritage from its previous years to the current. they'll find out about the folks who have been a part of the development blocks of the movie undefined: the highs, the lows, the successes, the mess ups, and the tragedies.
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I responded that it was once and i, Eric, was once the single talking. “I’m calling you approximately Anna Nicole Smith,” the voice stated. “Yeah, so what do you need? ” I spoke back. “Well, you educate appearing, don’t you? ” “Yes, I do. ” “Well, she’s an actress,” the guy acknowledged. 127 ERIC MORRIS with out taking a beat I answered, “No, she’s not,” and he hung up. “THE SILENT carrier” HAD ITS humorous MOMENTS while I bought out of the military in December of 1956 and commenced pursuing my performing occupation, many of the elements I obtained have been squaddies, sailors, or marines. I simply couldn’t get out of the army! I have been drafted correct out of a exhibit i used to be presupposed to commence rehearsing for, My 3 Angels, which I had performed in summer time inventory and which was once scheduled to open in Palm Springs. i used to be to play an identical half I had performed in inventory. It was once the 1st appearing activity I had gotten after arriving in Hollywood, so i actually resented being drafted, and that i spent a lot of my army profession bitching and moaning approximately having my appearing profession interrupted. thankfully I did 3 performs on the Wharf Theatre in Monterey whereas at citadel Ord, and that i wangled my method into being a disc jockey on the sanatorium radio station through telling them that i used to be a qualified radio announcer in civilian existence. ultimately, after serving twelve months 11 months seventeen days and 6 hours, I got an honorable discharge. i couldn't, even if, get away the army; for the 1st yr of my reignited profession i used to be by no means out of uniform! One convey i used to be employed to do used to be a chain referred to as “The Silent Service,” which was once in regards to the submarine provider. i really did a couple of segments. The express used to be shot on a true submarine, the USS Sawfish, which used to be within the water in lengthy seashore, yet tied to the dock. I performed numerous sailors in a single or one other section the place we have been both below assault or in another major theatrical plot emergency. I consider one exhibit specifically: Jack Lord (who later turned well-known for “Hawaii Five-O”) had simply come to Hollywood from manhattan, the place he had verified a visual profession. He was once taking part in the captain of the submarine that 128 MY HOLLYWOOD tales had simply suffered an assault from a eastern aircraft. He was once at the bridge surveying the wear, and that i got here as much as the bridge with a bucket supposedly choked with shrapnel because of the bomb that had hit the sub. I acknowledged my line, which was once, “Look, Captain, an entire bucketful,” as I confirmed him the contents of the bucket. He checked out me and misplaced it. He started to snicker so not easy they had to forestall the capturing. Sobey Martin, the director, a roly-poly middle-aged guy with a delightful character, approached us and requested if there has been an issue. Jack pulled himself jointly, and we received able to shoot the scene back. I made my front at the bridge. Jack checked out me and misplaced it back! At that time i began to be insecure. was once it the best way I seemed, or was once it the way in which I introduced the road? My hat was once a bit askew, so I straightened it, considering that if I appeared extra like a sailor he wouldn’t crack up while he checked out me.