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My Double Life: Sexty Yeers of Farquharson Around with Don Harn

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After 15 books about somebody else (mostly alter ego Charlie Farquharson) plus one book by his drag-queen character, Charlie's rich city cousin Valerie Rosedale, Don Harron now presents the story of his 77-year stint in the entertainment business.

The actor's colourful career includes such highlights as making money in 1935 as a 10-year-old cartoonist doing mother-and-son banquets; winning an ACTRA Award as best radio host for Morningside; six stage shows on Broadway, three in London's West End, and 10 years of Shakespeare in three countries; a Gemini Award for lifetime achievement; writing the lyrics for five musicals, including Anne of Green Gables; and being appointed to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honours due to his appearances on Hee Haw.

Whether playing a serious stage role or hamming it up as Charlie Farquharson, Harron is always insightful and provides a unique perspective on a long life in the entertainment business.

Synopsis:

After 15 books about somebody else (mostly alter ego Charlie Farquharson), Don Harron now presents the colourful story of his 77-year career in the entertainment business.

About the Author

Don Harron's career is one of the most distinguished in Canadian entertainment history. Most famous for his alter ago Charlie Farquharson, he has also appeared in many stage, television, and film productions, and has also written plays and screenplays. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Harron lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

I start with a Foreword by Don Harron followed by a rebuttal by Charlie Farquharson called DED OCCASION. Then on to 160 Chapters.

 1. FIFTY PLUS

 2. MY FIRST FARMER.

3. YER REEL START 

4. PUTTING THE CARTOON BEFORE THE HOUSE.

 5. A STAR IS BORN.......TO FADE.

6. THE SCHMOE MUST GO ON...AND OFF!

 7. ODD JOBBER.

8. DON’T TAKE PHYSICS!                     

9. IT’S A HIRED -KNOCK LIFE.

10. GETTING READY FOR A GANG-THRASH.

11. GO WEST, YOUNG MAN.

12. THE WEST, A REQUEST AND ME.

 13. DOWNCAST ON THE FARM.

14. THE SCHMOE MUST GO BACK ON.

15. LATER TRIUMPHS.        

16. GOING AS TO WAR.

17. DOWN TO EARTH IN QUEBEC.

18. DAYLIGHT SWEEPS OVER LONDON, PARIS AND BRANTFORD.

19. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLE MAN.

20. LET’S GET PHYSICAL.

21. CIVVY STREET.

22. BACK TO CLASS.      

23. THE HICK FROM VIC.

24. LET’S GET SERIOUS HERE

25, I GO PRO AGAIN. 

26. THE PEE-BOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD.

27. BOBBLING THE BOB.

28. DANCING FOOL.

29. MOVIE CRAZY.

30. THE HOSPITAL.

31. BACK TO WORK.    

32. NO TIME FOR TRAGEDY.

33. SPRING THAW.

34. SCHOOL AGAIN!  SCHOOL AGAIN!

35. OH! CANADA? 

36. WAITING FOR THE THAW.

37. WEDDING BILLS. 

38. BACK TO THE SALT MINES.

39. ALL CANADIAN! 

40. IT’S A BASTARD!

41. WAITING FOR THE NEXT THAW.

42. INNOCENTS ABROAD.

43. LONDON LIFE.

44. SCRIBBLE. SCRIBBLE!

45. CENTRAL HEAT.

46. JOBBING AROUND.

47. GRACIE AND ORSON.

48. TAKING THE VEIL.

49. ANOTHER OPENING NIGHT.

50. LEAN TIMES.

51. BACK TO THE BOARDS.

52. A FIRE AND A FRY.

 53. FLYIN’ HOME.

54. GOING TO CHURCH.

55.  GOING HOME.

56. BIRTH OF A NOTION.

57. TV DAZE.

58. STRATFORD-ON-TARIO.

59. FACE TO FACE.

60. LET’S GET STARTED.

61. SHOWDOWN TIME.

62. BIRTH PANGS,

63. MOMENT CRITIQUE

 64. MORNING AFTER BLUES.

65. SECOND WIND.

66. BRISTOL-FASHION, NOT TO MENTION PARIS.

 67. ONCE MORE INTO THE BLEACHERS.

68. BACK TO BROADWAY.

69. BACK TO THE BARD.

70. VAMPING TILL READY.

71. FRENZY TO OPEN.

72. CARDIGAN RE-VISITED.  

73. MY COUNTRY, WHAT’S IT TO THEE?

74. STRATFORD-ON-THE-HOUSATONIC

75. AT HOME ON BROADWAY.

76. KISS ME, KATE!

77. BYE BYE BROADWAY.

78. CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME!

79. THE PLAY’S THE THING.

80. SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

81.  ANOTHER OPENING, SAME SHOW.

82. NOT A LOT ON THE LOT.

83. FORCED TO TOUR IN A TOUR DE FORCE.

84. END OF “ANGER”, BEGINNING OF “EVERYTHING”.

85. VAMPING TILL READY.

86. A JEW IS BORN.

87. A LONG, LONG WAY TO RUN.

88. FAMILY MATTERSD.

89. HOLY ACRIMONY.

 90. PRICE HARMUNG.

91. BACK TO THE BARD.

92. EVERYBODY DOESN’T LOVE OPAL.

93. THAT BASTARD IS BACK

94. MAGGIE! MAGGIE!

95. BACK TO THAT OLD BASTARD

96. THE PEN IS MIGHTIER.

97. PHONING IT IN.

98. LAND OF ANNE.

99. HOME THOUGHTS AND A BROAD.

100. BERLIN, BOTH SIDES NOW.

101. HOME VIA ROME

102. ISLAND PAIR-O-DICE.

103. ANOTHER OPENING, SAME SHOW.

104. ON TO OTTAWA, THEN WE DO  WORLD WAR TWO.

105. ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS.

106. OHHHHHH CANADA!

107. ON MY OWN......I THOUGHT.

108.  NATIONAL WET DREAM.

109.  MAN OF THE CLOTH.

110. ALL MINE IN SIXTY-NINE.

111. ANNE OF ENGLAND.

112.  AMTD THE ALIEN KORN

113. SEX CHANGE OF PACE.

114. ANYTHING TO DECLARE?

115. OSAKA ‘70

116. WE FROTH ‘EM IN GOTHAM

117.”I CAN DO BETTER!”

118. “AND THAT’S THE NEWS?   GOOD NIGHT !!|”

119. MAKING BOOK

120. CHANGE THE ENDING

121. CASTING SWIRLS BEFORE PINE

122. “SHHHH! IT’S THE NEWS!”

123.  OHHHHH DO IT AGAIN!

124. CHARLIE FARQUHARSON RETIRED BANKRUPT

125.  “SHHHH! IT’S THE SH’ITS!”

126. SEVERAL DEGREES OF SEPARATION.

127. THE BOOK-EVERY-MONTH CLUB.

128. MY DOUBLE-DOUBLE LIFE!

129. CHARLIE TO THE I-MAX.

130. YER NITE AFORE CHRISMUSS.

131. TV OR NO TV, IS THAT A QUESTION?

132. YER BI-SEXTENNIEL.

133. TO THE RESCUE.

134.  GOOD-BYE CHARLIE!!

135.  LET’S SAVE CANADA......FOR AN HOUR.

136.  HELLO CHARLIE!  AND GOOD-BYE!

137. MAKING IT UP AS I WENT ALONG.

138.  THREE HOURS A DAY.

139.  THE VERDICT: FIVE YEARS.

140. THE GOOD BOOK.

141. TAKE THE FIFTH.

142. ANNE OF DISABLED.

143. BACK TO THE ISLAND.

144.  VALERIE’S TURN.

145. VANCOUVER  COMMUTE.

146. FUN-RAISING

147.  PETE OF GREEN GABLES

148. BACK TO THE BOOKS.

149. WORKING FOR GOD.  THEN MAMMON.

150. CATHERINE’S TURN.

151. HISTRY RE-VISIT.

152. THE SEAT OF POWER.

153. CHARLIE’S A BROAD.

154. ON THE ROAD.  AGAIN!

155. THE OTHER SIDE.

156. LOOKING FOR SOME ACTION.

157. THE YEAR OF OLD FARTS.

158. SENCHRY TWENNY-WUN.  YER OH-OH’S !

159.  NINE WUN WUN!!!

160.  FLAT ON MY O-HIPS.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459705500
Author:
Harron, Don
Publisher:
Dundurn Group (CA)
Author:
Harron, Don
Author:
Don, Harron
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Cartooning
Subject:
Bag Boy
Subject:
Big Brothers
Subject:
Radio
Subject:
Football
Subject:
Bottom
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Typing
Subject:
Manure
Subject:
Air force bombing
Subject:
airsick
Subject:
College
Subject:
Awards
Subject:
Frye
Subject:
Guthrie
Subject:
Earle Grey
Subject:
C.N.E.
Subject:
troop-shows
Subject:
Arctic
Subject:
Spring Thaw
Subject:
Synagogue
Subject:
Lear
Subject:
Cartooning Bag Boy Big Brothers radio football Bottom Shakespeare typing manure Air force bombing airsick college awards Frye Guthrie Earle Grey C.N.E. troop-shows arctic Spring Thaw synagogue Lear Bastard Lucy Maud Montgomery Katherine Hepburn Stratford
Subject:
Cartooning Bag Boy Big Brothers radio football Bottom Shakespeare typing manure Air force bombing airsick college awards Frye Guthrie Earle Grey C.N.E. troop-shows arctic Spring Thaw synagogue Lear Bastard Lucy Maud Montgomery Katherine Hepburn Stratford
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General
Subject:
Performing Arts-Radio - General
Subject:
Biography: arts & entertainment
Subject:
Cartooning , Bag Boy , Big Brothers , radio , football, Bottom , Shakespeare , typing , manure , Air force bombing, airsick , college, awards, Frye , Guthrie , Earle Grey , C.N.E. , troop-shows, arctic , Spring Thaw , synagogue , Lear , Bastard, Lucy Maud
Subject:
Cartooning , Bag Boy , Big Brothers , radio , football, Bottom , Shakespeare , typing , manure , Air force bombing, airsick , college, awards, Frye , Guthrie , Earle Grey , C.N.E. , troop-shows, arctic , Spring Thaw , synagogue , Lear , Bastard, Lucy Maud
Subject:
Cartooning , Bag Boy , Big Brothers , radio , football, Bottom , Shakespeare , typing , manure , Air force bombing, airsick , college, awards, Frye , Guthrie , Earle Grey , C.N.E. , troop-shows, arctic , Spring Thaw , synagogue , Lear , Bastard, Lucy Maud
Subject:
Cartooning , Bag Boy , Big Brothers , radio , football, Bottom , Shakespeare , typing , manure , Air force bombing, airsick , college, awards, Frye , Guthrie , Earle Grey , C.N.E. , troop-shows, arctic , Spring Thaw , synagogue , Lear , Bastard, Lucy Maud
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 8 in

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