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Paul and Me: Fifty-three Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal Paul Newman

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Up Front

Paul Newman was an unadorned man. He was direct and honest and off-center and mischievous and romantic and very handsome.

All of these attributes became the generating force behind him. He was the same man in 2008 that he was in 1955, unchanged despite all the honors and the fame, not a whisper of a change. That was something--the constancy of the man.

In these bleak times that feature men whose greed and selfishness have been so disillusioning and ruinous to their fellow citizens, Paul's concern for those less fortunate and his altruistic mien were important antidotes.

He was a complicated, unpredictable, talented man who certainly gave back to the world as much as the world gave to him.

Paul Newman and I first met in 1955 in a funeral parlor on La Cienega Boulevard in Hollywood. There were sample coffins in the anteroom, but the large viewing room beyond had been stripped of its funereal paraphernalia and instead outfitted for the rehearsal of The Battler, a television drama I had written based on a Hemingway short story. It was my first television play and, as it turned out, it became a fortuitous launching pad for Paul's career as well as my own. We were in this mortuary because NBC had run out of rehearsal space, and this bizarre spot was the best they could do.

Both Paul and I were at the start of our respective careers and each of us had come to a halt. Paul had been brought up in Shaker Heights, an affluent suburb of Cleveland. He had been in a dozen or so plays at Kenyon College, and after graduation he had performed in summer stock--once playing the gentleman caller in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. He later enrolled in Yale University School of Drama, where in Shaw's Saint Joan he was required to weep onstage. As Paul told me years later, The muscles contracted in my stomach, and immediately I tried to figure out some way to play the whole thing facing upstage. And then I thought, What an ass. I drag my family--I had married an actress I had met when I was in Woodstock summer theater and had a son with her--with only nine hundred dollars in the bank, all the way to Connecticut, and then think of all the ways I can cop out. At the time I was living in a boardinghouse, and I took that script downstairs to the boiler room and I said, Okay buddy, you are going to sit here until you find out where it is going to come from or you get out of this business right now. I did the part and my tears arrived on cue.

After Yale he was accepted by the Actors Studio. Marlon Brando and James Dean were in his session, and they were given the leads in most of the scenes that were performed. Paul admitted he did not have the aggression that one needs to get noticed and also was terrible at sight-reading a new script. He and Dean performed together in a screen test for a part in East of Eden, and Dean got the part.

Paul picked up small parts in TV dramas that were being filmed in New York, and he landed a small part in Picnic on Broadway and was also the understudy to Ralph Meeker, who played the lead. Later in the run, when Meeker went on vacation, Newman asked the director, Josh Logan, if he could take Meeker's role when the play went on the road. But Logan told him no; he didn't think Paul carried enough sexual threat.

As for me, I had come from the

Synopsis:

The best-selling author of such works as Papa Hemingway chronicles his long-standing friendship with the late Paul Newman, documenting their numerous travels and cocreation of the Newman's Own enterprise. 100,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Up Front

Paul Newman was an unadorned man. He was direct and honest and off-center and mischievous and romantic and very handsome.

All of these attributes became the generating force behind him. He was the same man in 2008 that he was in 1955, unchanged despite all the honors and the fame, not a whisper of a change. That was something--the constancy of the man.

In these bleak times that feature men whose greed and selfishness have been so disillusioning and ruinous to their fellow citizens, Paul's concern for those less fortunate and his altruistic mien were important antidotes.

He was a complicated, unpredictable, talented man who certainly gave back to the world as much as the world gave to him.

Paul Newman and I first met in 1955 in a funeral parlor on La Cienega Boulevard in Hollywood. There were sample coffins in the anteroom, but the large viewing room beyond had been stripped

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385532341
Subtitle:
Fifty-three Years of Adventures and Misadventures with My Pal Paul Newman
Publisher:
Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
Author:
Hotchner, A. E.
Author:
A. E. Hotchner
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
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Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film and Television-Actor Biographies
Subject:
Film and Television-Biography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Rich & Famous
Subject:
Biography-Rich and Famous
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100323
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
234

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Product details 234 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385532341 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The best-selling author of such works as Papa Hemingway chronicles his long-standing friendship with the late Paul Newman, documenting their numerous travels and cocreation of the Newman's Own enterprise. 100,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Up Front

Paul Newman was an unadorned man. He was direct and honest and off-center and mischievous and romantic and very handsome.

All of these attributes became the generating force behind him. He was the same man in 2008 that he was in 1955, unchanged despite all the honors and the fame, not a whisper of a change. That was something--the constancy of the man.

In these bleak times that feature men whose greed and selfishness have been so disillusioning and ruinous to their fellow citizens, Paul's concern for those less fortunate and his altruistic mien were important antidotes.

He was a complicated, unpredictable, talented man who certainly gave back to the world as much as the world gave to him.

Paul Newman and I first met in 1955 in a funeral parlor on La Cienega Boulevard in Hollywood. There were sample coffins in the anteroom, but the large viewing room beyond had been stripped

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