A CAST OF THOUSANDS by Jill Schary Zimmer


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almost as star spangled as an Academy Award turnout, but still this is a very young, gay, personal and by no means vistavisioned view of Hollywood. ore Schary's daughter Jill is a pert soubrette and her golden, silver screen childhood is full of people: Mommy, a mass of paradoxes, prejudices and extremes; Daddy, oushover for all problems (minorities, handicaps), games; Grandma with her ""strange way of talking called Yiddish"". The artful prattle conceals little-- there are celebrity children's parties (dismal); a weekend at Loretta's; a non-progressive schooling (""We may have been neurotic but we didn't know we were""); MGM lions and rando and Sinatra and Bogart and Elizabeth Taylor who ""just didn't have much to ""; and finally her marriage at 18 to Jon.... Excerpts of this will have their initial screening in McCall's and it has its appeal, calcalably charming, calculatedly disarming.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1963
Publisher: Stein & Day