If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
Okay, so at least you're interested enough to pick up this book and look inside. I think you and I are going to get along just fine.
Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.
Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself.
No, and that's exactly the point. Bookstores are chock full of household name actors and their high stakes shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before.
Case in point: look to your left - see that Judy Garland book? You don't need that, you know plenty about her already - great voice, crappy life. Now look to your right at the Charlton Heston book. You don't need to cough up hard-earned dough for that either. You know his story too - great voice, crappy toupee.
The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune.
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is my first book, and I invite you to ride with me through the choppy waters of blue collar Hollywood.
Okay, so buy the damned book already and read like the wind!
P.S. If the book sucks, at least there are gobs of pictures, and they're not crammed in the middle like all those other actor books.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Virago77 - LibraryThing
This book is a great read. It's has humor and great behind-the-scenes stories of the filming of some of my favorite movies and TV series. It gives some great insight as to what it's like to make it as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bjkelley - LibraryThing
The first part of the book about Bruce Campbell's career is an enjoyable read. The last part of the book, which is about the book tour to promote the book, just wasn't that interesting to me. So the first part of the book I would grade B, the last added part C, averaging to a C+. Read full review
The Proving Grounds
Beheld the Future and the Future Was Play
The Assembly of LikeMinded Individuals
First Look Under the Hood
Low Man on a Greased Totem
Back to Basics
Go West Young Man
Cahing in on the Cult
The Dark Side of Ambition
Second Time is the Charm
A Fly on the Darkman Wall
Evil Dead Goes Hollywood
Anatomy of a Paycheck
Driving Miss Crazy
The Humble Beginning of the Humble Beginning
The Midwest Is the Thing
Theres No Budget Like LowBudget
Three Schmoes in Search of a Clue
Do You Validate?
The Quest for Moolah
What Else Have I Got to Do for the Next Six Weeks?
On Your Marks Get Set
The Quest for MoolahPart II
The First Picture Show
Birth of a Salesman
Beware the Spores
Playing Kick the Cannes
The Downside of the Upside
Working in the Industry
The First Hollywood Film
Long Live the Hud
Life in the Fast Lane
Be Quick or Youre Dead
A Madness to My Method
Doing the TV Shuffle
X Marks the Spot
Quest for the Holy Grail
The Higher the Budget the Lower the Part
Messin with the Myth
Leather and Mace
What You Dont See Is What You Get
Chins Across America The Tour