Steve Martin: The Magic Years

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This book documents the wild and crazy years the author spent growing up with the superstar of comedy, Steve Martin. No one could better chronicle Steves enchanted life than his oldest friend, Morris Walker. You will re-live the times that Steve Martin himself refers to as 'The best years of my life!' as well as all of his accomplishments since then. These are the adventures of two young boys who were dedicated to comedy as a way of life since the day they met in the 6th grade. From Steves earliest days as the class clown through his struggling years on the road to his phenomenal success as a stand-up comic, movie star and producer -- they were as inseparable as loving brothers and became best friends for life. Every chapter is filled with wild and crazy antics, laughter, warmth and more comedy. Followers of Steves brilliant career will love this book because it is not only an authoritative firsthand account, but it is written in a humorous style that demonstrates the warmth and generosity of spirit that few Hollywood personalities are ever able to exhibit. Readers and fans will admire Steve Martin even more as they learn about his early days working at Disneyland to his first job as a writer on 'The Smothers Brothers Show' to becoming the highest paid comedian in the country, starring in over 25 great films. As re-told in 'Steve Martin: The Magic Years', his enchanted life has been an epic adventure in the history of American film and entertainment.
 

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As enjoyable as some of the book was, I must say that I am that analytical biochemist who won the contest on Sunset Strip's Comedy Store. Contrary to what her book says, I did play banjo (not that night however when I did much of my own material in martin-esque fashion; and was told by Steve himself in the LA airport that I had his moves down in such an uncanny fashion that he thought he was looking in the mirror. Just being nice? Perhaps, but he said Carl Reiner and Anne B said the same thing. I met John Candy the same day and he commented as such, telling me he did not realize on the Tonight Show it was someone else. No biggie, my life is in Theology, Science, and apologetics; but, as a scientist, I like for the facts to be straight; but I understand how family loyalty is - so good for Morris really... smile, smile 

Contents

Boy With A Special Purpose
1
The Tale Of The Hand
11
Steve For Stew
17
The Trial Of Miss Stepp
23
Goggles And Googlee Eyes
31
Leap Of Face
39
Aldini To Flydini
45
The Gopher Boys
61
Studly Steve
145
Whats Money Got To Do With It?
153
I Schlept With Steve
169
Simple Twist Of Foot
177
The Sound Explosion
185
A Wild And Crazy Kid
195
Photo Section III
202
Glenn Mary Lee And Melinda
219

Blast From The Past
69
Bo Bo Skee Watten Dotten
77
Once A Fool Always A Fool
87
Photo Section II
92
Strapping Young Jock
101
A Class Act
111
The Airplane Scam
121
The Great Oil Painting Caper
135
New York New York
229
Kathy Steve Elvis Picasso And Einstein
237
The Great Steve Martin
245
Why Anteaters Dont Get Sick
251
I Love You
265
Finally Someone With A Vision
269
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