Blood & Tinsel: A Memoir

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The Miegunyah Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 403 pages
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Both passionate and humorous, thisælively memoir journeys from Jim SharmanÍs colorful childhood in his father's boxing troupe to his travels through Berlin, London, Sydney, andæTokyo, via the international successes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hair, and Jesus Christ Superstar. This dynamic chronicle reveals behind-the-scenes details from the performances, recounts conversations with Lou Reed, and describes a fateful meeting with author Patrick White. From the rough and ready world of outback Australia in the 1950s where boxers and "pantomime dames" shared the stage to the cultural explosion of the 1970s and beyond, this is more than just a remarkable story about Australia; it is a moving tribute to aælegendary family in the entertainment world.

 

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Jim Sharman relays the story of his life rhythmically, like a play or film. Childhood memories of boxing sideshows are cut between information on eras, people, productions, and moments of inspiration ... Read full review

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Jim Sharman is an international director of film, musicals, and theater. His credits include the stage production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," which he later directed for 20th Century Fox, and the musicals "Hair" and "Jesus Christ Superstar." His stage work has encompassed more than 70 productions, including the operas "Death in Venice," "Don Giovanni," and "Voss," ""and""the""classics "Brecht," "Shakespeare," "Strindberg," and "Wedekind."

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