Brief Encounters: Conversations with Celebrities by Brian Brennan

By Brian Brennan

Why did Sophia Loren return to Italy to serve a prison time period for tax evasion? Why does the track “Amazing Grace” nonetheless occupy a really unique position within the repertoire of singer Judy Collins? Why did Michael Nesmith surrender The Monkees to begin making song movies? Why did Shari Lewis commence undertaking symphony orchestras after she had endeared herself to young ones around the world with a comedy ventriloquism regimen concerning a lovely sock puppet named Lamb Chop? Why did overweight Checker plow through 20 pairs of platform boots a 12 months to maintain his audiences twisting the evening away?

These are a few of the questions Brian Brennan asks and solutions during this number of tales in accordance with conversations he had with celebrities in the course of his 15 years as a newspaper leisure reporter. usually, Brennan studies on issues they acknowledged that weren't incorporated within the unique articles. The featured celebrities additionally comprise Tennessee Williams, Chuck Berry, Tammy Wynette, Bob Newhart and plenty of others.

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