One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Good, The Bad, and the Mediocre

Written by actor Eli Wallach (pictured here with Carroll Baker from "Baby Doll"), "The Good, the Bad, and the Me" feels brief and superficial. In this memoir, Wallach, the supreme character actor, skims over his Method acting practices (this was the reason I read the book) and gives zero dirt on his better known co-stars (Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood). Just a little gossip would be nice. This book is full of the type of stories that you would hear on a 1970s talk show, like "Mike Douglas" or "Dinah Shore." Really harmless stuff that occasionally makes you grin politely.

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