Gene Brooks, Jean Richard, Hollywood discussed on The Secret History of Hollywood


Two months later beneath the giant century oak in the back garden of a friend. Gene, Kelly had word this bookish storyteller to the strains of the NCAA no evening music. And for the briefest of moments, even her the saddest is in all the while were overcome with happiness. And so it was that on the first of June nineteen. Forty one. Gene Brooks was born in Hollywood. Gene, Kelly himself swept into Hollywood in search of the wild, the tragic loss of Gene, Kelly. The actress was minimal. With a new name came new beginnings then yet, sir, the man who'd signed to the ill-fated contract the now dead major studios suddenly reappeared with a new contract in his this time. However, there was no danger of boarded up windows. The odds had been appointed as a casting director, Dr studios, a two pm. She arrived from the point and at six pm she left with the contract. Richard was currently chasing his own dreams around the streets when he'd arrived in Hollywood. It a bean in rusting jalopy that coasted into town on fumes and which had died shortly afterwards in a side street. Richard, spent the first few days looking up acquaintances from back east who was suddenly too busy to make a new kids dreams happen or who didn't have room on this sofa until he found a job for a week. He pounded the streets joining the studio tours and honestly believing that if he strayed close enough to the action, it would pay off before meeting gene. He being close to searching out the side streets for his old car and persuading its join him on one last quest- back east, but the benevolent acquaintance at NBC taken pity and introduced him to an executive, a c, love. We talked about radio broadcasting in programs, what constituted entertainment. Richard said later, we both came to agree that perhaps the oldest and certainly one of the soundest entertainment devices in all the world is the storyteller. The result of their conversation was an offer for Richard to write and narrate a fictional story each day for NBC to be known as sidestreet vignettes. The aim was to create a series of small stories about everyday people each with a twist in the tale and each run for no longer than fifteen minutes per episode throughout the infant months of his marriage to Jean Richard duly buried himself in his work and brought home a reliable salary of twenty five dollars a day. The series proved a great hit for NBC and for Richard himself due to the potency and invention in the stories themselves in the unlucky guy, a tramp wins alive, changing fortune.

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