By Sidney Sheldon
The undisputed grasp of compelling, attractive novels does it back during this scalding tale of an egomaniacal Hollywood celebrity, a phenomenal, dissatisfied ingenue, and the ruthless love that binds them jointly, physique and soul. Ties-in to ABC's two-hour motion picture A Stranger within the reflect. Year-long PR crusade commemorates Sheldon's fiftieth 12 months within the leisure company. Reissue.
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Good evening, you lucky people. My name is Toby Temple. " Silence. He went on. "Did you hear about the new head of the Mafia in Chicago? He's a queer. " There was no laughter. They were staring at him, cold and hostile, and Toby began to feel the sharp claws of fear tearing at his stomach. His body was suddenly soaked in perspiration. That wonderful bond with the audience had vanished. He kept going. "I just played an engagement in a theater up in Maine. " Silence. They hated him. "Nobody told me this was a deaf-mute convention.
Vaudeville had been the training ground for all the aspiring young co^iics, the battlefield where they sharpened their wits against hostile, jeering audiences. However, the comics who won out went on to fame and fortune. Eddie Cantor and W. C. Fields, Jolson and Benny, Abbott and Costello, and Jessel and Burns and the Marx Brothers, and dozens more. Vaudeville was a haven, a steady paycheck, but with vaudeville dead, comics had to turn to other fields. The big names were booked for radio shows and personal appearances, and they also played the important nightclubs around the country.
She was afraid for God to know how much that beautiful gold cup meant to her, but He must have known because her headaches continued. At night she would cry into her pillow, so that her mother could not hear her. A few days after the contest ended, Josephine was invited to Tina's home for a weekend. The gold cup was sitting in Tina's room on a mantel. Josephine stared at it for a long time. When Josephine returned home, the cup was hidden in her overnight case. It was still there when Tina's mother came by for it and took it back.