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Friday, November 23, 2012

Playwright Reviews Book About Henry Darrow

Title: Henry Darrow: Lightning in the Bottle
Authors: Jan Pippins, Henry Darrow Delgado
Genre: Biography & Memoir
Subcategories: Entertainment, Hispanic & Latino
Publisher: Bear Manor Media
ISBN: 978-1593936884
Reviewer rating 5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by H. Harry Cason

Okay, let's face it: Henry Darrow is still one of the most fascinating actors to ever hit the TV screens of America. His charm and magnetism transcend any racial or cultural divide, as evidenced by his long and illustrious career. And now there's a delightful roadmap that Ms. Pippins and Mr. Delgado have provided in this page-turner of a book. Henry, the sexy, vibrant Latino-American star travelling Sweden in the '60's to sold-out one-man shows? There's a movie right there. For Henry's fans, and there are lots of 'em, this book will be a giddy delight, brimming with photos and insider stories. For those new to Mr. Darrow, it's an amusing and captivating introduction. And not just to Henry -- but to the time when barriers were being dashed aside, and the power of a brilliant, telegenic performer could be felt in one's own living room...A true portent of the impact popular culture would continue to play on our ever-evolving and beautifully diverse country. Like Henry, this book is electric.

~Reviewed by producer/writer/director H. (Harry) Cason originally on Cason’s work includes television, films, stage, and his original play “That Certain Cervantes,” the only play ever produced in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

About the Author

Jan Pippins lives in Louisiana with her husband Mike, four horses, many cats and two dogs. She is from a family of readers, writers and storytellers. Her Uncle Red was one of many early literary influences. “Uncle Red was an alcoholic newspaper reporter who scandalized the good Methodists in the family by marrying a cigar smoking Cherokee dance hall girl. He was crippled during World War I and if my grandmother had known what kind of tales he told me, she would have finished him off.”

Jan is an avid reader of everything from warning labels to existential philosophy. “Henry Darrow: Lightning in the Bottle” is her first book.

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1 comment:

Jan Pippins said...

Thank you, Carolyn, for your Frugal resources.