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Silver Hair and Golden Voice: Austin Willis, from Halifax to Hollywood (Paperback)

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By Ernest Dick, Costas Halavrezos (Foreword by), Ron Foley MacDonald (Afterword by)
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Foreword Chapter 1: Growing up in Halifax with Brother Frank An Explosive Infancy The Bite of the Acting Bug My One-Night Wrestling Career Dancer or Target Radio Waves and Waves on Radio Chapter 2: Going to Toronto--and Going to War Toronto Beckons How I Started the Second World War Ducks, Banjos, Hockey Rinks, and Celebrities Out of the Booth and Into Uniform To Jump or Not to Jump My War Chapter 3: Inventing Film for Canada--or Trying to Flying and Fighting in the Bush / Pioneers and Pilots The Wages and Litigation of Sin Chapter 4: Doing Everything and Anything on Radio Radio Keeps Food on the Table More than Just Mary Not Exactly Everybody's Teacup Chapter Five: Inventing Television--or Trying to What To Do with Television Madhouse or Hell (Avoid the Cable If You're Able) Commanding Space Don't Get Hit on Hit Parade Hypnotizing the Nation Chapter Six: On Stage--and Off Preparing for Television Friend or Foe My Best Friend Always Career Versus Career Scorpion's Sting Hazards of Success Holding it Together Chapter Seven: Stage and Screen--Away from North America Roaring Twice on the Same Day The War That Never Ended Cigars, Noses, and Love Cancellation Chapter Eight: Making It in America--Or Trying To A Sour Note Goldfinger and my Golden Wrist Being a Barbarian or Not (When in Rome, Hold Your Horses) Chapter Nine: Back to Canada My Trans-Atlantic Shuffle Warden of the Plains A Canadian Cowboy Flick Playing Hockey on Film True Confessions Vaudeville in Kleinberg Enemies, Neighbours, and Founding Fathers Diversifying The Esso Man--Murray Westgate Commanding the Seaway Chapter Ten: Go Big--or Stay Home Foxy Meets Lord Buttons A Horse and a Hero The Real Bad Guys On a Lighter Note Waiting, and Waiting, and Waiting Around Town Clint's Turtle, Fred Chapter Eleven: Hollywood Was a Mistake Leaving Hollywood and Going Fishing Back to Canada Being a Target--Again Maintaining the Law Chapter Twelve: Who's Austin Willis? Coming Home Final Confessions Goodbye Epilogue: Austin Willis Comes to Granville Ferry Afterword by Ron Foley Macdonald Timeline Acknowledgements

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771088527
ISBN-10: 1771088524
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (CN)
Publication Date: October 19th, 2020
Pages: 176
Language: English