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Location California
Introduction FLASH! My recently released book, "Inside the Changing Circus," is drawing boffo reviews around the world. Cruising the entertainment spectrum, my other books cover circus to musical theatre, with stops in some shady skating rinks: * Behind the Big Top * Circus Rings Around Russia * Big Top Boss: John Ringling North and the Circus * Roller Skating for Gold * Broadway Musicals: A Hundred Year History * Flower Drum Songs: The Story of Two Musicals. * Fall of the Big Top: The Vanishing American Circus I’ve free lanced for Variety, Australia’s The Outdoor Showman, American Skating World and The Christian Science Monitor. My produced musicals: * Circus Kings (“Deserves a shot at a Tony – Variety) * I’m Calling in Sick. First published, age 14, in The White Tops. No awards. No Genius Grants. No subsidies. Not on Section Eight -- David Lewis Hammarstrom
Interests circus, musicals, movies, dance, jazz and classical, skating, trains, monopoly (the game), friends.
Favorite Movies Sunset Boulevard, Bandwagon, Rear Window, The Greatest Show on Earth, Shadow of a Doubt, Pieces of April, Little Miss Sunshine, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Gran Torino, The Passenger, The History Boys
Favorite Books Gatsby, Huck Finn, Old Man & Sea, (anything by E.M. Forster), Graham Greene, Dickens, Wharton, Cather, Porter, Highsmith, M.C. Beaton/Agatha Raisin, Doctorow, P. Fitzgerald, lately: Jim Crace, Paul Yoon, Simon's The Cat.