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Merton of the Movies (The Collected Works of Harry Leon Wilson)

Harry Leon Wilson

Merton of the Movies (The Collected Works of Harry Leon Wilson)

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Published by Classic Books .
Written in English

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  • Literary Criticism

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    FormatLibrary Binding
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    Open LibraryOL9848948M
    ISBN 101582018804
    ISBN 109781582018805


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Merton of the Movies (The Collected Works of Harry Leon Wilson) by Harry Leon Wilson Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Merton has studied these film stories carefully, subscribes to several photoplay magazines, and has taken a correspondence course in acting. (With a specialization in face journeys.) While ordinary folks only idly think of going Simsbury, Illinois might just be a wide spot in the road, but twice a week, the Bijou Palace shows movies made in far /5.

Directed by Robert Alton. With Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames. A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious/10(). Merton of the Movies book OF THE MOVIES: The Musical tells the story of a small-town lad who fantasizes about making it big in Tinseltown during the Silent Film era and just what happens when his naive illusions collide with the cold-hearted unpredictability of movie-making.

With an exciting and memorable score, it’s a show-biz origins story told with humor and heart — a tangled tale of.

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Merton of the Movies is a comic novel by Harry Leon Wilson. It was adapted into a stage play and three films. Wilson, a writer and novelist, wrote the book after a brief stint in Hollywood.

Merton of the Merton of the Movies book was published in the Saturday Evening Post in [1] and published as a book /5(7). Merton of the Movies, which Gertrude Stein Merton of the Movies book "the best Merton of the Movies book about 20th century American youth," follows midwestern bumpkin Merton Gill's unlikely journey from a Kansas Merton of the Movies book to the star-studded set of a silent film.

Unfortunately, the actors he's idolized from afar lose their luster up close, which fuels his desire to become a dramatic leading man -- not some slapstick fool.

Harry Leon Wilson, the author, was a very popular humor writer in the first decades of the 20th century. This book was made into film several times, the last in starring Red Skelton.

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Written by Harry Leon Wilson, Merton of the Movies was first published years ago in in the Saturday Evening Post. It was published in book form in To celebrate the th anniversary of its initial publication, LARB books is republishing the classic in a new edition that will feature an introduction by Tom Lutz and forward by Mitra Jouhari.

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Merton Gill is an usher from Tinkerton, Kansas, who yearns to be a movie actor and thinks his worthless diploma from the Budolph School of Dramatic Acting will help him realize his dream. When Merton foils a robbery - supposedly using the skills he learned from his idol, Lawrence Rupert - the fading film star's gun-toting lackeys bring Merton.

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How could Merton fail in attaining his dreams after finishing a correspondence course from the General Film. MERTON OF THE MOVIES follows the misadventures of Merton Gill, an aspiring movie actor with no talent. When the producers see how ridiculous his acting is, they cast him in a comedy, but tell him that he's acting in a drama.

MERTON OF THE MOVIES was adapted for film three times (,).Author: Harry Leon Wilson. Paul Merton’s book “Silent Comedy” “An awestruck and knowledgeable introduction to Hollywood's earliest funsters lovingly researched, beautifully designed and gloriously illustrated' - Telegraph On the surface it may seem slightly surprising that a master of verbal humour should also be a devotee of silent comedy, but Paul Merton is completely passionate about the early.

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now playing Merton of the Movies - (Original Trailer) Red Skelton plays a star-struck hick who goes to Hollywood to become a star in the silent cinema in Merton of the Movies (). View the TCMDb entry for Merton of the Movies (). You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Merton of the Movies Author: Harry Leon Wilson Release Date: Febru [EBook #] Last Updated: Novem Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS.

InKansas theatre usher Merton Gill is a rabid silent-movie fan. When he brings Mammoth Studios free publicity by imitating star Lawrence Rupert's heroics, they bring him to Hollywood to generate another headline; he thinks he'll get a movie contract.

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Merton of the Movies was the earliest comic novel about the filmmaking industry of the Silent Era and functions as an enjoyable representation of the time period. Merton himself comes with clear goals that poke fun at the different types of roles an actor could receive and works to achieve the persona he prefers.

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Merton of the movies by Wilson, Harry Leon, Publication date Publisher Garden City, N.Y., Toronto, Doubleday, Page & company Collection cdl; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor University of California Libraries Language English. Addeddate Call number nrlf_ucsc:SCBPages: Merton of the Movies is a comedy that centers around Merton Gill, an aspiring dramatic artist from Simsbury, Illinois who makes his way to Hollywood to become a serious actor.

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