Another Paul Newman story from Author Ben Bryant


A while back I posted my first Paul Newman story. As a 1st Assistant Director I got to work with […]

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Hollywood memoir: Howard DaSilva, Jerry Orbach & Author Ben Bryant


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Here’s a funny Hollywood memoir story that’s not about Hollywood but off-Broadway in New York. In an earlier post here […]

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Author Ben Bryant: celebrity stories – Duvall & Williams III


Celebrity stories abound on the upper west side of Manhattan. Lots of famous people live in my neighborhood and in […]

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From Author Ben Bryant’s Hollywood memoir, “Three Stages”


In this Hollywood memoir there are lots of tales about my brief military career. Being a draft-dodging USAF reservist involved […]

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TV Commercial Production with Paul Newman: Excerpt from Author Ben Bryant’s “Circumstances Beyond my Control”


During my four decades of TV commercial production as actor, producer, First AD and director one of the easiest actors […]

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TV Commercial Production tale: Ben Bryant, author of “Circumstances Beyond My Control”


Bizarre episodes were not unusual during my years in TV commercial production. A business peopled by highly creative, highly insecure, […]

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NOW IN PRINT: The Entertainment Books No Other Person Could Write:


Three Stages and Circumstances Beyond My Control, the entertainment books by Author Ben Bryant are now available in paperback. “… Wonderful!! […]

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Funny celebrity story; Author Ben Bryant and John Cassavetes


Funny celebrity story excerpted from Three Stages, Chapter 4: An Innocent on the Boards: California & Texas 1956–’59. Having had […]

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TV Commercial Production on Navajo Res from Ben Bryant’s “Circumstances Beyond My Control”


This is a much truncated variation of a TV commercial production story that appears in chapter 13 of my Hollywood […]

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In “Three Stages”, author Ben Bryant plays football for celebrity coach George Allen


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In chapter two I reported how a former Whittier College football player introduced me to (soon to be) celebrity Coach […]

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