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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James Earl Jones in author Ben Bryant’s entertainment book, “Circumstances Beyond My Control”


In 1979, long before I ever thought of writing an entertainment book, I  met a blues aficionado named Gene Heimlich […]

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The Four Preps: from author Ben Bryant’s Entertainment Book, “Three Stages”


Excerpt from Ben Bryant’s Entertainment Book Three Stages, Chapter 4, 1958 “People used to ask me if I knew any […]

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Film production story from author Ben Bryant’s “Circumstances Beyond My Control”


My embryonic film production career got another boost from its source in the early summer of 1973. Here’s and excerpt […]

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Celebrity Story: Author Ben Bryant with Alfred Hitchcock and Charles Bronson


Celebrity story excerpt from Three Stages, Chapter 5: Back to the Biz: California & Arizona 1959–’62 “Late in 1961, I […]

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A celebrity story (Tony Randall) from Author Ben Bryant’s entertainment book: Circumstances Beyond My Control


This is the only celebrity story from my tenure at Ansel productions: Chapter 14 of My Journey, Book 2 Although […]

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Author Ben Bryant’s first big film production job: Carole King Concert


Excerpt from my film production book, Circumstances Beyond My Control This was my first big film production job, a true […]

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Author Ben Bryant’s Second Entertainment Book


  Author Ben Bryant’s recent entertainment book release, ‘Circumstances Beyond My Control’,’ provides a backstage view of the entertainment industry […]

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TV Commercial Production with Mel Brooks


Having been a devoted fan of Mel Brooks since the release of The 2,000 Year Old Man this event was […]

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