BloodTinsel: A Memoir

BloodTinsel A Memoir Both passionate and humorous this lively memoir journeys from Jim Sharman s colorful childhood in his father s boxing troupe to his travels through Berlin London Sydney and Tokyo via the internat

  • Title: BloodTinsel: A Memoir
  • Author: Jim Sharman
  • ISBN: 9780522853773
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Both passionate and humorous, this lively memoir journeys from Jim Sharman s colorful childhood in his father s boxing troupe to his travels through Berlin, London, Sydney, and Tokyo, via the international successes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hair, and Jesus Christ Superstar This dynamic chronicle reveals behind the scenes details from the performances, recounts coBoth passionate and humorous, this lively memoir journeys from Jim Sharman s colorful childhood in his father s boxing troupe to his travels through Berlin, London, Sydney, and Tokyo, via the international successes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hair, and Jesus Christ Superstar This dynamic chronicle reveals behind the scenes details from the performances, recounts conversations with Lou Reed, and describes a fateful meeting with author Patrick White From the rough and ready world of outback Australia in the 1950s where boxers and pantomime dames shared the stage to the cultural explosion of the 1970s and beyond, this is than just a remarkable story about Australia it is a moving tribute to a legendary family in the entertainment world.

    One thought on “BloodTinsel: A Memoir”

    1. Review still to come after my exams. Includes history of Sharman's father, tent boxer & trainer, and Sharman's theatre career.Library borrow. Includes photographs, but wish there were more of those that I haven't seen before.

    2. Got distracted by other reads along the way, but this is an elegant, well-written memoir with poetic qualities which brings to life the world of the Sharman family well. The photos and layout are finely tuned. I'm stuck part way through it though.

    3. Beautifully designed book, which has some excellent passages and mostly avoids the name dropping and interminable show descriptions which usually mar books of this sort.

    4. Memoir from a very interesting man. I didn't grow up in Oz so I like reading this kinda story to get some perspective. And Jim Sharman's book gives me a look in too a unique time and person.

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