Baker & Taylor
The actor discusses his stage career in the 1920s, his film career, Hollywood parties, his blacklisting during the communist witch hunts of the 1950s, and anecdotes about Lauren Bacall, Jeff Bridges, Charlie Chaplin, Jimmy Stewart, and others. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.
Blackwell North Amer
So Far, So Good is the memoir of one of our century's most accomplished actors and directors - a colorful, candid, witty tour through the world of American theater and film. Burgess Meredith's remarkable career - including dozens of films, scores of plays, and distinguished directorial work both on Broadway and on the screen - speaks for itself: from his first early success on Broadway in Winterset, to his indelible performance as the Penguin in the Batman television series, to his portrayal of Sylvester Stallone's feisty manager in Rocky, he has acted in some of this century's most important movies and plays, and alongside some of its finest actors.
A deliciously entertaining storyteller, Burgess Meredith takes us inside his glittering world, to Tallulah Bankhead's salacious midnight parties in her Gotham Hotel suite (she played hostess in the nude), to the behind-the-set antics with former wife Paulette Goddard (together they misplaced $300,000 worth of jewels), to the Communist witch-hunts in the 1950s (he was blacklisted). So Far, So Good is filled with marvelous anecdotes and revealing reminiscences about John Huston, Orson Welles, Jimmy Stewart, Katharine Cornell, Ingrid Bergman, John Steinbeck, Marlene Dietrich, Ian Fleming, Fred Astaire, Charles Chaplin, Aldous Huxley, Alexander Calder, Kurt Weill, Ginger Rogers, Jean Renoir, Lauren Bacall, Artie Shaw, David Selznick, Joe Schenk, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Andy Warhol. But Meredith's memoir is also a touching story of humor, kindness, and triumph spanning over half a century in the spotlight. So Far, So Good is a delight from first page to last, perhaps Burgess Meredith's best performance so far.
The actor discusses his stage career in the 1920s, his film career, Hollywood parties, his blacklisting during the communist witch hunts of the 1950s, and anecdotes about Lauren Bacall, Jeff Bridges, Charlie Chaplin, Jimmy Stewart, and others