BANISHED FROM GANAIDEN
A Memoir-History in two parts, BANISHED FROM GANAIDEN, Book One (1936-1971) is wild ride (that reads like a novel) about how we arrived in this nightmare in which we find ourselves, as seen through the eyes of a “Red Baby,” a boy of mixed parentage, thrashed by gentiles and rejected by the Orthodox, who forges a lasting bond with African-American culture and rises to the top of the show biz. Set against variegated backdrops of 4-Star restaurants, jazz nightclubs, fancy hotels, bordellos and racetracks, its universality stems from its unique retelling of the pursuit of the American Dream and the changing nature of sexuality and politics from the 1960’s to today. If you are a Trump supporter you will NOT like this book. Written in a unique voice, part literary, part vernacular, it is confessional and funny, has a unified through-line, wide-ranging scholarship, a literary arc, and never-before-told stories and a cast of characters which includes Duke Ellington, the Baroness Nica von Koenigswarter nee Rothschild, Thelonious Monk, Lorraine Hansberry and husband Robert Baron Nemiroff, Paul Robeson, Jose Ferrer, Jules Dassin, Martin Ritt, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Garroway, Louis Armstrong and his famous manager, Joe Glaser, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Sammy Davis, Jr. among many, many others. The book centers on the last days of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker and Lester “Prez” Young, the legendary Broadway flop, KICKS & Co. involving Oscar Brown, Jr., Hansberry and “Buzz” Meredith, Nichelle Nichols and Al Freeman, Jr., and the author’s 1962 tour of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, with members of the original cast and stars-to-be, all set against a political backdrop. With rare illustrations and an Appendix which includes detailed descriptions of Times Square-Broadway and Randolph Street-Loop areas circa 1954 and a history of African-American film and theatre prior to A RAISIN IN THE SUN. (450 pages.)
ACTING FOR NON-ACTORS
LEARN WHAT ACTING CAN DO FOR YOU!
Re-invent yourself! Improve your speech and shape the sound of your voice. Learn to relax, overcome shyness, banish bad nerves, negativity and achieve calm. Learn to address an audience, or conduct a successful one-on-one. Over decades, countless students, in a range of trades and professions, have profited from the lessons taught in the authorís ACTING FOR NON-ACTORS classes in NYC, now summarized in this short, comprehensive, handbook.
Part textbook, part romantic parable Ė Itís not about becoming an actor (though reading it wonít hurt dedicated thespians) itís about learning from acting techniques IN ORDER TO BETTER PRESENT YOURSELF AND PROSPER IN TODAYíS WORLD - no matter your age or origin.
AN EXTENSIVE APPENDIX IS PROVIDED FOR IMPROVED ARTICULATION AND SPEAKING OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
IF YOUR BUSINESS CAREER OR SOCIAL LIFE NEEDS A SHOT OF ADRENALIN ACTING MAY CHANGE THE COURSE OF BOTH!
This is the original ACTING FOR NON-ACTORS, as created and taught by Sidney Eden in NYC in 1982,and now contained in this 96 page book. Hundreds upon hundreds of professionals in all works of life - doctors, lawyers, assistant D.A. s, executives, publishers, detectives, executive secretaries, and policemen, among them - profited from Eden's course.
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Alone with Cole Porter & others
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Sid Eden's critically acclaimed first CD
Sid Eden Sings & Plays: Then & Now
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IN CELEBRATION OF ACTOR'S EQUITY 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY