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7 hours ago
Interview with Garson Kanin, 4/4/77, from Earth News:
“It takes magic to succeed as an actor. It takes a combination of things…it takes talent, talent for acting. That is something that cannot be taught and it cannot be transmitted by hypodermic. It simply has to exist in the genes and in the marrow of the bones- that ability somehow of a person to transform himself or herself by means of voice and expression and the use of the brain into another person entirely.” … See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
August 1st, 1981:
During World War II in London, Captain Garson Kanin often found staff for the documentary ultimately titled The True Glory by visiting the wounded in the hospital. One of his hospital recruits was Paddy Chayefsky who joined the project as a writer. After the war Paddy Chayefsky worked as a messenger in his uncle’s print shop on the Upper West Side. According to Gar: "Ruth and I were walking along, somewhere near the theatre district, when I saw Paddy, carrying some packages. We stopped and talked… I asked him if he was writing. He said, ‘Who has the time? I have a job.’ On my way home I told my wife about him. She was fascinated. She thought he was so colorful and interesting. That night she said to me, ‘You know, that guy we met today is so talented, why don’t we subsidize him so he can write something?" They gave Paddy Chayefsky $500 which enabled him to quit his job and write a play.
—-RIP, Paddy. Thanks to both you and to GK for your contributions to American culture. ❤️ … See MoreSee Less