Only Make Believe: My Life in Show Business
By Howard Keel, with Joyce Spizer
What a fun book this is to read! Howard Keel's stories are revealing, honest, and often hilarious. This wonderful singer, with the strongest voice ever to appear in M-G-M musicals, has told his life story with few apologies and with great warmth for the people he worked with -- and that includes the dinner and summer theatres as well as Broadway, London and Hollywood. Yes, the chapters are short and there are a few errors, but that doesn't detract from this lively book. As his wife Judy has said -- "This is the Real Keel!"
If you've enjoyed the marvelous singing and acting of Howard Keel, this book is must reading.
-- review by Roger Lee Hall
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Only Make Believe
Here are a few available CDs:
Howard Keel - Bless Yore Beautiful Hide
The Howard Keel Album
A few other recommended books:
The American Songbook
by Ken Bloom and Michael Feinstein
And They All Sang
by Studs Terkel
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