Other Writings

SCORSESE, DENIRO AND “THE IRISHMAN”

    My wife’s row house in Brooklyn became a Hollywood studio for one day when Martin Scorsese’s The IRISHMAN used the front of the building as an exterior location. The house was chosen, not for any aesthetic reason but, simply because no else opened their door to the location scout that day. Such is…

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AMERICAN HEALTH INSURANCE- TAKE DOWN THEIR NAMES AND ID NUMBERS

SLOAN KETTERING Some background. My wife contracted a rare form of cancer—only ten patients diagnosed a year—and underwent two operations. The removal of her uterus and a lobe of her lung. Fortunately she went to Sloan Kettering and the oncologist there had had just treated three patents with the same cancer and so she was…

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LIVING IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

    Living in Manhattan’s theater district has its advantages and disadvantages. It had its advantages as walking most anywhere I walked past theaters and often ran into stars. Once I bumped into this old lady and it was Celeste Holm. Fortunately I caught her before she hit the street and apologized and then it…

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JOHN TANNEHILL

Tannehill with the players on that team which even made the cover of Time Magazine in a photo of them at The Great Wall. (He’s second from left in the back row on the cover).   ‘Back in the 1970s I went to school with John Tannehill. Who is John Tannehill?   Well his 15 minutes…

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MY SUNDAY IN NEW YORK

    One of things I most enjoyed about living in Mid-town Manhattan was being surrounded by history. It was everywhere and I took advantage of this.   For example, one summer I studied Central Park while – along with reading every book I could find –  exploring the Park; the first and perhaps greatest example of public…

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INTERVIEW AS PLAY – CAST OF CAR WASH

  INTERVIEW AS PLAY   STARRING SULLY BOYAR/LAUREN JONES/JIM SPINKS/BILL DUKE and JOSEPH EGAN Of all the interviews I ever did this is, without question, my favorite. Why I had kept the original tape is a mystery as I always reused my interview tapes. And, as for the finished interviews I never kept them, either…

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THE ATTACK OF THE KILLER WASPS

    A few years ago I was working in the woods a short distance from the house  Around 8 AM, I suddenly felt a sharp sting on my temple. Then another one under my chin. It took me about two or three seconds to realize that a regiment of yellow-jacket wasps were attacking and I was…

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PETER AND THE BULLYBOYS

Peter at 16 with the Bow we bought him for $500 and which he used exactly three times  But, he liked to keep it up on his bedroom wall to impress people—mostly the girls he brought over.   When my stepson Peter was 11 and 12 he was very short and he was very pretty.  I…

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JOSEPH EGAN TALKS ABOUT MARY ASTOR AND THE PURPLE DIARIES

       http://silverscreenoasis.com/oasis3/index.php This Interview is excerpted from an open Forum conducted by the Silver Screen Oasis Website from January 20 thru 22, 2017  and is posted here with special permission from The Silver Screen Oasis Administrators.     JOSEPH EGAN DISCUSES THE PURPLE DIARIES   In “The Purple Diaries Writer” Joseph Egan has written…

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THE 1970s 4: ACADEMY AWARD WINNER LOUISE FLETCHER

    Louise Fletcher   In the fall of 1975 ONE FLEW OVER THE COOKOOS’S NEST had just opened in New York.  At that time no one had heard of Louise Fletcher.  I found the woman I spoke with on that November afternoon in 1975 an attractive forty year old who bore little resemblance to…

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