You've seen a little bit of what's in the book, now here's a little something that's not in the book...Outtakes!
...The response to that was Berle, literally grabbing me by the nape of the neck and seat of the pants and gruffly depositing me outside of his dressing room. ASSIGNMENT OVER !!!!!
...He treated me as an equal ... a human being. He showed an interest in me as a person (not just a photographer or member of the press)
...arriving at the Oscar's perch, she whirled and bellowed for her housekeeper who appeared almost immediately. Ms. Crawford then proceeded to speak in icy tones, admonishing her because the Oscar wasn't facing "full face"... looking towards the foot of the staircase. "You have its profile and that just will not do."
...I thought Marilyn was too brassy and hard looking to ever achieve stardom. As a result, I considered it an iffy investment to pay Marilyn Monroe $25 for a "cheesecake" layout. Who knew? Certainly not I.
...Even after seeing the newsreels from World War II of Bob Hope performing for our servicemen all over the world, and listening to his radio show...I was absolutely blown away by the din created by grown men, when the Les Brown band struck up "Thanks for the Memory". Never, before or since, have I ever had goose bumps like that.
...He talked about what it was like to be in show business at the turn of the century and starting his career along with: Al Jolson, George Jessel, Fanny Brice, Paul Whiteman, Theda Bara, Florenz Zeigfield, Jimmy Durante, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Lillian Russell, George Gershwin and Charlie Chaplin. I always loved being a photographer, but at that moment, I would have gladly given away my camera for a tape recorder.
...Deep down inside me, I love Frank Sinatra. He's my youth...my favorite singer... and in many ways my hero...simply because... he did it... "HIS WAY"!!!
...ascending the staircase to Miss West's boudoir, my partner, Gene Howard and I suddenly realized that the supports for the bannister were replicas of an erect penis ... complete with scrotum.