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Preface and Acknowledgments xv
Chapter 1 Grandma's Boy 3
Chapter 2 Young Musician in Search of a Movie 8
Chapter 3 The Kind of Role that Casts a Shadow 17
Chapter 4 A New Kind of Star 25
Chapter 5 Romantic Comedy 43
Chapter 6 At the Helm 53
Chapter 7 A Short Stay on Poverty Row 59
Chapter 8 "The Comeback King of 1938" 66
Chapter 9 Introducing Dr. Kildare 72
Chapter 10 A Doctor, A Comic 84
Chapter 11 Echoes of War 90
Chapter 12 Lew Ayres, Conscientious Objector 97
Chapter 13 A Camp in Oregon 102
Chapter 14 "Like a Bomb Was Dropped" 105
Chapter 15 Public Debate 116
Chapter 16 Basic Training 120
Chapter 17 In Search of Something 124
Chapter 18 A Hero Returns to Hollywood 134
Chapter 19 The Comeback of 1946 140
Chapter 20 Awards and Affairs 146
Chapter 21 The Return of Dr. Kildare 151
Chapter 22 Magnificent Obsession 155
Chapter 23 A Man of Honor and Faith 160
Chapter 24 The Older Gentleman 165
Chapter 25 Altars of the World 169
Chapter 26 As Time Goes By 175
Chapter 27 Reaching for the Butterfly 181
Selected Bibliography 236
Posted June 12, 2014
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Humans || ...
Elves || Usually peace-loving creatures who hold themselves highly, halflings with humans descriminated upon. 'Nature-lovers'.
Dragons || Fierce, proud brutes with smart minds and a hot temper.
Fairies || Delicate folks that love to party with a mischevous touch.
Centaurs || Fire-blooded; hate dragons. A mixture of human and horse. They despise most humans, too, and are quick to anger.
Mermaids || Soft voiced and playful. They thrive in all waters.
Pegasi* || Winged horses. Humorous and loyal. Hate the eagles.
Nymphs || Nature Spirits. Hate most humans. They live in all nature.
Eagles* || Great feathered beasts. They are loyal to their kind and swift in flight.
Draconians || Half dragons, half humans. They are sly and strong.
Faes || The great spirits of nature.
Trolls || Wise old spirits of the Earth. Forgotten and misunderstood.
[ * The starred creatures cannot speak in usual tongue to humanoid creatures. They can speak to their own kind and those with the 'gift': all elves, dragons, and nymphs and a few select humans ]
- No godmodding
- If you make more than one OC, then try to keep them in the same species. You may have only up to 2 different species.
- A bio must be made
- Do not go uninvited into another's territory
- Be active
- If you see a bunch of, say, elves and few dragons, please join the dragons! Even if you do not like them, you actually may!
MAP NEXT RES AND BIOS RES 3!
Posted October 20, 2012
This well-researched book should generate a reappraisal of Lew Ayres (1908-1996), one of American films’ most enduring and interesting figures on screen and off. With unprecedented access to private papers, oral histories, and interviews with those who knew the actor, the author, Lesley Coffin creates a balanced portrait of a complex man, whose yearning to be at the center of the spotlight in movies in the studio era seems to contradict his inner search for peace throughout his life. From his surprising beginnings as a member of a traveling band to his experiences as an actor with varying successes and failures, and his memorable, principled decision to be a non-combatant in WWII, the arc of this deeply curious man's life is conveyed in this book. Beginning work at the end of the silent era into the dawn of the internet age, Ayres' played a vast range of characters. From Paul, the doomed German youth destroyed by war in ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT to the highly influential DR. KILDARE movies to his Oscar-nominated role in JOHNNY BELINDA and his years of work on television, the author captures the kaleidoscopic journey of Lew Ayres as an unusually sensitive actor, writer, director, producer, lifelong student and human being.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.