Impersonators Anonymous

Impersonators Anonymous

by Rick Lenz


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"...a darkly funny valentine to Hollywood written in the blood, sweat and tears of a wise old suitor working at the absolute top of his game." — Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, New York Times Best Selling Author

In the late 1970s, young, would-be movie producer Emily Bennett doesn’t believe the story about a 2/3 completed film starring James Dean and John Wayne. But when she meets the old film editor who stole the master negative of the legendary Showdown, she sets out to complete the movie with two uncannily gifted celebrity impersonators, Jimmy Riley as James Dean and Tom “Duke” Manfredo as John Wayne. Together, Emily and her co-stars portray characters entangled in an ambiguous love triangle that mirrors their dysfunctional, real-life dynamic.

Add to the drama: a distrustful prima-donna director and Emily's unresolved issues with her narcissistic brother and dying father. The completed film and story promises its own heartbreaking and existential showdown

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999695319
Publisher: Bublish, Inc.
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Rick Lenz focuses on writing (plus a little painting during blocked moments) after a 45 year career as an actor and playwright, during which he was privileged to work with many wonderful people. His other books include "a gut wrenching" memoir, North of Hollywood, and an award winning novel, The Alexandrite.
His website is

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