The radio career of E. Paul "Jack" Davis spanned more than 30 years and spilled over at times into stage work and television. Jack likes to boast that he also made countless screen appearances---i.e., when he found it necessary to supplement his income with door-to-door sales and spoke to housewives through their front screen doors. If you enjoy such homespun humor, there's a treat in store for you in Jack's autobiography. It's the rags-to-not-quite-riches story of how he parlayed singing in a church on-air choir into an audition and his first announcing job. Thus began a radio odyssey that took him as far west as Colorado, south to Florida and back east with a stop-over job in Chicago. Never affiliated with a network, he did not become a national celebrity, but in every town where he worked he became a "household name." When he signed off for the last time in 1970, he had rubbed elbows with dozens of current and future "personalities." He fondly recalls working with such folk as Gene Autry, Eddie Cantor, Rosemary Clooney, Ralph Edwards, Spike Jones and a host of others. This book chronicles a love affair with radio that endured well beyond the medium's "Golden Age."
Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5, 446 pgs.