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It's relatively history of showbiz over the last number of few decades -- you've been everywhere you've seen you've met you've done -- all he met everybody in damning.
A little later on -- either so list of people he gets get your reaction -- if you -- but.
When I -- about this when you talked about your child and you said even as a child you felt the pull forces greater than yourself what do you mean yes.
Well -- it's very spiritual person.
I'm not a religious person but I believe in god and I believe a higher power and I believe that something.
Has been guiding me through this whole journey that -- -- -- -- the books thoughts at the Brooklyn Bridge.
And the back -- me under the Hollywood side.
So -- isn't it's that my father and mother will wonderful people and the gave me great upbringing -- it didn't have any money but to greet people and they gave me a level of an understanding and it took me.
In the beginning -- my journey and then it just took me everywhere we -- have a knack.
I think even use the phrase falling upstairs all the time.
That you possibly.
-- in the right place or the right where you're able to convince people to do things it.
You know normal -- would not be able to Amazon to do that you just had this knack.
For getting in those doors and make things happen.
And in Utley went along to -- -- excellent I've made it of all that made the whole thing it was a little and I still am if you think that's.
But the fact the fact is that that.
I had -- -- in my life -- I always had people who were twenty -- was thirty years older than myself.
Who helped me do the things that I wanted to -- and help -- accomplish -- wanted to accomplish.
Because it might contemporaries.
When I was young didn't understand -- photos completely out of my mind.
And I never heard the word no.
And when -- Presented things to these people my age.
They -- this guy is really wacky he can't do this -- -- not gonna happen you also make decisions that were not intuitive when you some Lew Wasserman have MCA one of the biggest guys in the business and you were.
A rising star news organization is one -- decide on Lehman and didn't necessarily have any place to hang -- have -- but do you.
You have some kind of inner.
-- that tells you what when and where that don't make any sense of the outside world and Brian I'm not afraid.
-- that's I think that's while my great strengths.
I'm not afraid of tomorrow and -- I don't look back.
Yesterday it looked to tomorrow and I'm not afraid to try something new and that doesn't have to be anything I prefer.
To do things that nobody else is of of them before.
You say that you became who you became an issue wouldn't put on slippers and -- I think it's true.
It's true I went to the neighborhood Playhouse flag via fortunate states if was when I was nineteen and they refusal.
And I you're in -- ruled that the neighborhood play as because we had a thing called the GI bill of rights in those days an -- to school.
When I looked around that the schools that I could go to and Roy used CC and wide global law.
I got to the neighborhood Playhouse school of the theater I had an old idea of being an actor had nothing to do with the theater.
But I said to myself school of the theater and acting school.
That's below -- pretty girls who actually slow that they don't try that that sounds good elements of girls -- this tights.
And the slippers.
Came from there was a teacher at neighborhood Playhouse dance teacher -- -- take -- dance -- But the name of Martha Graham and and she and the soon before this who have distorted facts and must -- Graham did ballet needless did did belly dance she's sent us to.
Appease you on Broadway you know belly clothes and belly slippers -- she sent you this tough kid in the Bronx give from the Bronx it she said Jimmy Caan.
And who became Sonny Corleone godfather and myself always -- be easier to give tights and and I was a big kid and I and I could the neighborhood I came from view in war for tights and -- -- for disease that killed and I would have to appease you -- put the bellies slippers on and put the tights on -- looked in the mirror and I said not hot I'm not gonna happen that way back to the school.
And I walked in a -- the grants cliffs and genes.
And eyes she said to -- you can't come in here with those things what are you what are you doing I -- ms.
Graham I can't we have tights and slippers.
She should do you have to -- -- has -- I'm not doing a -- doing throwing at a school she says okay we'll walk across the rule.
So I walked across aroma when she met said walk across her -- mean walk across the room she meant.
Kind of dancer syndrome ballet style shows some great shows and grace which I didn't have an isolated as -- -- you.
My -- my boys are Klutz.
-- years later presented -- a broad.
-- and I was -- impresario and I solar has said to have.
I don't know a dozen roses on opening night as she -- -- -- she says please bring an entrepreneur bring Jerry Weintraub I went to a room.
As she says thank you so much as these that flows -- wonderful this is a marvelous ninth against companies so excited.
She said you are -- great great producer a signal about -- Klutz.
That she probably did not remember that remember I guess -- it's been -- to -- him.
-- the breakthrough was Elvis was at present the breakthrough -- -- in terms of being able to reach a new level of Jerry Weintraub present -- -- Poland from 500 books of the banks to three million dollars and you -- the kernel every -- that almost daily for a year business.
To -- -- in three weeks of the gym open millionaire in those days which was.
A big trick.
Yes I called -- Booker who was elvis' manager.
Every morning for three and 64.
On the 365.
Day he called me.
An -- OK you and you've got them.
But he said notably food for you in order to get -- yet to come up with a million bucks to produce our.
You see wasn't just recently recognized -- -- -- -- got the money I got the look.
So it's -- submit anything the way here and this a great -- -- -- -- your life just fell in the place -- some time after time after and it's continues.
To do that it happened to me today it continues to do it and it will continue.
Until I stuff -- -- what happened to you today.
-- I can't emotional it is really put your -- I was against by the way the book is when I stopped talking you know I'm dead.
John Denver is someone with whom you had a very close -- is it's a big part of the spoke a big party your life and didn't have a happy ending.
Would it -- that -- had a happy ending we ended friends we ended talking teach it didn't have a happy.
Middle but he the middle.
Close to the end is that well -- you discovered him it'd be some of the club in the village making the whatever 781012 bucks and they they they do is that -- and you took him from that to stardom he I did.
And I -- and who he was he was great he was a great artists they really loves him.
Who I still do love that I loved him I loved his work as photos and great great work.
He got to a certain point in his life.
And wanted to fire me and he did.
He had -- he went through a tough period due to his father died and he got divorced it was -- -- -- and I -- I think he wanted to change his life just change you'll look.
The visit this -- the book wary even.
PE thrown out of your office becomes a safari yes.
He -- men.
He said to me.
Jerry asks of the took two I don't know who -- very very very close.
And we loved each other dearly and I I've really -- -- -- -- And he said to me.
A little fire you.
And my area national news get the hell out of my office get -- I don't know wanna see your face again.
And it's it will don't you wanna know why -- firing I said -- to get out.
Now the point of fact is.
It was easy way to do that even -- paying me millions of dollars a year because.
I also -- Elvis Presley Frank Sinatra Neil Diamond Led Zeppelin Moody Blues club produces.
It's all did Bob Dylan on and on and on so I had.
A quiet a list of all artists to talk to when he walked out the door -- I -- left a -- low of fifty years later you ran into him and that.
-- -- -- inclusion of that same yeah I I ran into him in weren't too and we didn't get a lawyer -- at the Olympics in Sarajevo.
And we just greeted each other.
And then later on we we I called a little get together we talk to him and what was his reason I didn't ask him I don't feel like this is that I didn't want -- know.
Because what -- his reasonable news this is the -- I -- about it the -- from my perspective.
Would ever his reason wasn't would be given to give closure when he died yes kept I had closure of the relationship -- -- There's -- I -- he does so tragically who -- Ferguson.
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Let me just mention people and get your reaction you've you've -- everybody.
Steve -- -- knows -- brilliant genius.
Did -- very underrated G is great great television -- event of the meet him -- anyway yeah Joey Bishop.
Joey -- was it was.
Never understood properly because he used in the shadow of Sinatra and the -- Hagman fifteen month has -- -- -- O'Grady was but he was the comedy of the group and and they needed have used there was this -- Jack park.
Jack -- -- -- invented the talk show format he was that he was the guy he did beautifully left too soon didn't.
No he left when he had -- -- he he he never really late show business -- isn't his thing.
Really that he was the toughest game and I thought he's just left and he made it -- a comeback which it worked out too well but it never -- -- -- George Burns.
George -- -- with the only hard amid cardinal.
And the the only pro -- that would eulogy was -- -- -- Zoellick couldn't give him a shrewd.
And he had a two page it was a really bid to pay a foot and I couldn't.
With him we've -- -- to pay expensive god would not -- to pay.
I -- adhesive but I managed to have to do this people but not -- -- I Sidwell.
How -- hats would you wear hats he -- the Elway had so you look at the movie.
He's got ahead on another -- -- the -- -- you decide you go to work 1 morning stipulate to get up on New York time to be in the office but when it was still beginning of the workday in New York three hours earlier.
If you're on the west coast and you look at your Collison said -- his New York.
-- was it that's what let's just change for the music business to the news.
Is that when after a journalist fungal I didn't want to return any coal.
They didn't want to return.
And and when -- in the managed personal management business or personal service business.
If you're an agent or manager in the any of those and you working for -- artists who have you worked for.
You have to return of those schools that's who you're for -- lot of work for me.
Mentioning some artists we go system names of some people you mentioned the carpenters Karen Carpenter loved.
When she died it tore my heart out because she died -- from anorexia.
And I remember ever.
I was a list her list focal believed to Coleman from a closet repeat was -- and -- Hillary in my arms.
She was just so child like she loves Disneyland whose speech violations of beautiful girl beautiful beautiful beautiful -- to visit Disneyland Walt Disney.
We got the manual does them at Walt Disney Walt Disney took me to Disneyland the first solo dizzying fact that -- backstage who -- -- -- mine life.
His mind he was a controlled he want to control everything and did.
Frankie valley that you just saying for me goes man -- -- for UNICEF he had flu seasons came and -- for me and who great -- agree look how he's had a resurgence based on his -- ways iconic now.
George HW bush and everybody in Hollywood for -- -- Fletcher Republican to your friendship with George -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Is -- greatest men.
I've met in my lifetime.
He's a great great man he's brilliant.
He's nice he opened a -- world to me that enough.
A hundred million news.
I would never seen here at lunch with him and Gorbachev just -- do I did things was he took me everywhere you lose them.
I spent many many many many nights as a way to sleeping in the way -- has had total access.
In an -- house.
I slipped in them in Lincoln bedroom at the queen's bedroom he took me through.
I had more experience -- with him that I can count.
And and -- them for anything he knew -- anything from me.
We would just close friends and -- -- today I heard from today and in the phone today.
Jimmy could not as high as high.
I don't know if the city's pension -- thought I -- roped in to Jimmy close Lewis some general mean to Jimmy clutter.
And I didn't wanna go -- first meeting with -- and I went.
He was -- very brilliant meant.
But it's too Michelman to micromanagement you know you hear stories -- who was playing -- White House says -- -- ahead -- Bob Dylan.
Flood -- a genius doesn't always genius he is -- no -- it is now official I think.
I haven't talked above and quite -- world would you as a home in the in the beginning of the book that he wrote about me.
He's -- he's a great -- great great right isn't that gradient I don't think so.
He had engine you've got to introduce him to your parents via -- -- -- the amount of mother -- Cary Grant changes load care at all women -- pure adrenaline way to do -- -- And he was a great guy great friend Andy spent the day -- my mother at the races at Hollywood park in beta bits for.
And -- and had lunch with and she used -- -- -- and just got a few more here John Wayne.
John Wayne -- bigger than life I did a couple of television shows room was -- keys.
In the old in the Nixon era.
And he was -- use of great go work with.
Yeah the glass and after the vote -- -- like.
The it was great to I.
Dean -- dean Phillips.
Did it I can -- dean quickly for you he was a blackjack dealer in the -- and Cincinnati the ability those pollutants incidentally.
And he could deal from the bottom of the death and he thought everybody was a sucker has Aurelio asserted to -- -- -- -- the only started singing.
He couldn't understand how to get peso which wanted to sing and -- -- and that's very clinic.
-- -- Neil Diamond deal downgrade noticed you know everybody's regular rules to finally George Clooney.
Well you know mentioned George Clooney and any wound is truly an extra their eyes thoughtfully of one more Julia Roberts she's glad to see if that this is disconnecting the surface of what's misspoke when I -- -- you know under Jerry Weintraub terrific book in.
Thanks for shedding light on so much of what the average guy I want to know that Joe bit of creativity and thank you so much thing.
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