A frail and seemingly terrified young man, blinking out at the audience  through black-framed glasses, Woody Allen at twenty-seven was already a  veteran of writing sketches for Sid Caesar and other giants of  television’s golden age of comedy. But as a performer of his own  material he was still a novice; at his first gigs his manager had had to  push him trembling onto the stage.
-William Zinsser, reminiscing on seeing Woody Allen for the first time at a club in 1963. 

Read the rest of My Stardust Memories. William Zinsser publishes a weekly blog with us called Zinsser on Friday

A frail and seemingly terrified young man, blinking out at the audience through black-framed glasses, Woody Allen at twenty-seven was already a veteran of writing sketches for Sid Caesar and other giants of television’s golden age of comedy. But as a performer of his own material he was still a novice; at his first gigs his manager had had to push him trembling onto the stage.

-William Zinsser, reminiscing on seeing Woody Allen for the first time at a club in 1963.

Read the rest of My Stardust Memories. William Zinsser publishes a weekly blog with us called Zinsser on Friday

  1. demiliciouss reblogged this from indypendent-thinking
  2. hervioleteyes reblogged this from theamericanscholar
  3. ajinthemiddle reblogged this from yo-stabba-stabba
  4. idealcat reblogged this from yo-stabba-stabba
  5. yo-stabba-stabba reblogged this from humrush
  6. humrush reblogged this from theamericanscholar
  7. beethovenwasdeaf reblogged this from theamericanscholar
  8. phibetakappa reblogged this from theamericanscholar
  9. plocool reblogged this from theamericanscholar
  10. theamericanscholar posted this