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What do you think about David Macklin's book ACTING in the Motion Picture BUSINESS? Please e-mail your comments to David; we will share your comments with other visitors to this webpage.


Date:
20 August 2006

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Although I would rather be behind the camera than being in front of it, David Macklin's Acting in the Motion Picture Business is a great book. He tells it like it should be told and if you are a seasoned actor/actress or just starting out in the movie scene, theater, this is no doubt the first and only book you will ever need. He tells about his experiences throughout his career with out and shows you the ins and outs of being an actor/actress. I enjoy reading about all the famous actors/actresses he had worked with in the past.

David, thank you for the kind words about dad Bill Bradshaw, I wish he was still with us to see your book in person, he would be proud and happy you got where you wanted.
Patrick


Date:
16 May 2005

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David, I loved your book and have it out on the table so that I can pick it up and read it when ever I want to. If you want to be an actor or if you are already one, this is a wonderful book to read. THE ONLY ONE!! Saunie


Date:
25 Jan 2005

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Does Mr. Macklin know anything about ceramic War Babies by the artist Mortashad. Thank you Susan Yates


Date:
18 Jan 2005

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Date:
15 Jan 2005

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Mr. Macklin's book is exceptional. He opened my eyes to the world of acting and made it so easy for a layperson to understand. Anyone wanting to become an actor would do well to read this book. His book is insightful and amusing, critical yet so down to earth. I have studied the history of the movie and studio system, and visited Hollywood and toured the various studios and this book really put all the pieces together. He really knows his stuff!! DOUG Hylton, WEST VIRGINIA


Date:
06 Jan 2005

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Hello David, I have had a look at your website and am impressed. The first American actor's site I have seen. I am impressed! At the risk of sounding my usual shallow self, your a handsome guy. Good wishes, Paul McLean. England.


Date:
26 Dec 2004

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Dear Mr. Macklin -- I just saw your acting performance in Tammy & the Millionaire on cable TV. I never read your book but I've enjoyed your guest appearances on shows throughout the years. It would be nice to see you on TV, again. I am a big fan of Basil Rathbone, too. He was one of the best choices to play Sherlock Holmes. You need to cleanup this comment site. It's too bad that rude & rotten visitors have defaced your URL. Good luck in the future. RPett, Altadena, CA


Date:
31 Jul 2004

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Hi again David, We thoroughly enjoyed your book. It makes an excellent gift for anyone, especially someone in the acting business. I happened to see the name Nan Snyder on here and that she had referred to my brother Ray Fancher as her prom date. I asked him about this, and he remembers Nan well. He said to tell her "Hello" for him. Well, it certainly is a very small world afterall! We all enjoy your message board that you have. Keep up the good work, David Saundra Fancher (Saunie)


Date:
10 Jul 2004

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Ann Snyder had called me about Filming a project for you. My name is Phil from AE-Productions. My e-mail is AEP_LA@yahoo.com and if you would like to check out some of my projects go to AE-Productions@yahoogroups.com thank you...


Date:
02 May 2004

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David, I just read Saundra Fancher's comments. I knew her brother Ray Fancher. We went to a prom together. He drove a very snazzy turquoise convertible. What fun to read about another Greenhills connection. NAN


Date:
02 May 2004

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David, I hope you will forgive my typos - I really do know how to spell - even though I'm retired from teaching! NAN


Date:
02 May 2004

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Hi David, We used to play together in Greenhills. Remember running outside in our bathing suits to play in the summer rain? We lived in an apartment in the same building as you and yor family two or three doors asay from eacdh other. My mother was Charlotte (Viel) Snyder. She was Ruth Viel's older sister who is married to Hugh Mortashed - your dad's brother. I knew your mom and dad and Clemmie (as we called him then)and we nicknamed you Dennis The Menace! I'm retired from teaching young children and am an artist. I wish I had one of your dad's little characters. He used to sell them at the drugstore in the Greenhills Shopping Center and I just loved them and always wanted one. I often see Lois (Ruth and Hugh's daughter) as well as her mom and dad. Lois told me about your website and I am so happy to see all that you have accomplished. I have so many happy memories of Greenhills. What an idyllic place to grow up. I just about lived in Winton Woods and I still love to ramble and photograph wildflowers as Grandpa Viel did. You might remember my sister Mary Ann. She and Lois were about the same age as your brother, and I think you are a little younger than I. I did see you perform on TV as a young an Amish man, I believe. I liked it a lot. So glad that your book is a success and wishing you all the best. Say hello to "Clemmie" for me. Sincerely, Nancy Jane Snyder aka NAN SNYDER BLUESUNREDMOON GRAPHIC ARTS bluesunredmoon@netzero.net


Date:
30 Mar 2004

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You don't have to be in show business to appreciate this well written and very entertaining book. Full of personal experiences and knowledge of the entertainment world, it is a "must have" book for every actor. Worth every cent. Diane Phillips


Date:
14 Mar 2004

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hey david i love your book, and the pictures are just awesome. very well made. i have to say this is one book, that i just love reading over and over. i learned a lot from it. i am glad that finally someone told it as it is. acting is very hard work, you have to put up with a lot. i never knew how much work was involved until i read your book. i am a huge fan of yours. this book is a great gift for anyone who loves the acting business or just loves movies. great job. gina


Date:
29 Feb 2004

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Hi David I love your books


Date:
10 Oct 2003

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great book, very well written and made. loved the pictures and all the interesting facts. David you did an excellent job. great quality. i never realize how much work there is in being an actor. this book is a must! very enjoyable! gina novellino


Date:
04 Oct 2003

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Date:
05 Sep 2003

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I wandered into this website while looking for contact info for Earl Bellamy. I found the following post: Date: 18 Aug 2003 Time: 14:15:51 Remote User: Comments Dear David, I really enjoyed your book, in fact I just purchased another copy and had it sent to a friend of mine. Your comments about Earl Bellamy were of great interest to me. I have never worked with Earl as a director, but he and his wife Gail are friends of ours. Infact we will be seeing them this week. I'm sure he has probaly read your comments by now but if he hasn't I will pass them on. Frank Noel If Mr.Macklin or Mr. Noel has contact info you can reach me at DDRidgeUSA@comcast.net. I would like to know the actor that played Mr. Schwump on "My Fair Ernest T." (Andy Griffith Show). I know Mr. Bellamy directed that episode and was hoping he could answer this question or steer me in the direction of the answer. Thanks. Dan Ridge --------


Date:
29 Aug 2003

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Greetings all! I just thought I would drop in and say hi and thank you all for your support and encouragement in what I think of as a cause to help actors and inform and entertain anyone who loves the "art of the century"...movies. I also want to thank the Marvilous Marcia Jessen for makeing this site possible. She did and does everything. She is in my will. If you want to see what a fan site should look like and be visit Marcia's site for "Basil Rathbone-Master of Stage and Screen". www.basilrathbone.net Just for interest...I wonder why the lady who left the message above about getting in contact with me did not see my address all over the place and did not leave her own. Ah well, Cary On! David Macklin


Date:
18 Aug 2003

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Dear David, I really enjoyed your book, in fact I just purchased another copy and had it sent to a friend of mine. Your comments about Earl Bellamy were of great interest to me. I have never worked with Earl as a director, but he and his wife Gail are friends of ours. In fact we will be seeing them this week. I'm sure he has probably read your comments by now but if he hasn't I will pass them on. Frank Noel


Date:
24 Jul 2003

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yes, i'm good friends with andrew klyde and david dortort and would like to reach mr david macklin directly for i have a special gift for him , so could anyone help me out with his address? it would be so appreciated, plese email me a.s.a.p. thank you, sincerely i'am elizabeth ( cheyenne) victoria swift ramsey.


Date:
30 Apr 2003

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I am enjoying David's book very much. Although I am not an actor I find his information to be so fascinating. He writes so well and has had so much experience in the business that reading his book makes you feel like you were right there beside him! It's also great because he recalls many of his personal memories of specific shows and actors and for fans of those shows it's like finding a long lost friend. I remember David in many of the episodes of shows like Perry Mason and Gunsmoke and to read his personal account of those times makes me feel a little bit a part of the shows history. Hey David, I guess you could say I had a crush on you!! Thanks for writing such a wonderful book. Beth Lee Weiner


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