Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dick Cavett Interviews Author Sandy Marshall, April 22, 2010

An Evening of Whimsy, Wizardry and Wine

Dick Cavett, Alexander
Join us at The Drama Book Shop as we celebrate the release of the critically acclaimed new biography, Beating a Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall. On this occasion, we are pleased to present television talk show legend Dick Cavett in an interview with author and Emmy Award-winning writer, Alexander "Sandy" Marshall who will reveal humorous details about the life and fascinating career of Renaissance man and dean of American magicians, Jay Marshall -- "The most famous celebrity no one ever heard of" -- 14 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, opened for Frank Sinatra in Sinatra's Las Vegas debut, played the London Palladium, Radio City Music Hall and was the last next-to-closing act at the Palace Theatre. Rare footage of Jay's performances will be shown. Wine reception with music by recording artist and concert pianist, Hyperion Knight will precede the interview; book signing to follow.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
(Interview will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.)

The Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

(212) 944-0595
www.dramabookshop.com

Limited, general admission seating. (FREE)

"A hilarious ribald, rip-roaring story that holds nothing back... immensely enjoyable." --Richard Kaufman, editor of Genii: The Conjurors' Magazine

9780982506837 Beating a Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall by Alexander Marshall
Beating a Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall
by Alexander Marshall
Junto Publishing, 2010
Hard Cover, 540 pages, $69.9

"If you have an interest in magic, or performing, or celebrities of the mid to late 20th century, or the life of a show-business family or just plain great reading, don't miss Beating a Dead Horse." --Matthew Field, review excerpt, The Magic Circular

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