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by Arthur Silber Jr.

eBook Sammy Davis Jr. Me And My Shadow download ISBN: 0965567559
Author: Arthur Silber Jr.
Publisher: Samart Enterprises; 2nd edition (September 1, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 357
ePub: 1633 kb
Fb2: 1637 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: mbr azw lit txt
Category: Biography
Subcategory: Arts and Literature

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I've always been of fan of Sammy Davis Jr. it was interesting to find out more about the entertainer from a person who was there as a friend and employee.

May 21, 2011 kwain rated it really liked it. I've always been of fan of Sammy Davis Jr. The book was written by sammy's best friend and employee Arthur Silber Jr. the book has lots of pictures and intimitt details. Sammy was off the chain back in the day

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Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990), known publicly as Sammy Davis Jr. was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian and comedian, noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis Jr. began his career in vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally.

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I knew a man "Bojangles" and He'd dance for you In worn out shoes With silver hair A ragged shirt And baggy pants He would do the old Soft Shoe. He could jump so high Jump so high And then he'd lightly touch down. I met him in A cell in New Orleans I was Well I was down and out He looked to me To be The very eyes of age As he spoke right out. He talked of life Lord, he talked of life He laugh-slapped his leg in step. He said the name "Bojangles" and Then he danced a lick Right across the cell He grabbed his pants Took a better stance.

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Arthur Silber Jr., Sammy's best friend relives the twenty-two years of their intimate journey together. Experience the glamour and the glitz, the tears and heartbreak of those times. Arthur is there to report on the real story of the devastating auto accident that cost him his eye, Sammy's suicide attempts, his affair with Kim Novak, his close relationship with Eddie Cantor, breaking the color barrier in Miami, inside stories of the Rat Pack and of course Sammy and May Britt. There's no living person who knows more about Sammy Davis Jr. than Arthur Silber Jr. Silber's book is a must read for every Sammy Davis Jr. fan.
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A very well written, engrossing look at the life of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Having personally known two of the people involved in this biography, I can vouch for the veracity of the content. The photos are fabulous. It was hard to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think I read it in three sittings. According to the author, it is now out of print. Scoop up a copy before it disappears. It would be difficult for Mr. Silber to write a sequel, because he pretty much covers it all in this book, however, perhaps he would consider penning and publishing an expanded edition.
Me and My Shadow is a story filled with all the joy, love, pain, happiness and sorrow one could possibly live in a lifetime. Being a black women and growing up in the era of racism and Jim Crow, I could feel the pain I was reading about. To color Sammy's love for another and to label humans for sharing, showing and giving their love is the demarcation line that ran through Sammy's life.
Through it all Arthur Silber gave me a glimpse of what true but sometimes complicated, unconditional love was all about.
My first thrill when I opened the book was to see all the spectacular photo's. I got a clear picture of Arthur and Sammy's life. The pictures were a treat for my eyes and it provided me with a window into their soul's.
Thank you Arthur for letting me in on the good, the bad and the ugly. Thank you for showing and telling me about Sammy's persuit of love and acceptance, in a world where being the proper color was everything and no matter how much talent Sammy had, he still was not able to walk through the front door.
To see two people share a relationship that was as close as a family member's without being blood is a true testament to Arthur and Sammy's character, in a time when being black meant, you stay on your side of the trackes.
The read was tasty, the pictures delectable and the story is Golden.
Arthur seemed to be someone who was trying to tell Sammy's story the way he wanted people to see it more so than facts. I also get a sense he may've been jealous of Sammy's friendship with Frank and Dean. There are others who said Frank & Dean did care for Sammy and after all it wasn't Frank nor Dean who wrote the jokes it was Joey. Obviously Arthur didn't know it all like he claims.
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This is an easy read and an excellent book defining the struggle of Sammy Davis Jr. as he worked to become a superstar, written by his best friend who shared the life experiences with Sammy. No one else has written a book on Sammy Davis Jr., that I am aware of, who has actually experienced a relationship with Sammy. The book has over 300 photographs most of which are obviously from the personal photo album of the author. They give a wonderful validity to everything written in the book. People of Co lor today may be surprised to learn just how much Sammy did to make their freedoms possible. This book is an excellent read. By the way, I notice on your website that you list publisher as unknown. In fact, the publisher is Samart Enterprises, as stated in the book, the company formed by Sammy and the author and still owned by Mr. Silber.
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I have worked professionaly with Mr. Silber and I believe him to be a truthful storyteller without ulterior motives. Reading this book is like listening to his stories just as he has recounted them to me. I enjoyed the fact that this book is not "as told to", nor is it glossed over with happy endings and filled out with sordid details. The photographs are marvelous, the majority being taken by the author himself while on the job. This book reminds the reader that an era is gone and what passes for entertainment these days is sad in comparison.
I like this book because the author, Arthur Silber Jr., was actually there during the so called "Rat Pack" days, and witnessed these events first hand. Also, I come from a long entertainment background, and his show-biz vernacular is right on! It is interesting to get a bird's eye view of this history, and this is a fabulous book.