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Heart of the Tin Man

Haley, Jack
Tinman Publishing

A pioneer of the vaudeville era, an accomplished stage actor and dancer, and appearing in more than forty films, Jack Haley was one of Hollywood's most successful and beloved actors. His role as the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz" secured his place in the annals of movie history and in the hearts of movie fans through the ensuing generations. What is not so well known is that Haley spent much of the last years of his life compiling information and writing commentaries on the life of an entertainer in the early days of vaudeville before the emergence of radio and television. Haley was involved in the first all talking movie and an active participant in Hollywood's "Golden Age" and friend to a legion of Hollywood luminaries from Jackie Gleason, Ed Sullivan, and Lucille Ball, to Judy Garland, Liza Minelli, and Ray Bolger. All of these writings are now published and available to the reading public in Heart Of The Tin Man and represent a unique and welcome legacy of his life and memory that will enrich and inform any study of Hollywood history in general, and the life and times of Jack Haley in particular.

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