“That God-damned play I bought for a song and made such a great success in — a great money success — it ruined me with its promise of an easy fortune. I didn’t want to do anything else, and by the time I woke up to the fact I’d become a slave to the damned thing and did try other plays, it was too late. They had identified me with that one part, and didn’t want me in anything else. They were right, too. I’d lost the great talent I once had through years of easy repetition, never learning a new part, never really working hard. Thirty-five to forty thousand dollars net profit a season like snapping your fingers! It was too great a temptation.” — James Tyrone, Long Day’s Journey into Night
Author: Eddie Selover
Eddie Selover is a film blogger, writer, and speaker. He works in marketing communications and is the host and organizer of PechaKucha Orlando, the local edition of the worldwide public speaking and arts forum. He is currently researching a full-length biography of Basil Rathbone.