Fall to Pieces by George Kaplan | Rogues & Vagabonds


A Tiny Tale to Chill the Bones of Any Actor

Once upon a time not so very long ago there was an actor. He had been popular on stage and screen from the early Seventies through to the end of the Eighties and had made a great amount of money in that period, but eventually his career and spirit flagged.

Where once he had had confidence unbounded he now shivered and shook when even the idea of performing entered his mind. Not to mention that casting directors seemed to have lost his agentโ€™s number the agent, meanwhile, had joined a certain cult, and was more interested in serving a not-at-all fictional alien named Testi than serving his clients โ€“ some of whom had passed from this mortal coil waiting for the telephone to ring.

Years passed and the actor lived a peripatetic existence flitting from abode to abode, country to country, lover to lover.

Then one day, when his not-inconsiderable fortune had dwindled to a not-so-considerable one, the actor became possessed with the need to Act despite his undiminished fear…

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    • November 1, 2014

      Much better image than mine. May I purloin and replace?

      • November 1, 2014

        Of course! Please do ๐Ÿ™‚ . Cinematographer Desmond Dickenson.

      • November 1, 2014

        May more blessings be heaped upon you for so graciously allowing this. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • November 1, 2014

      And to you, my sister across the sea!

      • November 1, 2014

        Oh yeah, did you see this quote in The Express? “In other words, in the theatrical world known for its lavish public gushing and generosity, Olivier wasn’t so much Lord Luvvie as Baron Bitchy.” Simon Edge… What say you?

      • November 1, 2014

        I didn’t see it but I can well believe it. I think it was his insecurity.

  1. Heather in Arles
    November 2, 2014

    Bravo to all involved in the creating and sharing of this utterly ghoulish tale! Certainly Head’s Off, er, I mean Hat’s Off to you Mr. K!

    • November 2, 2014

      Like the best scary stories its emotional core is dead on. I just about flipped when I saw it. Thanks to George and Sarah!

  2. George Kaplan
    November 2, 2014

    It is to *blush*! Thank you, ladies!

  3. November 3, 2014

    It’s harsh when there’s not a single part left for an old actor. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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