Jim Sharman Blood and Tinsel: A Memoir

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Blood and Tinsel: A Memoir

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In this superb and distinctive memoir, Jim Sharman takes us on an epic personal journey from his childhood in his father's renowned boxing troupe, via the international success of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to Los Angeles, Tokyo and London. Jim Sharman's life has been full of incident: whether recounting conversations with Lou Reed, describing a fateful night with Andy Warhol, or his relationship with his ageing father, Jim Sharman casts a wonderful story of committed artists and writers who have shaped their times.

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"Jim Sharman is one of Australia's visionary greats: low-brow, high-brow, pop yet classical, fearless and fun." --Baz Luhrmann

"Blood & Tinsel is a stunning self-portrait-lyrical, wry, smart and uncompromising-of one of the most daring Australian directors. Jim has perched ringside at the carnival of his own times-and it's a hot ticket! The Sharman/Shaman/Showman firmament twinkles with galaxies as diverse as Rocky Horror, Hair, discovering Kubrick, Lou Reed, Weimar cabaret. He made Australian creativity hip and original and international when it really mattered." --Geoffrey Rush

"In "Blood and Tinsel" Sharman wonderfully evokes this world of the sideshow alley, the smell of linseed oil and farm animal shit at agricultural shows, the bluff, blokey universe of boxing with its blood, sweat and brutal urgency, all choreographed to the beating of a bass drum. --Australian Literary Review

"In Blood and Tinsel Sharman wonderfully evokes this world of the sideshow alley, the smell of linseed oil and farm animal shit at agricultural shows, the bluff, blokey universe of boxing with its blood, sweat and brutal urgency, all choreographed to the beating of a bass drum. --Australian Literary Review

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A memoir which takes us on an epic personal journey from the author's childhood in his father's renowned boxing troupe, via the international success of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", to Los Angeles, Tokyo and London.

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