An Unexpected MP: Confessions of a Political Gossip by Jerry Hayes

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By Jerry Hayes

A few humans input politics simply because they wish to make the area a greater position. Then there are people with welldeserved inferiority complexes who wish prestige, strength and place. Few think me, yet I entered the home of Commons merely via accident.' excessive advantage in excessive place of work? now not an opportunity, says Jerry Hayes. No staid autobiography or dry political memoir, An unforeseen MP takes you on a raucous and salacious romp via Westminster, the media and public existence. during this no-holds-barred exposé, Jerry Hayes exhibits precisely why humans have been so stunned whilst he grew to become an MP - from the obligation policeman who informed him to bugger off while he rolled up on his first day, to the Iron woman herself, who regarded with a steely eye on his joyful chutzpah. And, because the excellent antidote to the holier-than-thou, whiter-than-white methods of the present crop of politicos, the shameless - and shamelessly enjoyable - Hayes makes a super journey advisor to the unusual state that's Parliament, taking gleeful swipes at left and correct alike. filled with tall stories of unspeakable debauchery on a tsunami of alcohol, An unforeseen MP is a thundering account of the offbeat lunacy of Westminster and Fleet highway.

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Where was I? ” I skipped right past Anthony Mann. He was a good director but not right for Spartacus. He’d done a lot of westerns. But Spartacus was not going to be a Roman-style western. I had no interest in doing a “shoot ’em up” with spears. Halfway through the alphabet and we were striking out bigtime. I paused. ” Should I ask him to play a major part and direct? Would that be an incentive or would it make it even less likely that he’d agree? I took out his card and set it aside. I finished turning the wheel of names.

We’d flown Fast out to California from New Jersey, setting him up at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The now-former Communist didn’t complain about his posh digs, but he was already showing signs of becoming a major pain in the ass. I should have seen it coming when he asked me if I had optioned Spartacus just because his name was so valuable. Still, Fast was writing steadily. Two weeks after he arrived in California, he sent us his first draft. ” Eddie Lewis said about what Howard Fast had just handed in to us.

As an added inducement, he’d even offered me a stop in Independence, Missouri, to meet former President Harry Truman. Only Anne’s near-mystical insistence that I shouldn’t make the trip had kept me from going. We’d fought about it bitterly. Then the bulletin came over the radio while we were out driving. Mike’s plane—Lucky Liz—had crashed near a small town in New Mexico. I pulled the car over. Anne took my hand and we sat there, both of us weeping. Elizabeth Taylor was a widow at twenty-six. Thank God, Anne was not.

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