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Crane : sex, celebrity, and my father's unsolved murder

by Crane, Robert, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection PN1992.4.C73 C736 2015
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1992.4.C73 C736 2015
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On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life.

Crane began his career writing for Oui magazine and spent many years interviewing celebrities for Playboy -- stars such as Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, and even Koko the signing gorilla. As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV , he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy -- first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers.

Through disappointment, loss, and heartbreak, Crane's humor and perseverance shine. Beyond the big stars and behind-the-scenes revelations, this riveting account of death, survival, and renewal in the shadow of the Hollywood sign makes a profound statement about the desire for love and permanence in a life where those things continually slip away. By turns shocking and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story.

Additional Information
Series Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Subjects Crane, Bob, -- 1928-1978.
Crane, Robert, -- 1951-
Crane, Bob, -- 1928-1978 -- Family.
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Murder -- Investigation -- Arizona -- Scottsdale.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Arizona -- Scottsdale.
Fathers and sons -- United States -- Biography.
Fame -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles.
Sex -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Lexington, Kentucky :2015
Contributors Fryer, Christopher, author.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9780813160740
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