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The Boy with the Betty Grable Legs: A Showbiz Memoir Paperback – Jul 2001


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A WONDERFUL PAGE TURNER WITH LEGS 30 Dec. 2001
By Harvey Sid - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Skip E. Lowe's autobiography, 'The Boy with The Betty Grable Legs' runs a high speed race through his life and it is on a
very fast track. No flagging, no dragging, no sagging.
This book, like Skippy, moves with olympic energy and soul
sharing humanity. With laughs, gaffs and shafts, there is no
waiting to get to the good parts. Every page is alive with a
story that is immediately satisfying.
I was intending to politely browse the book but Skippy
snags my interest from the very first page and doesn't let me go.
I felt I graduated a speed reading course, it reads so fast.
What a life Skippy has led! It can't be true!
Not that he has adventured with great names and far away
places that we can only dream of, but that he has acted
on convictions where most only moralize.
If you meet him, he's small.
If you know him, he's giant.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Boy with the Betty Grable Legs 25 Nov. 2001
By HONEY BEE - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Having been a child actor myself, I could well relate to the tale masterfully told my Mr. Skip E. Lowe. What a story!~
What I loved most about Skip's life story was that he did it all himself! Travelling the world on no money except what you make at the clubs takes guts baby!
Those who follow their hearts desire and explore the road less travelled always win my heart. Skip is a wonderful man, a sort of little wizard. Skip e Potter. HA! I laughed so hard at certain points of the book that I peed my bloomers. Sometimes, it was so sad I cried a river of tears.
But it was always haute entertainment. I sincerely recommend the Boy with the Betty Grable Legs for all lovers of life, travel, bohemia, and the great show people and the great, great legends, (our teachers) like Skip E!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Simplicity honesty and passion 4 Jan. 2002
By Robert Morse - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
From the time he was a young fellow, a remarkable oddysey of his times and love for the whole world of people places and travels here there and everywhere. His deep love of "show business" Is so marvelously expressed..A page turner. His passion for people in the "business" is honest and straight forward. A marvelous read
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The Man Who Was Artie 6 Feb. 2003
By Sheckie Green - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Okay, I'll admit it. I bought Skip E. Lowe's memoir with the idea that it would be a horrendous hack-job full of celebrity groveler and rampant name-dropping. Needless to say, I was floored when The Boy with the Betty Grable Legs turned out to be a compelling autobiography written with panache and a good deal of humility.
Lowe's book is difficult to put down. Lowe does well to balance his personal tragedies (Lowe seemed to attract molestation the way flowers attract bees) with his career as an entertainer. While his brief mention of his part in BLACK SHAMPOO is akin to Orson Welles skipping over CITIZEN KANE, Lowe's book manages to stand tall on its own shapely legs. (ISBN: 0964963582)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A funny, touching, page turner 22 Sept. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is the story of a true Show Biz survivor. This book takes you on his journey, and what a journey it is! Skip E. Lowe has been through it all, starting as a child actor, through an early adulthood as a comedian in seedy strip joints, entertaining the troops in Vietnam---and a long-time public access, Hollywood talk show host. From reading this book it seems Lowe has packed in enough drama and excitement for several lifetimes! I recommend it.
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