Gerry Mandel


Freelance writer and video/doc producer with 30 years trial by fire in the ad agency business. Short stories and memoir pieces published in various literary journals. Several plays produced by area theatrical companies. One novel published. As The LifePreserver, I create video biographies for parents to leave to their children. I love tennis, biking, hiking, jazz, blues, classics and most other music. I'm also a big Charlie Chaplin and silent movie fan.

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Shadow and Substance: My Time with Charlie Chaplin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,900. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Hollywood, today and during the 1930's, is the setting for this intriguing tale of an unknown writer, and a world-famous film artist who died over 20 years ago. The project becomes a conflict of loyalties, as the writer finds himself torn between his drive to succeed and his desire to protect Charlie Chaplin. Enter Charlie, now confronting the man whose job it is to discredit his legacy.

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