Showbiz might not be the second oldest profession, but it's not far off. Ever since Nero fiddled while Rome burned and Salome demanded so outrageous a fee for dropping her veils that she ended up with the worst notice in history, the human instinct to get up and perform has produced a pleasing mountain of ill-timed gaffes. 'Classic Showbiz Clangers' collects some of the more engaging - or notorious - examples from the 20th century, ranging from Hugh Grant's ill-advised encounter with the divine Divine Brown in a white BMW to the over-eager radio announcer who invited his listeners to 'stay stewed for the nudes' as a news-flash beckoned. David Mortimer's hilarious look at stage, screen, variety, panto and more will lead you to discover how the great Edmund Kean single-handedly wrecked a performance of 'Macbeth' and what cured Winona Ryder of shopping, not to mention Bob Monkhouse's unique method of sorting out a heckler. And if that seems a little tame, what was it that Angus Deayton was able to teach Caroline Martin that she didn't already know? Read on and find out!
David Mortimer's other titles published by Robson Books are 'Classic Cricket Clangers' (1861056133), 'Classic Rugby Clangers' (1861056125), 'Classic Football Clangers' (186105744X). Classic Golf Clangers' (1861057431) and the new title 'Classic Political Clangers' (1861059299). He lives in Cuckfield, West Sussex.