Yes. Indeed. Impresario is actually quite an interesting biography that takes a close-up look "behind-the-curtains' at the man who hosted the longest-running TV variety show in US history. And that man was, of course, Ed Sullivan, himself.
To be sure - The sombre-looking Sullivan (who has often been hilariously impersonated) was a fiercely ambitious fellow who quickly achieved monumental celebrity status with his mega-popular television show that ran (almost without faltering) from 1948-1971.
This well-researched biography, written by James Maguire, also includes a number of pages of photos, as well.
(*Ed Sullivan signature quote*) - "Tonight we have a really big show."
Mister Zero-charisma, himself, Ed Sullivan (aka. "Stone Face") may not have stood very tall at 5'7" - But what he seemed to lack in both height and personality, he sure possessed in the realm of mass audience-appeal, as his mega-popular variety show endured for 23 years (1948-1971) making it the longest-running TV program of its kind in US history.
Known as a bona-fide "starmaker" - Sullivan (a true pop culture icon) was the sort of man who was quick-tempered, thin-skinned, and had an annoying habit of forgetting the names of his celebrity guests.
And, yet - His audience loved him, unconditionally.
Impresario - Written by James Maguire - Is an in-depth bio that takes a close-up look behind the facade of the man that the public never knew.
*Note* - In 1974 - Ed Sullivan died from throat cancer. He was 73 at the time.
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