By Robert Crane, Christopher Fryer
On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, recognized to Hogan's Heroes enthusiasts as Colonel Hogan, was once chanced on brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, condominium. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was once referred to as to the crime scene. during this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that negative day and the way he has lived with the unsolved homicide of his father. yet this storyline is only one thread in his story of growing to be up in l. a., his struggles to reconcile the great and sordid facets of his superstar father, and his personal interesting life.
Crane all started his profession writing for Oui journal and spent a long time interviewing celebrities for Playboy — stars akin to Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, or even Koko the signing gorilla. because of a raucous come upon with the solid of Canada's SCTV, he stumbled on himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to go into the hire of John sweet — first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and manufacturer; and eventually as certainly one of Candy's pallbearers.
Through sadness, loss, and heartbreak, Crane's humor and perseverance shine. past the large stars and behind-the-scenes revelations, this riveting account of demise, survival, and renewal within the shadow of the Hollywood signal makes a profound assertion concerning the hope for romance and permanence in a existence the place these issues constantly slip away. through turns stunning and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story.