Feb 22, 2013
A Show Biz Saga with talent agent Foster Valley ...
He’s the man behind Foster Talent, which is what it is and what it does. He’s the man in front as well, helped only by a series of assistants he seems to find from an inbred pool of talent. He can work both ends of the street and stay out of traffic at the same time. The street being Broadway or Hollywood Boulevard or Madison Avenue or the Information Superhighway or Rue de Croissant (his favorite bakery). His clients love him or have no other way to turn. Either way, he says “there’s an ‘us’ in show business and that’s the two of me and you and make sure you leave a space between ‘an’ and ‘us’.”
In this chapter, all the world's a mall, and Foster had a gig for actor Richard Desmond that should have been a great fit, but it almost inspired Desmond to give up sew show business. It's a lot of hemming, but little hawing as the Bard meets his tailor. Did Richard become a big (and tall) man about it or did the classically-trained thespian leave everyone in stitches?
So, all hail the Merchant of Ridgedale! And nothing else.