Brando, The King and I, and The Catcher In The Rye

Marlon Brando holds a US patent for a “Drumhead tensioning device and method“.

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Yes that’s one of the things I consider interesting enough to write about. He also apparently “made Rita Moreno have an abortion“.

The King and I was the fifth time that Rodgers and Hammerstein worked together. Yul Brynner was the most popular Russian living in America until this guy:

Comedian, author, painter, and sole proprietor of the “Russian reversal”

“The Catcher In The Rye” is the title of Jimmy Dean Salinger’s boomer-iffic novel complete with teenage brooding hero. Good old JD went on to have a wildly successful and public career in country music and sausage making.

Ah wuz real angst-y right after puberty!

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