Fear and doubts knocking at your door? Check out this piece by Mike, the Eye Dancers!
It was the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to showcase his talents as he never had before. But there was one big problem. He rarely drank, didn’t know the first thing about being addicted to the bottle.
So how was he going to play an alcoholic in anything resembling a convincing manner?
These were the questions swirling through the mind of Ray Milland as he studied a novel sent to him personally by the head of Paramount Pictures. The powers-that-be wanted to adapt the novel, written by Charles R. Jackson, into a film and have Milland play the lead role of Don Birnam, a writer whose life and career are in shambles, swamped under the heavy, unrelenting pressures of alcoholism.
Milland hesitated. How would he be able to master the role of the haunted Birnam? Aside from his complete lack of understanding and firsthand knowledge of alcoholism, Milland also…
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