Books: Roman a Kink

THE CANNIBALS by Keefe Brasselle. 510 pages. Bartholomew. $6.95.

Keefe Brasselle does impersonations. He has impersonated a song-and-dance man in the movies (The Eddie Cantor Story), a variety-show M.C. on television (briefly), and a TV producer (also briefly). This last imitation precipitated a ruckus that began at CBS four years ago. Brasselle had sold three programs, sight unseen, to his pal, CBS-TV President James (''The Smiling Cobra") Aubrey. The FCC and Aubrey's CBS bosses thought that this was a little strange, especially since the shows were dogs (The Reporter, The Baileys of Balboa, The Car a Williams Show). In addition, CBS had...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!