Actors: A Beginning Writer

Richard Burton has long insisted that he would rather be a writer than an actor. Last summer, Condé Nast's Glamour magazine sent him a timid feeler asking if he might like to write a story for the Christmas issue. The idea appealed to Burton's repressed ambition, and he set to work in longhand. The result, which will next month become his first published short story, is anything but an embarrassment. It is worth every farthing he was paid for it. "He gets $500," says Glamour's Feature Editor Marilyn Mercer, "which is a very good price for a beginning writer."

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