For Immediate Release: May 15, 2012
Steve Guttenberg At Cinema Arts Centre
Celebrating his New Memoir The Guttenberg Bible and the 30th Anniversary of Diner
(Long Island, NY) Join Movie Star (and Long Islander) Steve Guttenberg for a screening of DINER, Barry Levinson’s classic movie about five buddies struggling with their passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore, which kickstarted the careers of Guttenberg, Kevin Bacon, Mickey Rourke, Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Ellen Barkin, and Tim Daly. Mr. Guttenberg will be interviewed by CAC Special Projects Curator Jud Newborn, with audience q and a, reception, and book signing of Steve Guttenberg’s delightful new memoir, The Guttenberg Bible on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30pm, Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington 631-423-7611 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org
$20 Members • $25 Public Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Steve Guttenberg, who grew up in North Massapequa, and attended Plainedge High School, starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1980’s – Police Academy, Short Circuit, Cocoon, and Three Men and a Baby. But his meteoric rise began in 1982, with a role in Barry Levinson’s first feature film, Diner. This ensemble piece about five college-age buddies struggling with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore helped launch the careers of several other film marquee mainstays of that era–Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, and Ellen Barkin. (USA, 1982, 110 min, color, 35mm).
Following the screening of Diner, and a Q+A with the audience, Guttenberg will be signing copies of his new memoir, The Guttenberg Bible, which hilariously details the highs and lows of his career, from his early days sneaking onto Paramount’s back lot (he pretended to be Michael Eisner‘s son) to starring in films alongside Sir Laurence Olivier. Guttenberg’s honest and insightful tale is one of the most sympathetic and unguarded Hollywood stories to date.
Steve continues to support the Plainedge High School and appears at events he sponsors, with a focus on helping for young people – especially as an “Ambassador for Children’s Issues” spearheading “Sight for Students,” a $7-million program in which he helps provide glasses for 50,000 underprivileged and visually challenged children throughout their school years.
“The Guttenberg Bible is better than the original! Steve’s story of his journey through Hollywood is for actors what Adventures in the Screen Trade is for writers. An honest, humorous and instructive account of how to navigate thru this crazy town we call Hollywood.” –WOODY HARRELSON
“It’s impossible to stop reading.” –Publishers Weekly
“Steve Guttenberg has written a wonderfully funny memoir of his coming-of-age in Hollywood. The Guttenberg Bible is an on-the-money account of what an actor’s life is really like.” –MARLO THOMAS, New York Times-bestselling author of Growing Up Laughing
“I first met Steve Guttenberg when he was an up-and-coming young actor on the set of Diner. Now, I’m glad to read his terrific memoir of his career’s early days, and the struggles and surprises that come with making your way in show business.”–JERRY WEINTRAUB, New York Times-bestselling author of When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead
“From his first scene on I knew Steve Guttenberg would be a winner. He’s proven it on the screen and now he’s doing it as an author.” –ROBERT EVANS, author of The Kid Stays in the Picture
About the Book The Guttenberg Bible
The hilarious, insightful memoir of the highs and lows of Hollywood by the actor who starred in multiple iconic blockbusters: Diner, Police Academy and Three Men and a Baby
“Forget being an actor. You don’t have the look, you don’t have the talent, and your name is ridiculous. You are the last guy I would ever pick to be a movie star.” This was the first piece of advice Steve Guttenberg ever received from an agent. Like many other times in his life, he didn’t listen.
In this honest, charming memoir, Guttenberg tells a Horatio Alger story of how he became the star of some of the ’80s most successful blockbusters. He spent his early days sneaking onto the Paramount lot (he pretended to be Michael Eisner’s son) and meeting more celebrities and casting agents than most aspiring actors ever would. Even before the hit Police Academy (which his agent said would be a flop), he had already worked with everyone from Sir Laurence Olivier to Mickey Rourke. Perhaps it was his charisma or perhaps it was his dogged persistence, but his life was filled with unexpected run-ins and connections with dozens of Hollywood hit makers.
Guttenberg has lived through the addictive pull of show business and worldwide celebrity (You’re no one until you have a stalker, he learns). With a wide-eyed appreciation for the one-of-a-kind experiences that the high altitude celebrity lifestyle has to offer, he knew that his family would keep him grounded and never let him forget.
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