The Absolute Joy of Work: From Vermont to Broadway, Hollywood, and Dam
"A marvelously entertaining memoir from a uniquely talented artist in the theatre and movies."
"Carleton Carpenter has led many lives, before and after he duetted on 'Aba Daba Honeymoon'. I'm so glad he has chosen to share those lives with us in this wonderful new book."
At one time or another, Carleton Carpenter has been a bellhop, professional magician, circus clown, church organist, barroom piano player, carny pitchman, commercial spokesman, Navy Seabee, screenwriter, ASCAP composer and lyricist, cabaret singer, vaudeville performer, recording artist, and actor.
He's appeared in more than 20 New York stage productions, countless tours around the country, thousands of TV and radio shows, and two dozen films, mostly for MGM--among them such classics as Father of the Bride, Summer Stock, Three Little Words, Lost Boundaries, Fearless Fagan, and Two Weeks.