ANJ: Well I'm a Junior; Art Norman Jr. the son of a now retired News Anchor Art Norman (Sr.) at WMAQ Channel 5 News Chicago! He's been there for over 30 years and that's where I got the nerve to set out on the trip to Hollywood, CA! Also I have a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University from straight out of Greensboro, NC! And that drives me because it took everything I had to get that degree!
I have done quite a bit of Stand-up comedy in West Hollywood at the world famous 'Laugh Factory' & 'Comedy Store' on Sunset Blvd. Also some Theater work; a play entitled 'Small Prophets' in Los Feliz and I was in quite a few documentaries with one the same name as the book & we keep that one in the vault!
BBB: What inspired your book, Hollywood: Hollyweird?
ANJ: The book is titled 'Hollywood: Hollyweird' "How People Survive And Make It!" It is self explanatory! Evil is there once you see it as the suburban type of format! Because the Hollywood District is no bigger than your average town! But yet and still it is the Entertainment Capital of the World! Money, Money, Money & everything there is hidden in the open! I conducted business there and lived there for 8 and a half years and loved every minute of it! You can literally get anything and everything you can imagine there!
ANJ: 'Hollywood: Hollyweird' is a true account everything is real! All the way to almost getting murdered over myself being technically to close to gangster territory thus a true misunderstanding! All the way to having a year to mentally prepare for a venue in which I worked as a bodyguard that was specifically designed for meeting & greeting celebrities (some were Paris Hilton, Chris Rock & Jamie Foxx to name a few!) & the money generated towards this venue; A Entertainment Hub was mind boggling!
BBB: How did you come up with the idea for your book cover?
ANJ: The book cover came to mind instantly the 'Hollywood Sign' which is spectacular to see up close! The 'Old School Camera'; big letters & limelight what else could one ask for! Hollywood!
BBB: What are you currently working on?
ANJ: Well Part 2 is completed & the book is being put together right now at Yorkshire Publishing from out of Tulsa, Oklahoma! It is called 'Hollywood: Hollyweird' Part 2 "Last Ditch Effort!" Due out in 2019! In the book I combine the Hollywood episodes and my everyday vacation outlets now to bring forth aspects of reality no matter where you are in the world! I'm currently writing on Part 3; a Mystery Novel based in Hollywood! It's Awesome!
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