MOON BOOTS AND DINNER SUITS
FOREWORD BY INGEBORG PERTWEE
the first time in twenty-seven years; Fantom Publishing presents
Jon Pertwee’s infamous autobiography
Moon Boots and Dinner Suits.
Pertwee’s acting career began with a public performance at the age of
four. He seems to have been expelled from most of the schools his
actor-writer father Roland Pertwee sent him to and finally joined RADA
in 1936. From there too, he was asked to leave. Jon went into Rep and
had a checkered career. In Brighton panic set in when he dressed as an
old gardener in Love from a Stranger instead of as a young cleric
1938 came Jon’s first radio role in the BBC’s Lillibulero, in
which year he also appeared in his father’s play, To Kill a Cat,
directed by Henry Kendall at the Aldwych Theatre. When war came he
joined the Navy, ramming Douglas Pier with an Isle of Man Stream Packet
boat. He was blown up twice, once being put on a marble slab presumed
dead, and spent many months stationed in the Scapa Flow. He was the
founder of the Service Players in the Isle of Man. He was commissioned
in the RNVR and transferred to Naval Intelligence where he worked and
became good friends with the future Prime Minister James Callaghan. Then
Jon joined Naval Broadcasting. His radio series, The Navy Lark,
ran for eighteen years and produced some truly vintage memories of
Whether telling stories of a misspent youth, of his posterior’s first
painful introduction to a fives bat or his exploits with the McKenzie
sisters in the north of Scotland, Jon Pertwee's humour and natural wit
never fail him. Moon Boots and Dinner
Suits is a wry, funny and endearing portrait of the early years of a
most innovative and well-loved actor.
'Moon Boots and Dinner
Suits' will be
released in February 2013 and published in two versions: a
standard paperback (£13.99) and a special hardback edition (£24.99).
The Hardback Edition, is only available direct from Fantom Films!
Limited to only 250 copies - individually numbered with exclusive
retro cover and an extra photo section!.