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Short and Sweet: The Life and Times of the Lollipop Munchkin Paperback – October 1, 2006
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Short and Sweet is a remarkable memoir chronicling Jerry Maren's life and career, from his childhood experiences through his present day activities. This book is chock full of photographs and written in a clear, concise manner that makes reading a pleasure. The information is extremely well organized, with the result that the book has the qualities of a perfect scrapbook merged with a masterfully-honed diary. What makes Maren's memoir so enjoyable is learning about his unique career experiences due to being a "little person," coupled with his personal remembrances (and photographs) of the long list of celebrities encountered along the way. This list includes Jack Oakie, Judy Garland, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Ladd, Jimmy Stewart (the Jimmy Stewart anecdote is my favorite), Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Edgar Bergen, Spike Jones, Abbott and Costello, Oscar Mayer, Ringo Starr, Tiny Tim, Andy Williams, Cheech and Chong, Mel Brooks, and others.Read more ›
I couldn't believe the number and quality of projects Jerry's been involved in. Some I already knew of and others were interesting to learn about. The book brought back memories of my own childhood with Buster Brown, the Wienermobile, Mayor McCheese and the gang, H.R. Puffnstuf, etc. I especially enjoyed the Oz stories and the question-and-answer format. That was a nice idea. I certainly learned a lot.
A must read for the fan of, well, anything!
My dear Aunt Elizabeth passed away in January of 2011, but this treasury of Uncle Jerry's career and personal life helps to keep her memory alive.
Rife with photographs and information, any fan of my darling uncle will want this biography.
This is a fascinating look at the life and career of original Lollipop Guild Munchkin, Jerry Maren, which covered the golden age of Hollywood. I was amazed where his long acting career had led him and that he had worked alongside with some of the great stars of the day. A look at this actor's life is long overdue and at last this unusual and heartwarming career has been brought to life and retold in a great book...filled with fabulous photographs from cover to cover! Excellent!
It's a great addition to my collection. I never could find the book at the bookstores when it was first released.
Diane C. Donovan
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are not words that can describe how thrilled I was with my Munchkin and my book. I had e mailed each of the sellers and told them the story of how special these items are to... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Eileen P Graybill
Just received "Short and Sweet"! What a treasure. As a child I remember meeting Mr. Maren when he appeared with the Wienermobile, he gave out small whistle as a gift. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Linda mosbacker
This is one great book, lots of incredible facts and behind-the-scenes photos about The Lollipop Guild - Jerry Maren, love this book!Published 23 months ago by rm wonder
This book really gives great insight into Jerry, The Munchkins and The Wizard Of Oz. Jerry's story is a real worthwhile read.Published on February 21, 2014 by Richard
This book came as discribed and in good condition. IT gives the reader a good idea of the life this particular charactor lived. It was interesting to read his thoughts.Published on September 16, 2013 by DONNA WALTON
The basic story is that Mr. Maren got his big break as an extra in the perennial "Wizard of Oz" which spring boarded his career into show business. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by JGC
Deserving of ongoing mention, SHORT AND SWEET: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE LOLLIPOP MUNCHKIN tells of a midget who represented the Lollipop Guild in the classic Wizard movie, and who... Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by Midwest Book Review
I have read several Oz books before, and this is one of my favorites. I love all the pictures and stories that were included from Jerry Maren's career before and after the Wizard... Read morePublished on November 4, 2008 by Lindsay M. Brubaker