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The Jack Davey Story by Lew Wright

The Jack Davey Story by Lew Wright

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The Jack Davey Story

by Lew Wright

Ure Smith, 1961, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, black and white photographic endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions; dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping and small tears, small parts missing at edges, small section of top back missing (see photographs)

“The Jack Davey Story takes you as close to the one and only “Mr Radio” as if you had worked – and played – alongside him during the years of his most fantastic success, when he had a weekly audience of five million Australians.  As Jack’s personal assistant, Lew Wright had just that experience himself, and in this book he unfolds the whole amazing story.
What was Jack Davey really like, this brilliant showman who literally could make a nation laugh?  Where did he find the incredible energy that enabled him to do over six hundred shows a year, and at the same time to compete in round Australia reliability trials, to fish for big game, to run a 20,000 luxury cruiser and a whole stable of fast cars? And what did he do with his money, that despite his salary of 28000 a year he died leaving virtually nothing.’

 

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