Life Did Someone Say John Houseman?
posted by October 27 at 17:31 PMon
This man made a great impression on my youth.
Because there was no regulation on the amount of public television I could watch (commercial TV was practically banned from our house), the drama series I grew up with and learned to love was the Paper Chase, which ran on PBS and starred John Houseman as a merciless law professor. How I loved his stiffness, his meanness, the way he terrified students, and could them tremble with just his words and eyes. John Houseman was all I wanted to become.