You don’t understand. I coulda had class.
I coulda been a contender.
I could have been somebody, instead of a bum,
Which is what I am.
Delivered by Marlon Brando in ON THE WATERFRONT
Written by Budd Schulberg
We who came to Hollywood were looking to be somebody.
To be a “somebody”: a distinctively American expression.
Not an anybody and certainly not a nobody.
A somebody meant somebody important, somebody successful. Somebody who was loved or feared, somebody rich and respected, somebody glamorous and desirable. To be powerful and famous, -- it was called after all, this stretch with the stars under our feet, “The Walk of Fame” – and there were still plenty of empty stars to fill.
--- From the introduction of HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD – AVENUE OF THE STARS – 1969-1972
Circle of Fire
CLTH, 11 X 14 IN. / 84 PGS / 37 b/w photographs.
Publish date 4/28/2015
Distributed by D.A.P. ARTBOOK
Catalog: Fall 2015
ISBN 9780986204500 Trade