For a rather scary reason, I had to change jobs and Geoff gave up performing. I landed someplace really wonderful- Actors’ Equity.
George Ives was my new boss, and my mentor. He had been a regular fixture on television in the 50s and 60s. This is him from an episode of Bewitched. The moment he retired, he went back to acting.
This is Francis Wilson in 1900. He was very important in establishing Actors’ Equity, and Geoff tells the dramatic story of how Equity was founded and why it was so important for actors.
This is Paul Robeson, the first black actor to play Othello on Broadway (and he also did many other even more important things). My boss George was good friends with him and told me a lot of stories. Geoff recounts some of them.