Moon Boots and Dinner Suits by Jon Pertwee
This is the first Autobiography I ever read.
And come to think of it, its the only autobiography I have ever read. I actually had this book shipped over seas to get to the states. I could no find it in any book stores. And back then online shopping was not what it is today.
Although for those of you that enjoyed the original Dr. Who the technology was there. Even if still on the drawing board. The interesting thing is that this book is not so much about Jon Pertwee's time as the Doctor. But more about his life leading up to it.
Knowing that there is more to one's life then what's seen on TV. That is always worth knowing. A biography or autobiography will help you to take that step, allow you to glance at what's shared.
Basic information about this book
Hardcover: 225 pages
Publisher: David & Charles (September 1985)
For those Dr Who fans the contents of this book are from before he became the Doctor.
This role was between 1970 - 1974.
Basic Information about Jon Pertwee
Birth Name: John Devon Roland Pertwee
Date of Birth: 07 July 1919 in the Chelsea area of London, England UK
Second son of Roland Pertwee
At the age of 76 he passed on on 26 May 1996 in Timber Lake, Connecticut, USA
The first question of the day...
Do you know who Jon Pertwee is?
A short story from his time in the British Navy
And the one I always remember when looking at this book
One thing that stuck out to me was what's considered a bonus for those on the HMS Hood. Each day they would get three rations of alcohol. For some this was a way to relax. For others it was more of a bargaining chip. You see there were those that did not drink but others that would do anything to have that extra shot. Some sailors were able to trade all or part of their ration of this spirit each day. Their chores were reduced as they would trade. I found this quite ingenious.
Of course these drinks could also work against you as Mr. Pertwee found out. He had a bit of a drinking spree and work up with some thing new in the morning. Check the next section for this tidbit of information.
Check out the guy in the shower - The Doctor has a tatoo on his arm.
The first time I saw this episode I did not see it. Nor the second time. It was only after reading his autobiography that I looked a little bit closer. And said, "You know you are right there it is". Now the question is did you know it was there before I brought it to your attention?
The scene that helps answer the question about the tattoo.
Tatoo or no tatoo - That is the question?
So did you see the tatoo in the video?
A few things about Jon Pertwee on Amazon
After looking over my article you may wish to read this book for yourself. If so here is the option to use Amazon.
There are many other things that Mr. Pertwee has done but I actually caught one of these and thought to share it with you.
External link for Jon Pertwee
- Jon Pertwee on Wikipedia
For a little more about Jon Pertwee this will give you a little break down.