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Tales of a film prop man

Tales of a Film Prop Man

A new book by Pete Benson

Experience the glamour and excitement of the film industry through the eyes of Pete Benson, an unexpected hero who stumbled into a career as a film Prop Man with no prior experience. Tales of a Film Prop Man is a humorous and heart-warming book that follows his journey as he navigates the unpredictable world of movie sets, famous actors, while balancing the demands of supporting a young family.

From sharing a pint with Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson to dealing with the challenges of maintaining a normal family life, Pete's 25-year' career is a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Through his entertaining stories, you'll get a glimpse into the fantasy world of filmmaking and the behind-the-scenes secrets of some of the biggest movie stars of the day.

Join Pete as he recounts his funny and unforgettable experiences, from creating movie magic on set to dealing with the daily struggles of being a husband and father. Tales of a Film Prop Man is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of living a life of glitz and glamour while still keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground.

Tales of a film Prop Man is published by Atmosphere Press logo and is available to buy now in paperback and as a Kindle e-book on Amazon . It is also now available in the UK online at Waterstones, Foyles and Better World Books. In the USA, it is available online at Target Stores.

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About the author

Peter Benson was born in London in 1950. After obtaining a BA in Business Finance he pursued a career in business. It was not for him, so in 1978 he became a film Prop Man. He worked on some of the biggest British made films over the course of 25 years, during which time he started a successful Prop Hire company in 1984, before retiring in 2007.

He now lives in Kent, England, with his wife Clare and her daughter, Kimberley, closer to his grown-up children Ellenna, Ria and Harry.

Peter, who is currently working on a sequel to Tales of a Film Prop Man, would like to thank Atmosphere Press for their guidance and good advice during the production of his book.

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