Author(s): Harry M. Miller
Harry M Miller is an extraordinary character who has led and continues to lead a remarkable life. Not long after flogging his last saucepan in an New Zealand department store, Miller set out to become one of the world s youngest showbiz impresarios, and it wasn t long before that determination led to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and the Rolling Stones performing under the Harry M Miller presents marquee. Next was the nude shock of HAIR, then JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and the Royal Jubilee train trek all of that before the vision, drama and legal turmoil that became Computicket, and the headline-making, life-changing prison stint that followed. But it has been 26 years since he walked out the prison gate to start all over again and plenty has happened! After prison, Miller went straight back to work, going on to represent everyone from Graham Kennedy to Richard Wherrett, Maggie Tabberer to Alan Jones. But Miller became more than just a manager he became a media power-broker, a deal maker representing all manner of people unwittingly caught in the public headlights. People like Lindy Chamberlain, James Scott and Thredbo disaster survivor Stuart Diver. Despite the long-held view that Miller is only in it for his 25 per cent cut, those he represents tell a different story about the man who not only protected them from the media hounds, but continued to represent them well after interest in their stories had diminished. Harry M Miller has plenty of stories to tell about high-profile people - from Shirley Bassey and Louis Armstrong to Michael Hutchence's parents and Kerry Packer and his father, Frank - and the A, B and C lists in-between. His famous clients also have their say about Harry in this book ...people like Ita Buttrose, Maggie T and Alan Jones. HARRY M MILLER: CONFESSIONS OF A NOT-SO-SECRET AGENT is full of witty anecdotes from Harry's extraordinary life. At 75 he feels it is time to tell the whole story about his clients, his marriages, his children and the women in his life. He has lived large and learnt a lot and here he also shares his humorous tips on how to succeed or, conversely, how not to fail.
'Harry Miller is a one-off. There's no doubt about that' - Alan Jones 'A candid memoir. Miller has had a fascinating life and he and Holder cover it here with great panache' - Sunday Mail Brisbane
Harry M Miller moved to Australia from new Zealand in 1963 to become part of Australian entertainment history.