Larry Blum: Blink and You Might Miss Me

Larry Blum is as ubiquitous as the celebrities with whom he frequently rubs shoulders, and though you may think you’ve never seen him — trust me — you have. You just didn’t know it at the time.

So, to start off his one-man show Blink and You Might Miss Me Mr. Blum offers a short clip of his work. There is Meryl Streep accepting her 2010 Golden Globe for Julie and Julia. If you look slightly past her, and carefully (with Blum providing visual aid with his handy red laser pointer) you’ll see that, indeed, he was there – holding her arm as he escorts her up the stairs.

Larry Blum is an on-camera escort and he’s led countless actresses to the stage to accept an award, including Streep, Helen Mirren, and Susan Lucci at her historic Emmy win. He’s been on every major award ceremony, but that’s not all.

His TV credits include Roseanne, The Golden Girls, and The Jeffersons. He has been seen on just about every daytime drama from The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, to General Hospital and Days of Our Lives.

Larry Blum has, in fact, done it all.

His return to the stage in Blink and You Might Miss Me is a comedic recap of his varied career from his theatre beginnings dancing in stock productions with Lucie Arnaz, Phyllis Newman, and Van Johnson to playing Greg in the international company of A Chorus Line. As he recounts his history, he stops on occasion to dish out some juicy gossip about his varied career.

Larry Blum, who also wrote the material, is not a stand up comedian but he manages to bring the audience to laughter consistently throughout this sixty-five minute show, every now and then, pulling out a momento from those laugh-out loud memories. Stan Zimmerman’s direction keeps the show concise and focused. It’s an enjoyable night of storytelling, Hollywood gossip, and a recap of an illustrious career that is slightly under the radar but rife with fabulous glamour.

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About Obed Medina
Obed received his BA in Creative Writing from the University of California at Riverside. He has freelanced and volunteered at various theatre companies in Los Angeles since 2002. He launched his own workshop theatre company in 2008 and has produced six original one-act plays and one Off-Broadway hit. Currently, he is living in Ashland, Oregon working on his writing and founder of Collaborative Theatre Project.

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