Karl Malden's 1997 memoir, "When Do I Start?," will be released Nov. 30 in a paperback edition from Limelight. The actor perhaps best known to theatre fans as the original Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire (which he recreated for the film), also appeared on Broadway in Golden Boy and All My Sons and in such films as "On the Waterfront," "Baby Doll" and "Patton."
He became a household name for his role on TV's "The Streets of San Francisco" and in commercials for the American Express Card ("don't leave home without it").
The book, written with daughter Carla Malden, recounts his boyhood in a traditional Serbian home in working-class Gary, IN, his ambitions for the theatre and his work with some of the great theatre people of the century: Tennessee Williams, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, Clifford Odets and more.
The 368-page book has a retail price of $18.95.
-- By Kenneth Jones