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Author of "Love Letters from Mount Rushmore"

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Author of "Love Letters from Mount Rushmore"

Author of "Love Letters from Mount Rushmore"

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About Richard

AUTHOR, RICHARD C

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A Wilton resident and former Hollywood screen star, Cerasani capture their first-hand experience in this book, "Love Letters From Mount Rushmore: The Story of a Marriage, a Monument,  and a Moment in History."  It has already won "Mom's Choice Awards"  honors and recently has won the "Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold  Medal during ceremonies in New York.

Mount Rushmore's designer-sculptor Gutzon Borglum personally

invited Arthur Cerasani to join him in South Dakota after Arthur did a

a bust for him of media mogul Frank Gannett, founder of the

Rochester-based Gannett newspaper chain.

 

Most people who visit Mount Rushmore see only the figures of four famous presidents---George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,

Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.  

Richard Cerasani see his parents, Arthur and Mary, and the heroic sacrifices they made and obstacles they overcame to work at this national landmark shortly before World War II, which left the huge

sculpture in its still-unfinished state.

More about Richard

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Before he  became an award winning author, Dick Cerasani was known as Richard  Caine, the man who spent nearly 50 years making television dramas and commercials.   Caine was probably best known as the villian Bill Watson on the  dynamic soap opera "General Hospital".  When in 1979 the show introduced  America to Luke and Laura, Richard Caine became famous during a three  year run as a Mafia heavy.

Richard Cerasani, the author of "Love Letters From Mount Rushmore", is also know as Richard Caine. Richard, a graduate of
​Northwestern  University, first started a career in NYC and then Hollywood working  with all of the big and small screen greats of the 20th Century  including Tim Conway, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman, Peter Faulk, Jerry  Orbach and Liza Minelli to name  a few.  He's appeared in many episodes  of Law and Order, Quincy an Columbo and he's performed in hundreds of TV  commercials. His stage career included performing with Celeste Holmes,  Ann Sothern, and Joan Bennett as Donny Dark in the play "Butterflies are  Free."

Finding  an unknown steamer trunk in the family attic was to bring about a  metamorphosis into the role of "author".  Richard's discovery

of  a trunk full of historical objects pertaining to the Great Depression,  the building of Mount Rushmore and the events running up to the

start  of WWII.  In addition, he found love letters from Mount Rushmore shared  between a young sculptor and his wife through their

adventures and struggles with separation during an historical time in our country.

Love letters from mount rushmore book wins 2015 publisher's award

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"Love  Letters from Mount Rushmore," by Saratoga County Author Richard Cerasani  a.k.a. Richard Caine, has received the GOLD Medal from the Independent  Publisher Book Award. The 2015 IPPY
Award was formally conferred on the author at the Gala Dinner in New York City on May 27th, 2015.
Cerasani's book chronicles the story of his parents who worked with famed sculptor Gutzon Borglum
to carve out the four presidential heads on Mt. Rushmore as war was breaking out it Europe.