Salupo, Victor Thomas 1929-

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SALUPO, Victor Thomas 1929-

PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1929, in Cleveland, OH; son of Sebastian (a laborer) and Grace (Amato) Salupo. Ethnicity: "Italian-American." Education: Attended Cleveland Institute of Music. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Agnostic." Hobbies and other interests: Baseball, football, music, films, books.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—10801 Greenlawn Ave., Cleveland, OH 44108. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Audio Recording Studios, Cleveland, OH, president, 1950–65; L. G. Productions (personal management firm), New York, NY, president, beginning 1965; Ross Salupo Advertising, vice president for marketing, 1965–85. Conference of Personal Managers East, secretary; guest on television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Phil Donahue Show. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1st Photographic Squadron; served during Korean conflict.


The B.S. Syndrome, Bull Buster Press (Cleveland, OH), 1985.

The Winner (screenplay), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Chantecler: A Story of Love (fiction), New Dawn Press (Cleveland, OH), 1999.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Blow by Blow (mystery); research on Las Vegas and boxing.

SIDELIGHTS: Victor Thomas Salupo told CA: "My primary motivation for writing The B.S. Syndrome was to save my life. B.S. has broken my heart, picked my pockets, and wasted my time. I was in a rage. I was either going to commit suicide or homicide! I decided to research and write about this subject rather than go into therapy. I knew there had to be thousands of others like me … victims of B.S."

"I wrote Chantecler: A Story of Love out of pure love for the story and the wisdom of love. My other writing I did for the money: to pay the bills. I've mostly written out of need, or out of love, and to communicate with others."