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This resulted in his enrollment into the Bliss-Hayden performing tuition in California below the GI invoice. After starring in a neighborhood model of the Hecht-MacArthur play, Broadway, he used to be signed through common Studio as an actor, and was once scheduled for a co-starring function in a Universal-International movie. yet regardless of a lot "hullabaloo in movie magazines and newspapers," this by no means materializied, and Beaumont reluctantly gave up a theatrical occupation for one in advertisement artwork. quickly he was once sketching cartoons for MGM's animation studio and dealing as a part-time illustrator for FPCI (Fantasy Publishing corporation) in l. a.. Beaumont later wrote, "[I] labored challenging, controlled to crack many of the pulp magazines with illustrations, graduated to e-book jackets and slick journal cartoons. yet [was] compelled, eventually, to confess overall loss of any genuine expertise within the box. " whilst this failed, Beaumont grew to become to writing. It used to be in the summertime of 1946, that he met twenty-six-year-old Ray Bradbury (author of diverse screenplays, teleplays, essays, poems, and works of fiction, together with Farenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles) in Fowler Brothers booklet shop in downtown l. a., and commenced speaking approximately his comedian assortment. recalls Bradbury: "He stated he had loads of Steve Canyon, and that i informed him I had loads of Prince Valiants and a few Hannes Bok pictures; so we made up our minds to celebration. "Out of that starting, of our mutual curiosity in comedian strips, a friendship blossomed. " Bradbury started to learn Beaumont's brief fiction and fast grew to become an enormous impact in Beaumont's life--a mentor. "When I learn the 1st one, I stated: 'Yes. Very certainly. you're a writer," remembers Bradbury. "It confirmed instantly. it isn't like such a lot of those who come to you with tales and also you say, 'Well, they are okay,' you recognize, in the event that they maintain operating they're going to make it. Chuck's expertise was once seen from that first actual tale. " For purposes of monetary survival, Beaumont moved to cellular, Alabama in 1948, the place his father had received employment for him as a clerk for the Gulf, cellular & Ohio Railroad. It was once there that he met Helen Broun, and wrote in a laptop: "She's great. clever and gorgeous. this is often the lady i will marry! " A yr later, they have been married and moved to California. Their son, Christopher, was once born in December of 1950; they might later mum or dad 3 extra little ones: Catherine, Elizabeth, and Gregory. As Beaumont's early writing introduced him little greater than rejection slips, he labored at a few jobs, together with that of a piano participant ("Studied piano for 6 years, made up our minds [I] could not squeak via because of immensely gifted correct hand and nowhere left") and, in 1949, a tracing clerk for California Motor convey, the place he met John Tomerlin. whilst the 2 stumbled on they shared a fondness for phrases (as good as a ability for "geting out of work"), they speedy cultivated what used to be to turn into a lifelong friendship. In mid-1951, one other precise friendship was once made while Beaumont met a tender, suffering author through the identify of Richard Matheson (who, as well as many screenplays, teleplays and brief tales, is understood for works reminiscent of i'm Legend and The Shrinking Man).