David Comes Out of Hiding - 1978
A New Image Tonight For David Cassidy - May 28, 1978
Cassidy: Time Ripe For Comeback - May 30, 1978
Now David, 27, has surfaced to star in a two-hour episode of television's
"Police Story," which will be aired on a date to be announced. It is the
first step in reestablishing his career.
"I'm glad the mania is over," he said. "It was an incredible trip and tremendous experience to go through. I enjoyed it, but I stopped because I was overworked. I didn't think I could take that part of my career any further.
"I needed a readjustment to living and to get in touch with myself and my friends.
"The key to survival is that I left the experience at the peak. It didn't leave me. Rejection is what really takes its toll on young people in the business.
"When I hung 'em up, there were all kinds of offers waiting for me - TV series, record contracts and even movies. But I refused to let anybody with tons of money seduce me into going on."
A New Image Tonight For David Cassidy
from Birmingham News May 28, 1978 by Dennis Washburn
Not having to work may be a luxury, but "It's very frustrating when you really want to work and can't find what you want to do," said David Cassidy. The former pop music sensation telephoned to talk about his role in A Chance To Live, an NBC-TV "Police Story" which will be aired on Channel 13 tonight, 8-10 p.m.
Cassidy: Time Ripe For Comeback
from New York Post May 30, 1978 by James Brown
Cassidy is coming back now. He returned to televison Sunday as the star of a two-hour Police Story in which he played a rookie cop who goes undercover at a high school to crack a narcotics ring.
"Police Story was just something that happened," Cassidy explained on his return (to show business). "I felt that the quality of the show merited my reading the script and I'd been wanting to work but hadn't yet found anything to do. This script was good and the time was right."
Cassidy added that he and Police Story executive producer David Gerber have a futher agreement to do an NBC World Premier movie and a possible series beyond that.