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The first major biography of the most influential, powerful, and controversial film critic of the twentieth century

Pauline Kael was, in the words of Entertainment Weekly's movie reviewer Owen Gleiberman, andquot;the Elvis or Beatles of film criticism.andquot; During her tenure at The New Yorker from 1968 to 1991, she was the most widely read and, often enough, the most provocative critic in America. In this first full-length biography of the legend who changed the face of film criticism, acclaimed author Brian Kellow gives readers a richly detailed view of Kael's remarkable lifeandmdash;from her youth in rural California to her early struggles to establish her writing career to her peak years at The New Yorker.

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In this entertaining and authoritative biography, Kellow traces Ethel Mermans life from her childhood in Queens through her three decades at the peak of Broadway celebrity. Featuring recollections from more than 120 of Mermans friends, colleagues, and family members, Kellow presents an affectionate portrait of an unforgettable star.

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More than twenty years after her death, Ethel Merman continues to set the standard for American musical theater. The stories about the supremely talented, famously strong-willed, fearsomely blunt, and terrifyingly exacting woman are stuff of legend. But who was Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, really? Brian Kellow’s definitive biography of the great Merman is superb, and the first account to examine both the artist and the woman with as much critical rigor as empathy. Through dozens of interviews with her colleagues, friends, and family members, Kellow traces the arc of her life and her thirty-year singing career to reveal many surprising facts about Broadway’s biggest star.

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Brian Kellow is the features editor of Opera News, where his column,“On the Beat” appears monthly.

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ISBN:
9780143114208
Author:
Kellow, Brian
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Theater - Broadway & Musical Revue
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
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Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp b/w photos on insert stock
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.42x5.46x.79 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , In this entertaining and authoritative biography, Kellow traces Ethel Mermans life from her childhood in Queens through her three decades at the peak of Broadway celebrity. Featuring recollections from more than 120 of Mermans friends, colleagues, and family members, Kellow presents an affectionate portrait of an unforgettable star.
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More than twenty years after her death, Ethel Merman continues to set the standard for American musical theater. The stories about the supremely talented, famously strong-willed, fearsomely blunt, and terrifyingly exacting woman are stuff of legend. But who was Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, really? Brian Kellow’s definitive biography of the great Merman is superb, and the first account to examine both the artist and the woman with as much critical rigor as empathy. Through dozens of interviews with her colleagues, friends, and family members, Kellow traces the arc of her life and her thirty-year singing career to reveal many surprising facts about Broadway’s biggest star.

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