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Publisher Comments:

This is a highly personal biography of three great shows: , , and . Warm, witty, loving, often hilarious, and poignant in its affection for a glorious era in the American theater, it is the story of what Mr. Lerner calls "the sundown of wit, eccentricity, and glamour." The author himself, try as he will to keep himself out of his pages, emerges not merely as a great talent, but as a man of laughter and love. His principals, however, are Moss Hart and Fritz Loewe, with a stupendous supporting cast: Julia Andrews, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Cecil Beaton, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Leslie Caron, Vincente Minnelli, Arthur Freed . . . and on an on. They are seen intimately in moments of triumph, disaster, doubt and panic, pettishness and hilarity. Sometimes they were amateurs at private living, but they were always professionals at the creation of theater. And the creation of theater is the matrix of this wonderful book. Here is how a show is conceived, financed, written (and rewritten and rewritten), produced, staged, saved, and finally given to the public.

Synopsis:

"A candid, humorous, and often very touching account of the mingled joy and anguish of life in the theater. Nobody knows that life better than Alan Lerner and nobody has a sharper eye--the quick likenesses he draws of his contemporaries are as piquant as John Aubrey's." --Brendan Gill

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393009705
Author:
Lerner, Alan J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Lerner, Alan Jay
Subject:
Musical revues, comedies, etc
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Voice
Subject:
Theater - Broadway & Musical Revue
Subject:
Music-Vocal Scores
Publication Date:
19800331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.75 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "A candid, humorous, and often very touching account of the mingled joy and anguish of life in the theater. Nobody knows that life better than Alan Lerner and nobody has a sharper eye--the quick likenesses he draws of his contemporaries are as piquant as John Aubrey's." --Brendan Gill
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