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Act One: An Autobiography by Moss Hart

Act One: An Autobiography

by Moss Hart

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    The Street Where I Live by Alan Jay Lerner (johnredmond)
    johnredmond: Similar subject matter (American theatre and musical theatre); similar period (mid 20th-century); and similar dramatis personae (Hart worked with Lerner on My Fair Lady and Camelot)... but most of all similar delightfully humorous memoirs
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    Diary of a mad playwright by James Kirkwood (SomeGuyInVirginia)

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Fairly entertaining, but Hart's descriptions of George S. Kaufman were more entertaining than those of his own life. ( )
  AliceAnna | Sep 9, 2014 |
A favourite of mine. Still reread it regularly. Some incredibly funny scenes and a great story.
  johnredmond | Mar 20, 2010 |
A book I read many, many years ago. Quite enjoyable as a portrait of the theater of its day. I especially remember the stories about Hart's collaboration with Kaufman on the comedy 'Once in a Lifetime'. ( )
  ffortsa | Dec 22, 2009 |
Inspiration for anyone who wants to be an artist of any sort. He really does learn from the misfortunes of his life, and he works so hard, too. ( )
  picardyrose | Mar 2, 2007 |
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Moss Hart was in the thick of American theater when everyone wore black tie on opening night and the world's most witty people entertained each other around a grand piano at late-night supper parties. It's an era of glamour that will never come again, but we have Hart's words on paper, and that is no small thing. A renowned director and theatrical collaborator, the brilliant Hart died too soon after the curtain went up on Act Two. If you want to know what it was like to be on the inside track in NYC in the '30s, '40s and '50s, here's a good place to find out.

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The author, a successful playwright, recounts his lifelong involvement in the theater.

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