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Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theater
by Jared Brown
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0823078906, Hardcover)• The author is the first person outside the family to have access to Hart’s diary
• Dozens of never-before-published photos—many from his family
• Written with the consent and cooperation of Hart’s widow, Kitty Carlisle Hart, and
• Frank, thoroughly researched, insightful look at the Golden Age of Broadway
• Features interviews with dozens of Hart’s
colleagues, including Gregory Peck, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, and many more
He’s a legend of The Great White Way whose very name is synonymous with the Golden Age of Broadway Moss Hart. In Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theater, acclaimed biographer Jared Brown examines this Pulitzer Prize–winning legend with a meticulously researched, sensitive look at the life and work of a major American artist. Brown examines Hart’s early days writing with George S. Kaufman, his collaborations with Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, and Ira Gershwin, his career as a movie director, and his final act as director of the stage smashes My Fair Lady and Camelot. More than just an assessment of Hart’s career, this is a personal portrait as well, with frank discussions of Hart’s rumored bisexuality, his battles with anxiety and depression, and his marriage. This long-awaited biography, written with the full cooperation of Hart’s family and friends, is truly the definitive picture of a theatrical giant.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:02:10 -0400)
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