Publisher:W.W. Norton & Company Inc, New York, 1978
Dust Jacket:Very Good
W.W. Norton & Company Inc, 1978, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. Dust Jacket price-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The cover is a little sunned along the spine and edges. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . "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 This is a highly personal biography of three great shows: My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi. 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Music; Stage Musicals; United States; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 039307532x. ISBN/EAN: 9780393075328. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5610.