Books by Ernest Lehman

Released: May 30, 2000

"But if you like prose pale as a shark's belly, they do just fine."
Before his fame as a screenwriter (North by Northwest, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, etc.), Lehman wrote short stories, the most famous of which, "Tell Me About It Tomorrow," became the hugely atmospheric, sleazy film classic Sweet Smell of Success (1957), whose totally artificial but fabulously acidic dialogue was boosted by co-screenwriter Clifford Odets's razory cynicism. Read full book review >