GREAT STORIES ABOUT SHOW BUSINESS by Jerry D.-Ed. Lewis

GREAT STORIES ABOUT SHOW BUSINESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The theater -- on stage and off -- is the core of these 27 selections from previously published books and it pulls in quite an assembly of authors from Bemelmans to Thurber. Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man, O'Henry's The Furnished Room, John O'Hara's Drawing Room ""B"" are companions for other tales from Arnold Bennett, Louis Bromfield, Irvin S. Cobb, Noel Coward, Richard Harding Davis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Galsworthy, Ben Hecht, Ring Lardner, Sinclair Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, Dorothy Parker, Damon Runyon, Budd Schulberg, G.B.S., Irwin Shaw -- and more. Would-be as well as successful actors and actresses, writers and producers, domestic and imported are part of the large cast engaged in entertainment only and the effects vary from near monologues to small satires, from melodrama to the smart switch, from simple tales to more ambitious productions. Not literary masterpieces necessarily but interesting coverage.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1957
Publisher: Coward-McCann