NO PEOPLE LIKE SHOW PEOPLE by Maurice Zolotow

NO PEOPLE LIKE SHOW PEOPLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Candid camera profiles of eight of the unique performers of our day highlight the personality quirks, expressions of individuality and the basic talents which have helped them get to and keep at the top of their professions. Talullah Bankhead in all her flamboyance and mastery of theatre; Jimmy Durante and his cult of disparagement; Jed Harris whose eruptive spleen has earned him bitter enemies while his genius as a director is never denied; Jack Benny who epitomizes public humiliation; Oscar Levant whose abnormal sensitivity and psychological maladjustment have resulted in a life of hostility; Frank Fay, whose ignorance of his limitations has formed a pattern of success and failure; Fred Allen who writes in his own footnotes to Zolotow's screening and Ethel Merman whose normality counterbalances all the rest. Here are anecdotes, incidents, and biography which are the background of professional and personal development and which are kept in thoughtful perspective. Entertaining and informative in its field.

Pub Date: July 13th, 1951
Publisher: Random House