"Still, this is an extremely readable book about an important, underappreciated director; like all the best musicals, it is styled with an airy mix of gravity and joy. (39 b&w photos, not seen)"
Well-paced, deftly wrought show-biz biography of the director whom Jean-Luc Godard called ``the master of the musical.'' While Donen's name may not be a familiar one, he was responsible, either as director or codirector, for a substantial number of notable films, from Singin' in the Rain to Funny Face and Charade (the book's introduction is by Audrey Hepburn).
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