Talk About Movies and Plays With the People Who Make Them
Paperback ISBN: 1565846338
Gathers interviews with Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Carol Channing, Arthur Miller, James Cagney, Pauline Kael, Federico Fellini, Sybil Thorndike, James Baldwin, William Saroyan, Edward Albee, and Zero Mostel
A Life in Darkness and Light
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 006039322x
A portrait of the iconic filmmaker traces his six-decade career and numerous works, noting his role in the establishment of industry standards and the characteristics most associated with his persona while offering insight into his private, professional, and family life. 26,000 first printing.
Harpo Speaks... About New York
Hardcover ISBN: 1892145065
Long before vaudeville, Broadway, and the silver screen, Harpo Marx had triumphed on the greatest stage of all: New York City. For a kid on the streets in 1902, every day demanded wit and improvisation. Beyond the door of the tenement at 179 East 93rd Street lay rival gangs, lucky breaks, failed hustles. While his mother, Minnie, was occupied elsewhere—planning her unruly brood’s ultimate destiny—Harpo roamed the streets doing what any self-respecting second-grade dropout would: grabbing the family’s one left-foot skate and heading to Central Park, preparing for the bonfires of a Tammany election night, and hopping on the El to watch “the Gods in Valhalla—which is to say, the New York Giants in the Polo Grounds.” With an unforgettable cast of characters, and set against turn-of-the-century Manhattan, Harpo Speaks . . . About New York overflows with the optimism and sweetness of the kid who, on the off-chance that “Sandy Claus” just might remember him, never forgot to hang his stocking in the airshaft on Christmas Eve.
Gilda Radner : A Sort of Love Story
Paperback ISBN: 1557832765
In a series of funny, tender, and touching dialogues, former Saturday Night Live writer Zweibel recalls his buddy-and-almost-lover friendship with SNL actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Zweibel claims he "merely scribbled the dialogues playing in my head," and, indeed, these recreated conversations have a neurotic, sarcastic, and vulnerable air of aunthenticity. The actress and writer become fast friends on the SNL set and segue into personal revelation.