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Kaufman and Co: Broadway Comedies
George S. Kaufman
1931082677
October 2004
Hardcover
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
Like many uncommonly funny people, George S. Kaufman could be difficult, headstrong, irascible, arrogant and overbearing, yet he was the ultimate team player. If Ronald Reagan was the Great Communicator, Kaufman was the Great Collaborator. Over a show-business career that spanned more than four decades, he teamed up with various gifted writers to produce hugely popular Broadway plays and musicals, many of which were turned into hugely popular Hollywood movies -- "Of Thee I Sing," "Dinner at Eight," "Stage Door," "You Can't Take It With You," "The Man Who Came to Dinner" -- and he directed many of them as well, which is to say that he presided over collaborative undertakings involving scores, even hundreds, of people. When word arrived that Kaufman was to be honored with his own...


You Can't Take It with You: A Comedy In Three Acts
Moss Hart
0822212870
October 1937
Paperback
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Three Plays by Kaufman and Hart
George S. Kaufman
0613293622
Dec 1988
Hardcover
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Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire
Michael T. Kaufman
037570549X
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
George Soros was once described as "the only private citizen [of the U.S.] who has his own foreign policy." In this penetrating biography, Michael Kaufman explores the multifaceted life of a man who instead describes himself as "a financial, philanthropic, and philosophical speculator."

Like Intel chairman Andrew Grove, whose memoir Swimming Across touches on some of the same territory, Soros grew up as the scion of a Hungarian Jewish family, many of whose members did not survive the Holocaust. Inclined toward philosophy (a field in which he sometimes writes even today, though many philosophers wish he would not), Soros escaped to England, and later America, and put his sharp mind to work making a huge fortune. Not content to live a leisurely or unexamined life, Soros put more than $1 billion to use in bettering the...



3 Plays by Kaufman & Hart
George S. Kaufman
0802150640
Dec 1988
Paperback
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The Man Who Came to Dinner
Moss Hart
0822207257
October 1939
Paperback
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The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
James Traub
0375759786
December 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The first part of Traub's learned cultural history focuses on Times Square (originally Longacre Square before it was renamed in 1904) when it was the center of New York'sâ€"and the nation'sâ€"entertainment industry. Evoking the Runyonesque worlds of vaudeville, burlesque, speakeasies, gangsters and molls, the author provides lots of glamorous information about old Times Square and its most recognizable inventionâ€"oversized electronic signs or "spectaculars." Part two opens in the 1970s after Hollywood, suburbanization and television had marginalized live entertainment and its capital, turning Times Square into a haven for drug dealers and prostitutes, "a disease to be cured." This section, on the rebirth of Times Square, is particularly valuable for showing how private interests and...


Stage Door
Edna Ferber
082221069X
January 1998
Paperback
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California Colonial Homes: Case Studies with Prominent Architects
Jerry Cooke
076432392X
January 2006
Hardcover
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Three Comedies
George S. S. Kaufman
1557833346
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman inebriated America during the Prohibition Twenties, then made everyone forget the Depression in the Thiries via gales of sophisticated laughter. The dynamic playwriting duo created three smash hits together: The Royal Family (1927) * Dinner at Eight (1932) * and Stage Door (1936. All three plays were promptly made by Hollywood into equally famous films - Dinner at Eight with Jean Harlow; Stage Door with a young Katharine Hepburn and Lucille Ball; and the Royal Family of Broadway with Frederic March.


Amicable Parting
George S. Kaufman
0822200384
October 1957
Paperback
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I'd Rather Be Right: A Musical Revue
George S. Kaufman
141799228X
June 2005
Paperback
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