Lives and Letters

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 26 avr. 2011 - 448 pages

The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, Lives and Letters spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated writers and performers in film, theater, and dance, and some of the more curious iconic public figures of our times.

From the world of literature, Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Judith Krantz, John Steinbeck, and Rudyard Kipling; the controversies surrounding Bruno Bettelheim and Elia Kazan; and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her editor, Maxwell Perkins.

From dance and theater, Isadora Duncan and Margot Fonteyn, Serge Diaghilev and George Balanchine, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse.

In Hollywood, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, Douglas Fairbanks and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead and Katharine Hepburn, Mae West and Anna May Wong.

In New York, Diana Vreeland, the Trumps, and Gottlieb's own take on the contretemps that followed his replacing William Shawn at The New Yorker.

And so much more . . .

 

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as the other reviewer said, an odd little collection but interesting in its oddity. learned that jacques d'amboise is not french but irish, that elliott roosevelt had written entertaining detective novels featuring his mother. Consulter l'avis complet

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This collection of pieces about actors, dancers, literary figures, and others shows that Gottlieb (former publisher, Alfred A. Knopf; Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt) always knows what he's writing ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

TALLULAH BANKHEAD Dahling
3
SARAH BERNHARDT The Drama of Sarah Bernhardt
14
BRUNO BETTELHEIM The Case of Dr B
28
BING CROSBY Going His Way
40
SERGE DIAGHILEV The Impresario
46
MINOU DROUET A Lost Child
52
ISADORA DUNCAN Free Spirit
65
ELEONORA DUSE La Duse
75
THE WINDSORS The Duke the Duchess and Their Jimmy
235
ANNA MAY WONG Orientally Yours
242
Who Was Charles Dickens?
251
The Years with Thurber
264
The House That Gershwin Built
278
Max and Marjorie An Editorial Love Story
289
Becky in the Movies Vanity Fair
299
Parsing the Thirties Nearly Anything Goes
307

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS The Silent Superstar
89
MARGOT FONTEYN The Art of Pleasing
101
JUDY GARLAND Something Happened on the Way to Oz
112
LILLIAN GISH LongDistance Runner
118
FRANCINE DU PLESSIX GRAY Him + Her Them
132
KATHARINE HEPBURN Bringing Up Biographer
146
HARRY HOUDINI The Escape Artist
153
JOSEPH JEFFERSON The Man Who Was Rip Van Winkle
167
ELIA KAZAN Anger Saves
180
THE MITFORDS Those Mitford Girls
193
SCOTT PETERSON American Zero
200
THE ROYALS Di the Queen and I
208
PORFIRIO RUBIROSA Man of Pleasure
218
DIANA VREELAND The Fabulous DV
224
MAE WEST Come Up and Signify Me
231
Analyze That HD Bryher and Freud
318
Astaire to ZopyZopy The International Encyclopedia of Dance
324
FastTalking Dames
332
Artists in Exile
336
The Hitmaker George S Kaufman
346
The Storyteller Rudyard Kipling
358
LitFlicks
368
The Case of John Steinbeck
376
White House Whodunits
389
Scrutiny Bound
396
Am I Judith Krantz?
405
My New York City Ballet
409
Ms Adler The New Yorker and Me
418
Acknowledgments
425
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À propos de l'auteur (2011)

Robert Gottlieb was the president, publisher, and editor in chief of Alfred A. Knopf, and the editor of The New Yorker. He contributes to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, and The New York Observer.

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