Lives and Letters
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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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - mahallett - LibraryThing
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
Lives and LettersAvis d'utilisateur - Book Verdict
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
THE WINDSORS The Duke the Duchess and Their Jimmy
ANNA MAY WONG Orientally Yours
Who Was Charles Dickens?
The Years with Thurber
The House That Gershwin Built
Max and Marjorie An Editorial Love Story
Becky in the Movies Vanity Fair
Parsing the Thirties Nearly Anything Goes
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS The Silent Superstar
MARGOT FONTEYN The Art of Pleasing
JUDY GARLAND Something Happened on the Way to Oz
LILLIAN GISH LongDistance Runner
FRANCINE DU PLESSIX GRAY Him + Her Them
KATHARINE HEPBURN Bringing Up Biographer
HARRY HOUDINI The Escape Artist
JOSEPH JEFFERSON The Man Who Was Rip Van Winkle
ELIA KAZAN Anger Saves
THE MITFORDS Those Mitford Girls
SCOTT PETERSON American Zero
THE ROYALS Di the Queen and I
PORFIRIO RUBIROSA Man of Pleasure
DIANA VREELAND The Fabulous DV
MAE WEST Come Up and Signify Me
Analyze That HD Bryher and Freud
Astaire to ZopyZopy The International Encyclopedia of Dance
Artists in Exile
The Hitmaker George S Kaufman
The Storyteller Rudyard Kipling
The Case of John Steinbeck
White House Whodunits
Am I Judith Krantz?
My New York City Ballet
Ms Adler The New Yorker and Me