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American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building

Claudia Roth Pierpont
Format
Book
Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Uniform Title
Essays
Related Title
New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
ISBN
9780374104405, 0374104409, 9780374708771
Summary
"Incisive biographical profiles of some of the most iconic American artists and creations of the twentieth century"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Cries and Whispers : Edith Wharton
  • For Love and Money : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Behind the Mask : Bert Williams and Stepin Fetchit
  • Jazzbo : George Gershwin
  • The Silver Spire : The Chrysler Building
  • Tough Guy : Dashiell Hammett
  • The Collector : Peggy Guggenheim
  • Born For The Part : Katharine Hepburn
  • The Player Kings : Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier
  • Method Man : Marlon Brando
  • Another Country : James Baldwin
  • A Raised Voice : Nina Simone.
Description
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
  • "Many of these essays were previously published, in slightly different form, in The New Yorker"--Title page verso.
  • Includes index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
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