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Kaufman, George S. (George Simon) 1889-1961

Overview
Works: 624 works in 1,504 publications in 4 languages and 36,256 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Humor  Fiction  Comedy films 
Roles: Librettist, Author of screenplay, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Lyricist, Composer, Actor, Author of dialog, Author of introduction, Producer, Originator, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3521.A727, 791.4372
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A night at the opera by Sam Wood ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal, to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan
Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies by George S Kaufman ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects plays written by George Kaufman in collaboration with other writers, including "Dinner at Eight," "Animal Crackers," "Stage Door," and "You Can't Take It With You."
You can't take it with you; a play by George S Kaufman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1935 and 1981 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1937
The royal family : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman ( Book )
30 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Oct. 8, 2009
The solid gold Cadillac; a comedy by Howard Teichmann ( Book )
18 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"According to Chapman in the New York News, "begins with the annual stockholders meeting and election of officers of a colossal manufacturing empire called General Products. Some new officers, old ones being moved up a notch, must be elected because the president of the corporation has taken a big government post in Washington and has been forced to sell his stock at a profit of three million dollars. The election is going smoothly and the meeting is about over when a timid old lady who owns 10 shares, asks if she can ask a question. She has read every page of the annual report and she wants to know why the chairman of the board is being paid $170,000 a year, and how many hours he works to earn this money. She puts one mild query after another, and pretty soon the new officers hush her up by giving her a phony job at $150 a week." She is to be a kind of liaison officer for the other minority stockholders. She takes her job seriously and writes chatty, friendly letters to the other minority stockholders-asking about their health, their children, and the weather, and makes solid friendships with the small stockholders. The officers of the corporation become a bit uneasy at this, and they're all set to fire her when she discovers that a small firm that General Products has just forced into bankruptcy is its own subsidiary firm! Using this as gentle means of prodding the directors, the little old lady keeps her own job. When the former president learns what a mess the current directors are making of his business, however, he resigns from his government job, and the big fight is on to regain control of his own business. Things look dark indeed, the wicked directors are about to triumph, and our nice old lady is fired, when the proxies of all the small stockholders start pouring in, and thanks to them the little old lady and former president foil the wicked Board of Directors."--Publisher's description
Six plays by Kaufman and Hart by George S Kaufman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1930 and 1990 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six plays by George S Kaufman ( Book )
25 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten great musicals of the American theatre by Stanley Richards ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes the librettos: Of thee I sing, Porgy and Bess, One touch of Venus, Brigadoon, Kiss me Kate, West Side story, Gypsy, Fiddler on the roof, 1776, and Company
Dinner at eight by George S Kaufman ( Book )
20 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typescript, dated Jan. 18, 2003
The Marx Brothers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monkey business: While stowing away on a ship to America, the boys get involuntarily pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters
Stage door; a play by Edna Ferber ( Book )
35 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts the fears, setbacks and daily struggles of aspiring young actors and actresses, and, for the very few, stardom and success
Three plays by George S Kaufman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the scripts of three plays, including "Once in a Lifetime," a satire about how three vaudevillians achieve success in Hollywood; "You Can't Take It With You," telling what happens when Alice, a member of an eccentric family brings home a Wall Street boyfriend; and "The Man Who Came to Dinner," the story of a lecturer who disrupts the lives of a family when he slips on the ice outside their home and outstays his welcome
I'd rather be right by George S Kaufman ( Book )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who came to dinner by George S Kaufman ( Book )
17 editions published between 1932 and 1981 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ford's Theatre, Sam H. Harris presents "The Man Who Came to Dinner," a new comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, with Alexander Woollcott, setting by Donald Oenslager
Of thee I sing, a musical play by George S Kaufman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1932 and 1950 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Imperial Theatre, Imperial Theatre Corporation, lessee, Dierecton Messrs. Lee and J.J. Shubert. Sam H. Harris presents "Of Thee I Sing," a new musical comedy, book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, with William Gaxton, Lois Moran, Victor Moore, book staged by George S. Kaufman, singing and dancing ensembles staged by Georgie Hale, settings by Jo Mielziner, orchestra under the direction of Eugene Fuerst
Silk stockings by Cole Porter ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stern lady communist comes to Paris to retrieve three wayward comrades and a Russian composer, but instead warms up to capitalist attractions
Beggar on horseback, a play in two parts by George S Kaufman ( Book )
19 editions published between 1924 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who came to dinner : comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of thee I sing ; Let 'em eat cake by George Gershwin ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1932 and 2002 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A night at the opera by George S Kaufman ( Book )
19 editions published between 1935 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kaufman, G. S. 1889-1961
Kaufman, Georg S. 1889-1961
Kaufman, George 1889-1961
Kaufman, George S.
Kaufman, George S. 1889-1961
Kaufman, George Simon.
Kaufman, George Simon 1889-1961
קאופמאן, ג'ורג' ס.
קאופמן, ג'ורג' ס 1889-1961
جورج كوفمان، 1889-1961
Languages
English (393)
German (2)
French (2)
Italian (2)
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