WorldCat Identities

May, Elaine 1932-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 371 publications in 5 languages and 8,348 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Film remakes  Farces  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Director, Actor, Performer, Adapter, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Film editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Elaine May
 
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The birdcage by Mike Nichols( Visual )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family: Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife
Small time crooks by Woody Allen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray is an ex-convict who is married to Frenchy, a former stripper. Ray concocts a scheme to rob a bank by digging a tunnel from a defunct pizza place next door. As a cover, Frenchy opens a cookie shop in the storefront while Ray digs in the back. Ray's burglary is a failure, but Frenchy's cookies are a rousing success, and within a year the store has spawned a nationwide franchise that makes both rich. However, while Ray wants to move to Miami and bask in the sun, nouveau riche Frenchy now aspires to join high society, with posh art dealer David as her guide
Heaven can wait by Warren Beatty( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Pendleton, a Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally goes to heaven after a car accident, and returns to earth in the body of another man who was a corporate giant. After deciding to resume his place with the Rams (by purchasing the team), Pendleton must also deal with the consequences of the former businessman's actions
California suite by Herbert Ross( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five couples have come to the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles for diverse reasons, and they must all confront some rather amusing personal dilemmas
A new leaf( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry, refuses to give him a dime, so Henry devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler to make his money the old-fashioned way--he can marry it."--Container
Adaptation by Elaine May( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a contest, played like Parcheesi, in which the contestant advances or is sent back through the seven ages of man. The Author has written a parody of life with such incisiveness that it becomes life Swift in its barbs. The play creates a picture of man from birth until death, with all its madness, with all its familiarity and with all its nonsense. What's more, a quartet consisting of the games master, the male players and the female players assist the incomparable contestant from "mewling infant" to "second childishness and mere oblivion." Incident after incident makes you laugh and suddenly makes you stop and think that maybe you're laughing at yourself
Mikey and Nicky by Elaine May( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicky has embezzled a fortune from his Mafia bosses and is on the run. Nicky's only friend, Mikey tries to help him escape; or will he lead him into a trap?
Power plays by Elaine May( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birdcage : the shooting script by Elaine May( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not enough rope, a drama in one act by Elaine May( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heartbreak kid by Elaine May( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenny Cantrow, an ambitious 27-year-old sporting goods salesman, meets a girl named Lila in a Manhattan singles bar. Following a brief courtship, Lenny proposes marriage. On their honeymoon in Florida, Lenny decides that he's made a mistake. Lenny falls head over heels in love with a college student vacationing with her wealthy parents but there is one small complication -- he is a newlywed
Power plays : three one-act plays by Elaine May( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Simon's the heartbreak kid( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenny Cantrow (Grodin), an ambitious 27-year-old sporting goods salesman, meets a girl named Lila (Berlin) in a Manhattan singles bar. Following a brief courtship, Lenny proposes marriage. On their honeymoon in Florida, Lenny decides that he's made a mistake. Lenny falls head over heels in love with a college student (Shepherd) vacationing with her wealthy parents but there is one small complication-- he's a newlywed!
In retrospect some of the things you've always wanted to know about a lot of stuff-- but never bothered to ask by Mike Nichols( Recording )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of comedy skits completely improvised at the recording session
Taller than a dwarf : a play by Elaine May( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adult entertainment : a play by Elaine May( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Such good friends by Otto Preminger( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Messinger is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her conventional facade. Her husband Richard checks into the hospital for a simple mole removal that goes seriously wrong
Highlights from the Broadway production "An evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May" by Mike Nichols( Recording )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the Broadway production which opened October 8, 1960
Improvisations to music by Mike Nichols( Recording )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Berlin, Elaine.

Berlin, Elaine 1932-

Dale, Esther

Dale, Esther 1932-

Elaine May actrice américaine

Elaine May regista, sceneggiatrice e attrice statunitense

Elaine May US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Илейн Мей

Илэйн Мэй киноактриса, кинорежиссёр, киносценарист США

الین می فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

ایلین مئے

エレイン・メイ

Languages
English (161)

French (5)

Spanish (4)

German (2)

Italian (2)

Covers
Primary colorsSmall time crooksCalifornia suiteThe birdcage : the shooting scriptPower plays : three one-act plays