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Diary of a mad playwright

Author: James Kirkwood
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kirkwood, James, 1930-1989.
Diary of a mad playwright.
New York : Dutton, ©1989
(OCoLC)647515291
Named Person: James Kirkwood; James Kirkwood
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: James Kirkwood
ISBN: 0525247610 9780525247616
OCLC Number: 18871696
Description: xxv, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preproduction. What to do with the baby? ; Mike Nichols ; Elvis Presley rears his head ; The Presley/Legends! game ; Middle mess ; Chasing Peter Pan ; Meeting Peter Pan ; The summer of my discontent ; Closing in on Mary ; Well, we did ; Hello, Dolly! ; Hurdles ; One tiny little hiccup ; Other problems, etc ; How Carol Channing became Carol Channing ; Casting ; Countdown --
Act I. Legends!/N.Y. to L.A. ; Off and running ; Off and stumbling ; Life upstages art ; Mary Christmas ; The final push ; Dallas, here we come ; The dread Turk arrives ; Curtain up --
Act II. Opening night ; Post-opening oddities ; More oddities ; Preopening bumps, thumps, and grinds in L.A. ; The Los Angeles open ; Los Angeles opening fallout ; Work, fear, and loathing in New York ; Work, fear and loathing in L.A. ; Getting out of L.A. the hard way ; Approaching the Frisco quake ; San Francisco ; Muddles and middles ; A miracle in Phoenix ; The week that was --
Act III. Back in the red again ; It happened in Boston ; Tomorrow came ; Fallout ; Final mistake ; Careful...! ; Ping-pong ; The Palm Beach story --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James Kirkwood.

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