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The grand surprise : the journals of Leo Lerman

Author: Leo Lerman; Stephen Pascal
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A remarkable life and a remarkable voice emerge from the journals, letters, and memoirs of Leo Lerman: writer, critic, editor at Condé Nast, and man about town at the center of New York's artistic and social circles from the 1940s until his death in 1994. Lerman's contributions to the world of the arts were large and varied: he wrote on theater, dance, music, art, books, and movies for publications as diverse as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lerman, Leo, 1914-1994.
Grand surprise.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608046117
Online version:
Lerman, Leo, 1914-1994.
Grand surprise.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608168842
Named Person: Leo Lerman; Leo Lerman; Leo Lerman; Leo Lerman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Lerman; Stephen Pascal
ISBN: 9781400044399 1400044391
OCLC Number: 71779080
Description: xxix, 654 p., [40] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Call it friendship, call it love --
I knew I had come home --
Everyone's giving parties --
They have all hurried away --
The migration of treasures --
Opening night every day --
A glorious sojourn --
Rather like being jilted --
Who do they think I am? --
The other end of the street.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Pascal.
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"A remarkable life and a remarkable voice emerge from the journals, letters, and memoirs of Leo Lerman: writer, critic, editor at Condé Nast, and man about town at the center of New York's artistic and social circles from the 1940s until his death in 1994. Lerman's contributions to the world of the arts were large and varied: he wrote on theater, dance, music, art, books, and movies for publications as diverse as Mademoiselle and The New York Times. He was features editor at Vogue and editor in chief of Vanity Fair. He launched careers and trends, exposing the American public to new talents, fashions, and ideas. He was a legendary party host as well, counting Marlene Dietrich, Maria Callas, and Truman Capote among his intimates, and celebrities like Cary Grant, Jackie Onassis, Isak Dinesen, and Margot Fonteyn as part of his larger circle. But his personal accounts and correspondence reveal him also as having an unusually rich and complex private life, mourning the cultivated emigre world of 1930s and 1940s New York City, reflecting on being Jewish and an openly homosexual man, and intimately evoking his two most important lifelong relationships."--from publisher's description.

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