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Lorenz Hart : a poet on Broadway

Author: Frederick W Nolan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway presents the public triumphs of a true genius of the American musical theatre, and the personal tragedies of a man his friend the singer Mabel Mercer described as "the saddest man I ever knew." Author Frederick Nolan began researching this definitive biography in 1968, tracking down and interviewing Hart's friends and collaborators one by one, including a remarkable conversation with
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nolan, Frederick W., 1931-
Lorenz Hart.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)639353937
Named Person: Lorenz Hart; Lorenz Hart; Lorenz Hart; Lorenz Hart; Lorenz Hart
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick W Nolan
ISBN: 0195068378 9780195068375
OCLC Number: 27070969
Description: x, 390 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Frederick Nolan.
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Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway presents the public triumphs of a true genius of the American musical theatre, and the personal tragedies of a man his friend the singer Mabel Mercer described as "the saddest man I ever knew." Author Frederick Nolan began researching this definitive biography in 1968, tracking down and interviewing Hart's friends and collaborators one by one, including a remarkable conversation with Richard Rodgers himself.

A veritable who's who of Broadway's golden age, including Joshua Logan, Gene Kelly, George Abbott, and many more, recall their uncensored and often hilarious, sometimes poignant memories of the cigar-chomping impresario who composed some of the best lyrics ever concocted for the Broadway stage, but who remained forever lost and lonely in the crowds of hangers-on he attracted.

A portrait of Hart emerges as a Renaissance man and endearing bon vivant conflicted by his homosexuality and ultimately torn apart by alcoholism.

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