skip to content
A mad, mad, mad, mad world : a life in Hollywood Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A mad, mad, mad, mad world : a life in Hollywood

Author: Stanley Kramer; Thomas H Coffey
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
He proudly calls himself "the most frequently picketed producer in movie history" - a distinction he richly earned by taking on some of the most controversial subjects of our time. In the process, he directed or produced such classics of the American cinema as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, High Noon, On the Beach, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Defiant Ones, Champion, Inherit the Wind, Ship of Fools, Death of a
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kramer, Stanley.
Mad, mad, mad, mad world.
New York : Harcourt Brace, c1997
(OCoLC)605183837
Named Person: Stanley Kramer; Stanley Kramer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Kramer; Thomas H Coffey
ISBN: 0151549583 9780151549580
OCLC Number: 36037868
Notes: Filmography: p. [235]-239.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Stanley Kramer with Thomas H. Coffey.

Abstract:

He proudly calls himself "the most frequently picketed producer in movie history" - a distinction he richly earned by taking on some of the most controversial subjects of our time. In the process, he directed or produced such classics of the American cinema as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, High Noon, On the Beach, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Defiant Ones, Champion, Inherit the Wind, Ship of Fools, Death of a Salesman, and The Caine Mutiny.

He is Stanley Kramer, and now for the first time he tells his story - from a boyhood some eighty years ago in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan to the present. The actors and actresses he hired during his long career reads like a Who's Who of the golden age of American film: Marlon Brando, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lee Marvin, Kirk Douglas, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Sidney Poitier, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh.

Unafraid and fiercely independent, Kramer is regarded by many of today's leading filmmakers as an important forerunner for his willingness to tell any story, treat any subject, and overturn any sacred cow in pursuit of a film of substance.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36037868>
library:oclcnum"36037868"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/36037868>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107730>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Motion picture producers and directors--United States"@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:copyrightYear"1997"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1997"
schema:description"He proudly calls himself "the most frequently picketed producer in movie history" - a distinction he richly earned by taking on some of the most controversial subjects of our time. In the process, he directed or produced such classics of the American cinema as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, High Noon, On the Beach, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Defiant Ones, Champion, Inherit the Wind, Ship of Fools, Death of a Salesman, and The Caine Mutiny."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/34778315>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:genre"Biography."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"A mad, mad, mad, mad world : a life in Hollywood"@en
schema:numberOfPages"251"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.