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May, Elaine 1932-

Overview
Works: 136 works in 359 publications in 5 languages and 8,087 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fiction  Film remakes  Farces 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Actor, Director, Performer, Adapter, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Elaine May
The birdcage by Mike Nichols( visu )
38 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,825 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( visu )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 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 ( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
An ex-con and his manicurist wife find their get-rich-quick scheme leaves them rolling in dough. When a bank heist takes a comical twist, the couple discovers that cookies pay better than crime. But can money bring happiness?
Heaven can wait by Warren Beatty( visu )
15 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 708 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. Loose remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan
California suite by Herbert Ross( visu )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 496 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 ( visu )
14 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 362 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 274 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( visu )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 273 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 184 libraries worldwide
Not enough rope, a drama in one act by Elaine May( Book )
5 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The birdcage : the shooting script by Elaine May( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The heartbreak kid by Elaine May( visu )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 libraries worldwide
On his honeymoon in Florida, Lenny falls head over heels in love with a college student vacationing with her wealthy parents
Power plays : three one-act plays by Elaine May( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Neil Simon's the heartbreak kid ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 121 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 109 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 libraries worldwide
Adult entertainment : a play by Elaine May( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Highlights from the Broadway production "An evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May" by Mike Nichols( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Highlights from the Broadway production which opened October 8, 1960
Such good friends by Otto Preminger( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 74 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
Improvisations to music by Mike Nichols( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Berlin, Elaine.
Berlin, Elaine 1932-
Dale, Esther
Dale, Esther 1932-
Languages
English (160)
French (5)
Spanish (4)
Italian (2)
German (1)
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