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Author: Michael White
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colorful, prolific stage, film, and television producer Michael "Chalky" White was born in Scotland was sent, at the age of seven, to a Swiss private school which he hated. He studied at the Sorbonne, worked on Wall Street, and as assistant to Sir Peter Daubeny, making contacts with Brecht's Berliner Ensemble, the Moscow Art Theatre and the Comédie Française--internationally renowned companies then at their peak.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Michael, 1936-
Empty seats.
London : H. Hamilton, 1984
(OCoLC)558417563
Named Person: Michael White; Michael White; Michael White; Michael White; Michael White
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael White
ISBN: 0241113482 9780241113486
OCLC Number: 12262339
Description: 193 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, black and white photographs ; 25 cm
Contents: From the lighthouse to the White Barn --
An international guide to the theatre --
West meets east --
From 'Cambridge Circus' to 'Oblomov' --
How to be a producer --
Happenings --
I am desired by the Lord Chamberlain --
'Loot' --
'Soldiers' --
'Oh! Calcutta!' --
Partners --
A star is someone to whom no-one tells the truth --
From 'Rocky Horror' to Dame Edna --
'Chorus Line' --
Movies --
'I'.
Responsibility: by Michael White.

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Colorful, prolific stage, film, and television producer Michael "Chalky" White was born in Scotland was sent, at the age of seven, to a Swiss private school which he hated. He studied at the Sorbonne, worked on Wall Street, and as assistant to Sir Peter Daubeny, making contacts with Brecht's Berliner Ensemble, the Moscow Art Theatre and the Comédie Française--internationally renowned companies then at their peak. In 1960, he brought Merce Cunningham and John Cage to London for the first time and created a new market for modern dance. A legendary social butterfly, he was an enthusiastic and generous host who delighted in mixing up stars from film, theater, fashion and rock music with aristocrats and civilians, keeping Swinging London swinging. In his recitation of the events of his extraordinary showbusiness life, White describes how he helped put the Monty Python team on the map and made a fortune on The Rocky Horror Show and A Chorus Line. Fabulous fun for theater fans.

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