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Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Ship Without a Sail by Gary Marmorstein

A Ship Without a Sail by Gary Marmorstein (Simon & Shusteris a new biography of Lorenz Hart - one of the greatest of all Broadway lyricists. It's not just the music - it's also a tale of law suits and litigation. Of chicanery and contested wills - compelling.
He was the son of hustler and grafter, Max Hart. At Columbia University, Lorenz Hart met a younger student, Richard Rodgers. They would eventually write 26 Broadway musicals over a period of roughly 20 years, as well as several Hollywood film musicals. A sometimes exuberant, sometimes troubled artist, Hart wrote the lyrics to hundreds of songs, many of which have become standards in the American Songbook.
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

fascinating! Iloved this man's talent
Liz

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