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Title American rhapsody : writers, musicians, movie stars, and one great building / Claudia Roth Pierpont.
Author Pierpont, Claudia Roth.
Publication New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition First edition.
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 810.9 P
Note The majority of essays were previously published in The New Yorker.
Summary "Incisive biographical profiles of some of the most iconic American artists and creations of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- Cries and Whispers: Edith Wharton -- For Love and Money: F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Behind the Mask: Bert Williams and Stepin Fetchit -- Jazzbo: George Gershwin -- The Silver Spire: The Chrysler Building -- Tough Guy: Dashiell Hammett -- The Collector: Peggy Guggenheim -- Born For The Part: Katharine Hepburn -- The Player Kings: Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier -- Method Man: Marlon Brando -- Another Country: James Baldwin -- A Raised Voice: Nina Simone.
Subject Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Performing arts -- 20th century -- Biography.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Addl. Author Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Cries and whispers.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. For love and money.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Behind the mask.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Jazzbo.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Silver spire.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Tough guy.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Collector.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Born for the part.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Player kings.
Pierpont, Claudia Roth. Method man.
Addl. Title Essays. Selections
New Yorker.
ISBN 9780374104405 :
0374104409 :

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