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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
448 pages
Product Description
<DIV><DIV><P>The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, <I>Lives and Letters </I>spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated writers and performers in film, theater, and dance, and some of the more curious iconic public figures of our times.</P><P>From the world of literature, Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Judith Krantz, John Steinbeck, and Rudyard Kipling; the controversies surrounding Bruno Bettelheim and Elia Kazan; and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her editor, Maxwell Perkins.</P><P>From dance and theater, Isadora Duncan and Margot Fonteyn, Serge Diaghilev and George Balanchine, Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse.</P><P>In Hollywood, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, Douglas Fairbanks and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead and Katharine Hepburn, Mae West and Anna May Wong.</P><P>In New York, Diana Vreeland, the Trumps, and Gottlieb’s own take on the contretemps that followed his replacing William Shawn at <I>The New Yorker</I>.</P><P>And so much more . . .</P></DIV></DIV>