Original Story By

A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood

Series: Applause Books
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Softcover
Author: Arthur Laurents

Here is the original story of a true original, the celebrated and internationally renowned director, playwright and screenwriter Arthur Laurents, whose creative genius continues to energize American stage and screen today. Say his name, and images of West Side Story, Gypsy, Anastasia, The Turning Point, and The Way We Were appear. Laurents' highly praised memoir is a dazzling portrait of his life – as he recounts the great moments, the trials and the joys of his incredible career. He takes us into his world, peopled with the creative artists, directors, actors and personalities who came of age in the theatre and in Hollywood after WWII. Later, back in New York, he writes about jump-starting Barbra Streisand's career by casting her in I Can Get It for You Wholesale. He writes about the creation of Gypsy with Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim. And he writes about coming together in a complex, fraught collaboration with his three old pals, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Sondheim for West Side Story. Throughout, Laurents is funny, fierce, and frank – a life recounted as richly as it was lived. “This is a historic work. A 'must' for show biz mavens.” – LIZ SMITH, Newsday & Syndicated

$18.95 (US)
Inventory #HL 00314474
ISBN: 9781557834676
UPC: 073999144741
Publisher Code: 1557834679
Width: 6.0"
Length: 9.0"
448 pages

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