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Author Pierpont, Claudia Roth.

Title American rhapsody : writers, musicians, millionaires, movie stars, and one great building / Claudia Roth Pierpont.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    810.9005 PIE    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    810.9005 PIE    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Note The majority of essays were previously published in The New Yorker.
Includes index.
Summary "Incisive biographical profiles of some of the most iconic American artists and creations of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
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 -- 20th century.
Added Title Essays. Selections
New Yorker.
ISBN 9780374104405 (hardback)
0374104409 (hardback)

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