Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Original Story by Arthur Laurents

Just finished a show-biz autobiography titled "Original Story" by Arthur Laurents. A bit too much coverage of his sex life for me, but the sections devoted to his involvement with some of his most lasting successes were interesting for their behind the scenes information. To read a bit about "Home of the Brave," "The Time of the Cuckoo," "West Side Story," and "Gypsy," you might want to dip selectively into this volume. Reports about his personal interactions with folks such as Barbra Streisand, Katharine Hepburn, Shirley Booth, Leonard Berstein, Jerry Robbins, and David Merrick also more than fulfill the vicarious tastes of show biz gossip devotees.

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