The Dramatic Story that Capitvated a Generation
With this new edition, the classic best-selling autobiography by the late playwright Moss Hart returns to print in the thirtieth anniversary of its original publication. Issued in tandem with Kitty, the revealing autobiography of his wife, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Act One, is a landmark memoir that influenced a generation of theatergoers, dramatists, and general book readers everywhere. The book eloquently chronicles Moss Hart's impoverished childhood in the Bronx and Brooklyn and his long, determined struggle to his first theatrical Broadway success, Once in a Lifetime. One of the most celebrated American theater books of the twentieth century and a glorious memorial to a bygone age, Act One if filled with all the wonder, drama, and heartbreak that surrounded Broadway in the 1920s and the years before World War II.
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An enchanting look at a by gone era as revealed by a masterful story teller. Moss Hart's "Act One" allows the reader to be at his side as he struggles to rise from poverty to fame. It's no wonder he succeeded in that quest, difficult as it was, and it was exceedingly difficult.
You, the reader, will cheer his successes and feel the pain of his let downs. Travel this journey with him my friend. You will not be disappointed.