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Wilk, Max

Overview
Works: 154 works in 304 publications in 3 languages and 7,653 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction  Anecdotes  Drama  Comedy films  Interviews  Bio-bibliography  Humor 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Interviewee, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer
Classifications: ML410.R6315, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Max Wilk
OK! : the story of Oklahoma! by Max Wilk( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In vivid detail, this illustrated book tells the story of the landmark musical, beginning with its inception at New York's legendary Theatre Guild. Ok! recounts this first-time collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein; Agnes de Mille's groundbreaking choreography, the grueling tryouts, and most of all, the uncompromising vision of all the artists connected with the production as they strove for theatrical excellence." "Revised and updated, it includes a special section on the Royal National Theatre/Cameron Mackintosh production of Oklahoma!, presented on Broadway in 2002. Ok! The Story of "Oklahoma!" celebrates this watershed work that has taken its place in the pantheon of American musical theatre."--Jacket
The golden age of television : notes from the survivors by Max Wilk( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the blurb: Do you remember when your TV screen was only ten inches wide, when it broadcast only five hours a day, when neighbors came in every Saturday night to watch Sid Caesar and kids were in every afternoon to see Howdy Doody? Max Wilk, one of television's first writers (who is now one of its foremost), has given us a wonderful memoir of the days when the mighty screen was, indeed golden-its creations rough, spontaneous, and unforgettable. These were the days when writers and actors thought nothing of creating an hour-long TV drama once a week and producing it live-The Ford Television Theatre and the Philco Playhouse made James Dean, Grace Kelly, and Paul Newman household names. The mad antics of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca delighted us all, but even writers like Mel Brooks and Woody Allen were hard put to be so funny for so little money and with such tight deadlines. Max Wilt reminisces with Art Carney about his years with "the Great One," Jackie Gleason, and brings us back to those late nights with Steve Allen and Jack Paar when talk shows were still in their infancy. He shows us the love and care (and hysteria) that went into those early TV efforts and lets us in on the heartache and hilarity which were inevitable by-products of attempting to do so much with such primitive resources. Was Jack Benny really as funny off-camera as on? What happened when Jimmy Cagney forgot his lines? Did Julius La Rosa and Arthur Godfrey ever make up? Why was I Love Lucy one of the biggest breakthroughs in TV technology? Max Wilk probes deep into the recesses of the television monolith and makes the fantastic decade of the media's birth and growth truly come alive
They're playing our song ; from Jerome Kern to Stephen Sondheim - the stories behind the words and music of two generations by Max Wilk( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wit and wisdom of Hollywood; from the squaw man to the hatchet man by Max Wilk( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This giant assortment of Hollywood jokes, toasts, anecdotes, letters, footnotes and feuilletons ... is the end result of a pleasant conversation which took place some time back between yours truly [the author] and that eminent wandering wit, Mr. S.J. Perelman"--Intro. v. i
It happened to Jane by Doris Day( Visual )

2 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Osgood a single mom of two finds herself in the live lobster business. When her first big order turns up dead it kills her chances for a successful season. Discovering that budget cuts at the railroad is to blame she goes up against the railroad's tyrannical owner to make this season not a complete loss
Schmucks with Underwoods : conversations with Hollywood's classic screenwriters by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are face-to-face interviews with some of the historic giants of the industry, spanning the silent era to the 1970s, including Billy Wilder, Sidney Buchman (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), Donald Ogden Stewart (The Philadelphia Story), Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich (It's a Wonderful Life), Evan Hunter (The Birds), John Collier, Edmund Hartmann, Preston Sturges, and many more."--Jacket
American treasure hunt : the legacy of Israel Sack by Harold Sack( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represented by Audrey Wood by Audrey Wood( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And did you once see Sidney plain? : a random memoir of S.J. Perelman by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving picture boys by Max Wilk( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of The sound of music by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

''The Sound of Music'' was the last - and most successful - collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. This book tells the story of the making of the show, from the first rough ideas through the tryouts, fine tuning, and eventual triumph
Memory lane, 1890 to 1925; ragtime, jazz, foxtrot and other popular music and music covers by Max Wilk( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture and finale : Rodgers & Hammerstein and the creation of their two greatest hits by Max Wilk( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overture and finale revisits the creation of Oklahoma! and The sound of music by Rodgers & Hammerstein
A tough act to follow by Max Wilk( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kissinger noodles ... or Westward, Mr. Ho by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to save their Chinese restaurant in Paramus, two New Jersey mobsters are waiting at the airport for Uncle Ho, a renowned Peking chef, when he arrives in the U.S
Eliminate the middle man by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get out and get under by Max Wilk( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of our brains is draining by Max Wilk( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're playing our song by Max Wilk( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories behing the words and music of two generations--Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II, John Mercer, Frank Loesser, Ira Gershwin, and more
They're playing our song : conversations with America's classic songwriters by Max Wilk( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The careers, inspirations, and techniques of [twenty-six] ... classic songwriters are revealed in Max Wilk's unique profiles, comprised of anecdotes, remembrances, reflections, and commentary either by the lyricists and composers themselves or other show business professionals intimately associated with them. The emphasis in each case is on the songs."--Back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Max Wilk American writer

Max Wilk Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1920-2011)

Max Wilk US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Dramaturg

Макс Уилк

Languages
English (119)

Spanish (1)

French (1)

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The golden age of television : notes from the survivorsSchmucks with Underwoods : conversations with Hollywood's classic screenwritersThe making of The sound of musicOverture and finale : Rodgers & Hammerstein and the creation of their two greatest hitsThey're playing our song : conversations with America's classic songwriters