WorldCat Identities

Gottfried, Martin

Overview
Works: 21 works in 164 publications in 4 languages and 10,391 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Gottfried
Arthur Miller : his life and work by Martin Gottfried( Book )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To achieve this portrait of the artist and the man, the award-winning drama critic and biographer Martin Gottfried masterfully draws on his interviews with those who have known Miller throughout his personal and professional life, on Miller's voluminous lifelong correspondence, and on the annotated scripts and notebooks that reveal Miller's creative process in stunning detail. From Miller's childhood and adolescence in Depression-era New York City to his formative college years in Michigan ... from the numerous early professional rejections to the 1947 play All My Sons that established him as a voice to be reckoned with ... from his heroic defiance of the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy years to his most unlikely pairing with Marilyn Monroe ... from political and social activism on the world stage to an extraordinary professional vitality (Miller is still writing plays, and stage revivals and film adaptations of his classics proliferate): here is a dazzling biography - a literary event of the first order."--Jacket
George Burns and the hundred-year dash by Martin Gottfried( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1996, George Burns celebrated his 100th birthday. All wrapped up in nostalgia and love, this tribute to America's favorite centenarian is an in-depth look at George Burns's personal and professional life and nearly 100 years of show business -- from vaudeville to Vegas. From "Goodnight, Gracie" to his Oscar-winning performance in The Sunshine Boys, here is a toast to the celebrated straight man whose ability to keep us laughing seems virtually indestructible
All his jazz : the life & death of Bob Fosse by Martin Gottfried( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bob Fosse (19271987), the director and choreographer of Chicago and Sweet Charity, has never been more popular than he is right now. Here is the less-publicized side of his story-his surprising ascent from the world of sleazy Chicago strip joints to the glitter of Broadway. A legend's memory is preserved in this eloquent biography"--Publisher's description
Balancing act : the authorized biography of Angela Lansbury by Martin Gottfried( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of actress Angela Lansbury, tracing her career on stage, and in films and television, and discussing her attempts to balance her acting roles with her desire to tend her home and family
Sondheim by Martin Gottfried( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of Stephen Sondheim's life with an analysis of his music and lyrics
A theater divided; the postwar American stage by Martin Gottfried( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and Spanish and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody's fool : the lives of Danny Kaye by Martin Gottfried( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening nights; theater criticism of the sixties by Martin Gottfried( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Broadway musicals : since 1980 by Martin Gottfried( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jed Harris, the curse of genius by Martin Gottfried( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In person : the great entertainers by Martin Gottfried( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreamgirls( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The official companion book featuring essays exploring the production of the film, Michael Bennett's legendary Broadway musical, and the historic Motown revolution that inspired both. Illustrated with more than 200 color stills, concept paintings, costume designs, album art, and archival photographs. Twenty-five years after first bringing Broadway audiences to their feet, the Tony Award-winning musical sensation Dreamgirls comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx (Ray), Beyonce Knowles (Austin Powers in Goldmember), Eddie Murphy (The Nutty Professor, Dr. Dolittle), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Jennifer Hudson (American Idol), and Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Broadway's Caroline or Change). Set in the turbulent 1960s to mid-70s, Dreamgirls follows the rise of a trio of women-Deena (Beyonce Knowles), Effie (Jennifer Hudson), and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose)-who have formed a promising singing group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Curtis gradually takes control of the girls' look and sound, eventually giving them their own shot in the spotlight as The Dreams. That spotlight, however, begins to narrow in on Deena, finally pushing the less attractive Effie out altogether. Though The Dreams become a crossover phenomenon, they soon realize that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined. Capturing the extraordinary visual style and power of the movie, the book features more than 200 color stills, drawings, concept paintings, costume designs, storyboards, album art, and archival photos about the cast, music, choreography, costumes, production, set design, and historical foundation for the period when the story occurs."--Publisher's website
Arthur Miller by Martin Gottfried( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Gottfried propose la biographie de l'un des plus grands dramaturges américains du XXe siècle, Arthur Miller, avec des témoignages directs de ses proches, sa correspondance et de nombreux manuscrits annotés
George Burns and the hundred-year dash by Martin Gottfried( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the beloved star of stage and screen, who achieved considerable fame teamed with his wife, Gracie Allen. George Burns died in 1996 at the age of one hundred
Rodgers and Hammerstein : the men and their music by Martin Gottfried( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Sondheim by Martin Gottfried( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teatro dividido a cena americana no pos-guerra by Martin Gottfried( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody's fool : the lives of Danny Kaye by Martin Gottfried( Recording )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Miller : his life and work by Martin Gottfried( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this book, the author] draws on his interviews with those who have known Miller throughout his personal and professional life, on Miller's voluminous lifelong correspondence, and on the annotated scripts and notebooks that reveal Miller's creative processes in ... detail.-Dust jacket
Symphony Space presents Wall to Wall : Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a 12-hour marathon recording of the 14th Wall to Wall at Symphony Space, celebrating Richard Rodger's life and works. The event was hosted by Sheldon Harnick (1st segment), Schuyler Chapin (2nd segment), Betty Furness (3rd segment), and Beverly Sills (4th and 5th segment: Grand finale)
 
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Arthur Miller : his life and work
Alternative Names
Martin Gottfried American journalist

Martin Gottfried Amerikaans journalist (1933-2014)

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George Burns and the hundred-year dashAll his jazz : the life & death of Bob FosseBalancing act : the authorized biography of Angela LansburySondheimNobody's fool : the lives of Danny KayeDreamgirlsStephen Sondheim