David Merrick: The Abominable Showman

David Merrick The Abominable Showman David Merrick is the most astonishing showman of our time and perhaps of all time No other producer not even Florenz Ziegfeld nor the combined lights of the Shubert brothers has equalled his percen

  • Title: David Merrick: The Abominable Showman
  • Author: Howard Kissel David Merrick
  • ISBN: 9781557833617
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • David Merrick is the most astonishing showman of our time, and perhaps of all time No other producer, not even Florenz Ziegfeld nor the combined lights of the Shubert brothers, has equalled his percentage of hits or his demonic flair for publicity In this first ever biography, Howard Kissel from his decade long investigation reveals the man, the mask, and the myth of DavDavid Merrick is the most astonishing showman of our time, and perhaps of all time No other producer, not even Florenz Ziegfeld nor the combined lights of the Shubert brothers, has equalled his percentage of hits or his demonic flair for publicity In this first ever biography, Howard Kissel from his decade long investigation reveals the man, the mask, and the myth of David Merrick The charismatic and reclusive mogul emerges as a Broadway version of Howard Hughes, with his own panoply of eccentricities, genius and neuroses Merrick s much publicized and oftentimes staged battles and feuds are re ignited here full force with such major personalities as Barbra Streisand, Jackie Gleason, Ethel Merman, Lena Horne, Woody Allen, Peter Ustinov, Andy Griffith, Anthony Newley, Peter Brook, and Carol Channing Over a hundred interviews with the major players in Merrick s drama from his pre Merrick St Louis childhood as David Margoulies to his latest divorce has yielded the first serious interrogation of a life that until now has been the sole creation of Merrick s own invention and press wizardry.

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    1. The subject could scarcely be more fascinating: a rags-to-riches climber who wished to leave behind his empty-pocketed past, his Jewish heritage and even the first wife whose money allowed him to make a break for the big time (though she remained legally wed to him longer than any of her subsequent replacements.) The book itself is pretty thorough if not entirely insightful. It relishes in repeating the many deliberately nasty things Merrick did during his lengthy career as a Broadway (and somet [...]

    2. The end-all, be-all of theatrical impresarios. He's like a Damon Runyon character with a million tricks up his sleeve and every time you hit upon one in this biography, it's a hilarious revelation. This is a fascinating portrait, if at times a bit confusing in its timeline and the titles and people come fast and furious, so it's perhaps not for the faint-hearted fan, but for evidence of the impact a producer can have, this is a must-read.

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