Publisher description for Moss Hart : a prince of theater / Jared Brown.


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• The author is the first person outside the family to have access to Hart’s diary

• Dozens of never-before-published photos—many from his family

• Written with the consent and cooperation of Hart’s widow, Kitty Carlisle Hart, and
his children

• Frank, thoroughly researched, insightful look at the Golden Age of Broadway

• Features interviews with dozens of Hart’s
colleagues, including Gregory Peck, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, and many more



He’s a legend of The Great White Way whose very name is synonymous with the Golden Age of Broadway Moss Hart. In Moss Hart: A Prince of the Theater, acclaimed biographer Jared Brown examines this Pulitzer Prize–winning legend with a meticulously researched, sensitive look at the life and work of a major American artist. Brown examines Hart’s early days writing with George S. Kaufman, his collaborations with Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, and Ira Gershwin, his career as a movie director, and his final act as director of the stage smashes My Fair Lady and Camelot. More than just an assessment of Hart’s career, this is a personal portrait as well, with frank discussions of Hart’s rumored bisexuality, his battles with anxiety and depression, and his marriage. This long-awaited biography, written with the full cooperation of Hart’s family and friends, is truly the definitive picture of a theatrical giant.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hart, Moss, -- 1904-1961.
Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Theatrical producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography.