Act One

An Autobiography

Moss Hart; Foreword by Christopher Hart

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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 incluenced 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 theatreical Broadway success, Once in a Lifetime. One of the most celebrated American theater books of the twentieth centure 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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Praise for Act One

"This is the best book on 'show business' as practiced in this century in our time..." --The New York Times Book Review

"One of the best memoirs of this or any other theatrical generation." --Time

"Thoroughly absorbing and genuinely entertaining... Moss Hart knows how to hold an audience spellbound." --Christian Science Monitor

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Moss Hart; Foreword by Christopher Hart

Born in New York City in 1904, Moss Hart began his career as a playwright in 1925 with The Hold-Up Man, yet archieved his first major success in the 1930 collaboration with George S. Kaufman, Once in a Lifetime. In addition to numerous Broadway productions, such as The Man Who Came to Dinner and You Can't Take it With You, which was awarded the Pulitzer Price in 1938, Hart wrote screenplays for Gentleman's Agreement and A Star is Born. Moss Hart also gained universal recognition for his award-winning direction of My Fair Lady in 1956.

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Act One
An Autobiography
Moss Hart; Foreword by Christopher Hart

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466864603
ISBN10: 1466864605
456 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 1989
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312032722
ISBN10: 0312032722
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 456 pages
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250050892
ISBN10: 1250050898
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 464 pages
$19.99
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