Barnum's brand of promotional showman buncombe; the 'What Makes Sammy Run
' world of sleazy press a gentry; and companies using cheap publicity stunts and similar gimmicky flackery to sell products.
I want to read Still Alice, What Makes Sammy Run
?, Atonement, and I bought Bel Canto and The Goldfinch.
Three new cast albums, in particular--also made available, with original cover art and liner notes, as disc-on-demand through www.arkivmusic.com--are making long overdue CD appearances: the 1964 Budd Schulberg-novel-based What Makes Sammy Run
?, with Steve Lawrence; Oscar Straus's The Chocolate Soldier; and Rome's intriguing South Africa-set musical The Zulu and the Zayda, which features Louis Gossett Jr., Ossie Davis and Yiddish star Menasha Skulnik.
"I said, 'I have to go to New York just to learn how to do this.' " Speaking no English, she arrived in 1963; by 1964, she was playing Rio Rita in What Makes Sammy Run
?, thanks to the influential jazz teacher Matt Mattox.
Similarly with Sammy Glick, the fictional young Hollywood up-and-comer in Budd Schulberg's satirical novel about the 1930s movie business What Makes Sammy Run
?, who figures out that stealing scripts and snitching on members of the nascent screenwriter's union is the way to get ahead in the studio system.
The author of "What Makes Sammy Run
," the landmark tale of Hollywood ambition, is seeking re-election to the WGA East Council after winning eight consecutive two-year terms.
Like so many novels of the 1930s and early 1940s, Budd Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run
? (1941) has a transparent political agenda.
The first-person narrator of Budd Schulberg's What Makes Sammy Run
? (1941) is an artist, whose narrations make clear that Hollywood defiles art and the integrity of those who devote their lives to it.
His first novel, What Makes Sammy Run
(1941), about an unprincipled motion-picture studio mogul, was a great success.
Broadway: Say, Darling (choreographer and dancer, 1958); Jennie (choreographer, 1963); Carnival in Flanders, The Vamp, Brigadoon, What Makes Sammy Run
? (dancer) Off Broadway: Once Upon a Mattress (dancer)
Stiller is shooting "Mystery Men" at Universal, and is also prepping "What Makes Sammy Run
," which he'll star in and direct at Warner Bros.
Another compares him to Sammy Glick of What Makes Sammy Run
? Rattner's friends say that analogy is simplistic.