Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the Dark

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • 125ill.
  • 0553063332
  • 9780553063332

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"It better be good/ It better be good and funny/ It better be good, It better be worth the money" (maybe not ten bucks but that's what you'd pay for one of those theater seats today) and even if you're dancing in the dark to begin with, "till the tune ends" you'll probably have remembered a good many of those musicals for which Howard Dietz wrote the lyrics. When he was not being a publicist for MGM, for most of his life he was dividing his time between New York and Hollywood, between his house on 11th Street and one on Sands Point, and between three wives (in seriatim) along with - you name them, he does - Oscar Levant and Gable and Dorothy Parker and Tallulah - what he did call "Grist for De Mille." Anyway this is an artlessly affable memoir of what he did with whom when - until he contracted Parkinson's Disease although he's still, at 77, and with the help of L-Dopa, almost dancing. (Kirkus Reviews)show more