BY GARSON KANIN
DIRECTED BY RICK COLHOUN
11:00 AM, SUNDAY JULY 21
In 1937, Garson Kanin was called to Hollywood by Samuel Goldwyn to "learn the business." Twenty-four, fresh from New York, Kanin longed to become a movie director, but found himself frustrated at every turn by the mogul who had already forgotten why he had signed Kanin to a contract. When Kanin finally did direct a film (for another studio, starring John Barrymore) Goldwyn groused, "You dirty so and so, why didn't you ever tell me you wanted to direct?" Sam Goldwyn, with his famous Goldwynisms, his arrogance, his outrageous behavior, is the centerpiece of this book, symbolizing the mystique of Hollywood's glamorous, heady years, but Kanin, playwright, director, novelist and screenwriter, seemed to know nearly everyone and includes reminiscences and anecdotes about hundreds of the movie capital's famous people: the directors - Carl Laemmle, Billy Wilder, Rene Clair; the studio czars - Harry Cohn, Goldwyn and Darryl Zanuck; the glittering stars - Tracy and Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner; the writers; and even Hollywood's colorful, if unknown, bit players. Hilarious, audacious, poignant, scandalous, HOLLYWOOD is everything - and more than - its name implies. From his own adventures there Garson Kanin has drawn the material for a witty, wise, and dazzling panorama of the magical place it once was.
SUNDAY BRUNCH READINGS
A SERIES OF LIVE STAGED READINGS
To enjoy the complete experience of our Summer Repertory Season, join us for the Sunday Brunch Reading series, an exploration of the ideas, themes, period of a play or a playwright's work. Each of the readings is tailored to create an immersive environment that reflects the world of the matinée performance it precedes.
Enjoy a light picnic lunch (for sale at our concession), and thoughtful, lively entertainment in the grounds adjacent The Jericho Arts Centre, prior to our Sunday matinees.
PLEASE NOTE: Admission to Garson Kanin’s Hollywood is $10 or is included - as are all other brunches - when you purchase a FESTIVAL PASS.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of rain, this event will move indoors.
OTHER SUNDAY BRUNCH READINGS
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Followed by: Born Yesterday @ 2 PM