It Happened On Broadway:
An Oral History of the Great White Way

Harvey Frommer & Myrna Katz Frommer

Harcourt Brace & Co. / ASIN: B000N77IW8 (1998)

This is primarily stories told by stars taken from a series of interviews,
and each is as interesting as the person who was being interviewed at the time.
Some of them are great, while others have been long chalked-up as stage lore.

Having worked as an oral historian myself, I know that even well-edited oral
histories can be a bit plodding if the interviewee is intent on only telling
their side of the story, and "stars" are notorious for doing just that.

There are some nice photos, but most are printed in an oddly pale
sepia-tone and a few are downright blurry. Most, however, are ones
you'll see in other books... or on the covers of Playbills.

It's not a bad book -- it does deserve a place in your library,
just not on the top shelf.

dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches / weight: 1.6 pounds / volume: 295 pages

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