The Real Nick and Nora
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen Classics

 

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The Real Nick and Nora
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Writers of Stage and Screen Classics

by David L. Goodrich (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780809324088

 

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This text is an assemblage of anecdotes featuring some of the most talented writers and the brightest lights of American stage and screen, concerning Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett who wrote the screenplays for some of America's most treasured movies.



The Hackett's were known for their wit and high spirits and the pleasure of their Bel Air dinner parties. They waged memorable battles with their powerful bosses and were key activists in the stressful creation of the Screen Writers Guild. Once they had created Nick and Nora Charles, "The Thin Man"'s bright, charming, sophisticated lead couple, played memorably by William Powell and Myrna Loy, many people saw a strong resemblance, and the Hacketts acknowledged that they "put themselves into" Nick and Nora. This text is an assemblage of anecdotes featuring some of the most talented writers and the brightest lights of American stage and screen. The work was arduous, the parties luminous. On any given night the guests singing and acting out scripts at a party might include F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilagh Graham, S.J. Perelman, Oscar Levant, Ogden Nash, Judy Garland, Abe Burrows, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell and June Allyson, Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, James Cagney and Dorothy Parker.


 

ISBN 809324083
ISBN13 9780809324088
Publisher Southern Illinois University Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 30/11/2001
Pages 320
Weight (grammes) 658
Published in United States
Height (mm) 229
Width (mm) 152