Download PDF by Gary Marmorstein: A Ship Without A Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart

By Gary Marmorstein

ISBN-10: 1416594256

ISBN-13: 9781416594253

ISBN-10: 1416594264

ISBN-13: 9781416594260

An unforgettable portrait of an exuberant but stricken artist who so enriched the yankee songbook

“Blue Moon, ” “Where or whilst, ” “The woman Is a Tramp,” “My humorous Valentine,” “Isn’t It Romantic?,” “My Romance,” “There’s a Small Hotel,” “Falling in Love with Love,” “Bewitched, stricken and Bewildered”—lyricist Lorenz Hart, including composer Richard Rodgers, wrote probably the most memorable songs ever created. greater than part a century after their collaboration ended, Rodgers & Hart songs are fundamental to the repertoire of nightclub singers in every single place. A send with out a Sail is the tale of the complex guy who was once Lorenz Hart.

His lyrics spin with brilliance and class, but at their middle is an unmistakable wistfulness. the wonder of “My Romance” and “Isn’t It Romantic?” is unsurpassed in American track, yet Hart’s lyrics may be cynical, humorous, ironic. He introduced a distinct wit and magnificence to renowned track.

Larry Hart and Richard Rodgers wrote nearly thirty Broadway musicals and dozens of songs for Hollywood movies. not less than 4 in their musicals—On Your feet, Babes in palms, the men from Syracuse, and Pal Joey— became classics. yet regardless of their prodigious collaboration, Rodgers and Hart have been a strange couple. Rodgers was once targeted, punctual, heterosexual, good-looking, and wanting to be accredited through Society. Hart used to be slightly 5 toes tall, alcoholic, gay, and more well-off in a bar or eating place than wherever else. frightened of solitude, he perpetually threw the occasion and collected the cost. His lyrics are all of the extra awesome due to the fact that he by no means sustained a romantic courting, dwelling his complete lifestyles together with his mom, who died merely months sooner than he died at age forty-eight.

Gary Marmorstein’s revelatory biography contains a number of the lyrics that outline Hart’s legacy—those shrewdpermanent, touching stanzas that also circulation us or make us laugh.

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