George S. Kaufman Intimate Portrait, 1972 Howard Teichmann
George S. Kaufman Intimate Portrait, 1972 by Howard Teichmann emphasizes the playwright-actor's life with the Algonquin Round Table, the New York Theater and Kaufman's successful and witty association with collaborating playwrights.
Kaufman (1889-1961) was most successful with collaborators Moss Hart, Marc Connelly and Edna Ferber with whom he created some of the funniest stage plays that have ever entertained America. Everyone knows "The Man Who Came to Dinner."
Kaufman was also a memorable figure at the Algonquin Round Table with quips like: "You can lead a horticulture, but you cannot make her think."
This copy is in good condition with little shelf wear, some browning of pages and a final fly leaf half filled with someone's notes. The binding is firm and strong, but the dust jacket is a bit ragged and torn across the top. The biography includes 30 pictures in black and white that depict the progress of Kaufman's life in the theater which seems to have been marred only by a terrific scandal with Mary Astor, the actress.
The book measures 6 inches by 9 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches and has 372 pages.