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THE FRONT PAGE A PLAY IN THREE ACTS

HECHT, BEN AND CHARLES MAC ARTHUR

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ISBN 10: 0573609128 / ISBN 13: 9780573609121
Editore: SAMUEL FRENCH, INC., NY - HOLLYWOOD - LONDON, 1955
Usato Condizione: FINE CONDITION PRINTED STIFF PAPER COVERS
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143 PAGES + 1. TAN STIFF PRINTED PAPER COVERS. # 449 ON THE REAR COVER WITH AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR "THE SAMUEL FRENCH THEATER BOOKSHOP." Size: 5" X 7"`. Codice inventario libreria 222126

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Titolo: THE FRONT PAGE A PLAY IN THREE ACTS

Casa editrice: SAMUEL FRENCH, INC., NY - HOLLYWOOD - LONDON

Data di pubblicazione: 1955

Legatura: PRINTED STIFF PAPER COVERS

Condizione libro:FINE CONDITION

Condizione sovraccoperta: NO DUST JACKET AS ISSUED

Edizione: REPRINT EDITION 1955.

Tipologia articolo: PLAYSCRIPT

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Comedy / Characters: 17 males, 5 females

Set Requirements: Interior

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in the news room. Hildy wants to break away from journalism and go on a belated honeymoon. There is a jailbreak and into Hildy's hands falls the escapee as hostage. He conceals his prize in a rolltop desk and phones his scoop to his managing editor. Their job is to prevent other reporters and the sheriff from opening the desk and finding their story. Some hoods are enlisted to remove the desk, but they get mixed up with a Boy Scout troop and the mayor and a cleaning woman, among others. It's a whirlwind wrap up with Hildy finally making his breakaway, but the cynical managing editor has him arrested before he leaves town for having stolen a watch he planted on Hildy.

"Gorgeously melodramatic. One of the funniest and most exciting of American plays." N.Y. Times.

"Fast, explosive, funny." ABC TV.

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From the introduction by Jed Harris...

"..here is a play which reflects miraculously the real as well as the literary personalities of the playwrights. Every line of it glows with a demoniacal humor, sordid, insolent and mischievous to the point of down right perversity, in which one instantly recognizes the heroic comic spirit of its authors.

Both Hecht and MacArthur owe their literary origins to the newspapers of Chicago. Famous crime reporters, their talents were first cradled in the recounting of great exploits in arson, rape, murder, gang war and municipal politics. Out of a welter of jail breaks, hangings, floods and whore-house raidings, they have gathered the rich, savory characters who disport themselves on the stage to Times Square Theatre.

And though they would be the last to acknowledge it, because they are terrified of the word "charm", they have nevertheless written "The Front Page" with a more innocent and unsynthetic charm than I have ever found..."

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Aah! Rare Chicago specializes in collections of Chicago authors such as David Mamet, Ben Hecht, Vincent Starrett, Carl Sandburg, james t. Farrell, Eugene Field and many others along with collections of Chicago Publishers such as Stone and Kimball and Way and Willams. We have hundreds of books about Chicago dating back to the early 1800s including Crime, Prostitution, Banking, Mayors, Architecture, Newspapers, Sports, the 1968 Democratic convention riots including posters and the subsequent conspiracy trial, Prefire imprints and Business. Much of the material is very difficult to find material such as in early in magazines and other ephemera.

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