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The Resource Master of ceremonies : a memoir, Joel Grey with Rebecca Paley

Master of ceremonies : a memoir, Joel Grey with Rebecca Paley

Label
Master of ceremonies : a memoir
Title
Master of ceremonies
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Joel Grey with Rebecca Paley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Joel Grey, the Academy Award-winning master of ceremonies in Cabaret, finally tells his remarkable life story. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and woolly Jewish-American family in 1930's Cleveland, Joel began his life in the theater at the age of nine, starring in local productions of touring Broadway hits. He was hooked, and the search for the spotlight took him from the Cleveland Playhouse to seedy, gangster-filled nightclubs in Chicago, and finally to the lights of Broadway and the dizzying glamour of Hollywood. Master of Ceremonies is a memoir of a life lived in and out of the limelight, but it is also the story of the man behind the makeup. Coming of age in a time when being yourself tended to be not only difficult but also dangerous, Joel was required to act both on and off stage. Deftly capturing the pain and secrets of an era we have only just started to leave behind, Joel's story is one of love, loss, hard-won honesty, redemption, and success"--
Summary
The Broadway star and Academy Award-winning performer best known for his iconic role as the irascible emcee in Cabaret traces his remarkable life story, documenting his Jewish-American upbringing in 1930s Cleveland, childhood roles, rise to fame and challenging losse
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470262
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grey, Joel
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Paley, Rebecca
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grey, Joel
  • Actors
  • Photographers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musical Revue
Target audience
adult
Label
Master of ceremonies : a memoir, Joel Grey with Rebecca Paley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907965564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9781250057235
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015040157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907965564
Label
Master of ceremonies : a memoir, Joel Grey with Rebecca Paley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907965564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9781250057235
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015040157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907965564

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