Betty ComdenISBN: 0879100842;
Amazon.comIt's hard to believe that Betty Comden is still out there writing musicals more than 50 years after she helped pen the immortal words, "New York, New York, a helluva town . . ." for Leonard Bernstein's On the Town . In her new memoir thedistaff half of the team of Comden & Green ("Betty & Adolph" to insiders) looks back on a life that took her from tart Greenwich Village revues in the 1930s, through her early Broadway successes in the 1940s, her Oscar for Singing in the Rain and a long Broadway songwriting career that has included Peter Pan , Bells Are Ringing , Wonderful Town , On the Twentieth Century , The Will Rogers Follies and more projects currently underway. Backstage stories about the likesof Leonard Bernstein, Mary Martin and Kevin Kline are mixed with lessons learned as a working woman and wife.Book DescriptionIn this incandescent autobiographical collage, lyricist, playwright and performer Betty Comden takes an...
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