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Three Comedies

Three Comedies

Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman

ISBN: 9781557833341

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(Applause Books). Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman inebriated America during the Prohibition Twenties, then made everyone forget the Depression in the Thiries via gales of sophisticated laughter. The dynamic playwriting duo created three smash hits together: The Royal Family (1927) * Dinner at Eight (1932) * and Stage Door (1936. All three plays were promptly made by Hollywood into equally famous films Dinner at Eight with Jean Harlow; Stage Door with a young Katharine Hepburn and Lucille Ball; and the Royal Family of Broadway with Frederic March.
George S.  Kaufman

George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After a brief career as a ribbon salesman, he contributed to the satirical newspaper column of Franklin P. Adams (“F.P.A.”) in the New York Evening Mail; on Adams’ recommendation, he was given a column of his own in the Washington Times in 1912. While serving as a drama critic for The New York Times, he had his first success as a ... view full profile

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