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Tying-in with publication of Tynan's "Theatre Writings" comes this new edition of his famous "Profiles" of star performers, writers and directors - with a preface by Simon Callow. This volume collects fifty of Tynan's best and sharpest pieces on the celebrities he most admired, largely from the world of showbiz. From his first tribute to Orson Welles in his school magazine to weighty assessments of Tom Stoppard and - most famously of all - Louise Brooks, the original Lulu, Tynan wrote dazzlingly about those who gave, in his own phrase, 'high-definition performances'. Other profiles include: WC Fields, Alec Guinness, Peter Brook, Arthur Miller, Lenny Bruce, Eric Morecambe, James Cagney, John Gielgud, Greta Garbo, Bertolt Brecht, Humphrey Bogart, Ralph Richardson, Noel Coward, Graham Greene, Bernard Shaw, Joan Littlewood, Laurence Olivier, and Mel Brooks.

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A collection of fifty celebrity profiles by a noted drama critic includes his observations about such figures as Humphrey Bogart, Mel Brooks, W. C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, and Laurence Olivier. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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Kenneth Tynan (1927-1980) left Oxford to become drama critic of the Evening Standard. After an influential spell on the Observer he joined Laurence Olivier's new National Theatre as its Literary Manager. He also devised and produced the notorious revue Oh! Calcutta.

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