Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion

4.18 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781557839268: Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

(Applause Books). David Rothenberg's multilayered life thrust him into Broadway's brightest lights, prison riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a Central American civil war. In his memoir, Fortune in My Eyes , his journey includes many of the most celebrated names in the theater: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Sir John Gielgud, Charles Boyer, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, Charles Laughton, Alvin Ailey, and numerous others. David produced an Off-Broadway prison drama, Fortune and Men's Eyes , which reshaped his life. John Herbert's chilling play led directly to the creation of the Fortune Society, which has evolved into one of the nation's most formidable advocacy and service organizations in criminal justice. David was Elizabeth Taylor's opening night date at the Richard Burton Hamlet a distant cry from his entering Attica prison during that institution's famed inmate uprising...just two of the experiences revealed in this memoir. As a theater publicist and producer and as a social activist he shares experiences with presidents (JFK and Bill Clinton) and with anonymous men and women, out of prison, who have fought to reclaim their lives. The human drama of the formerly incarcerated is a match for many of the entertainment world's most fabled characters.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Rothenberg has been involved with more than 200 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as publicist or producer. His production of John Herbert's prison drama 'Fortune and Men s Eyes' led to the creation of the Fortune Society, one of the nation's leading advocacy and service organizations in criminal justice. He conceived, directed and coauthored the play, 'The Castle,' based on the work of the Fortune Society, which played off-Broadway for 13 months. He is a former member of the NYC Human Rights Commission and has been the host of a weekly radio program on WBAI in New York for nearly 40 years. He lives in New York.

Review:

He was Elizabeth Taylor's date to see 'Hamlet' starring Richard Burton, a mediator during the 1971 Attica prison riots and a founder of the Fortune Society, which helps former prisoners re-enter society. He produced plays about current and former inmates and, in his day jobs, was a theatrical press agent and a WBAI radio host. Now David Rothenberg has woven together the different roles of his career in a revealing and inspirational autobiography, 'Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice and Political Passion' (Applause, $29.99). The title is a play on a play (its own name inspired by a Shakespearean sonnet) about a young man's horrific prison experience. Mr. Rothenberg, a champion of unpopular causes, produced 'Fortune and Men's Eyes' when no one else would. His chatty memoir amounts to a profile in courage. --New York Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781495003158: Fortune in My Eyes: A Memoir of Broadway Glamour, Social Justice, and Political Passion

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1495003159 ISBN 13:  9781495003158
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rothenberg, David
Published by Hal Leonard Corp
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hal Leonard Corp. Condition: New. Brand New. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 848058

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rothenberg, David
Published by Applause (2012)
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Letusbegin
(Ossining, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Applause, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. New Hardcover Signed Autograph by Author! Pristine unmarked pages, may have very slight warehouse wear, no remainder marks, still a great buy straight from warehouse, sealed in plastic, exact artwork as listed, Seller Inventory # 015180501078

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David Rothenberg
Published by Applause (2012)
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Applause, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1557839263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David Rothenberg
Published by Hal Leonard Corporation, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hal Leonard Corporation, United States, 2012. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. (Applause Books). David Rothenberg s multilayered life thrust him into Broadway s brightest lights, prison riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a Central American civil war. In his memoir, Fortune in My Eyes, his journey includes many of the most celebrated names in the theater: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Sir John Gielgud, Charles Boyer, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, Charles Laughton, Alvin Ailey, and numerous others. David produced an Off-Broadway prison drama, Fortune and Men s Eyes, which reshaped his life. John Herbert s chilling play led directly to the creation of the Fortune Society, which has evolved into one of the nation s most formidable advocacy and service organizations in criminal justice. David was Elizabeth Taylor s opening night date at the Richard Burton Hamlet a distant cry from his entering Attica prison during that institution s famed inmate uprising.just two of the experiences revealed in this memoir. As a theater publicist and producer and as a social activist he shares experiences with presidents (JFK and Bill Clinton) and with anonymous men and women, out of prison, who have fought to reclaim their lives. The human drama of the formerly incarcerated is a match for many of the entertainment world s most fabled characters. Seller Inventory # BTE9781557839268

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rothenberg, David
Published by Applause, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2012)
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
monobooks
(Livingston, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Applause, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition 2012, first printing, no additional printings listed. Signed and inscribed by Author on ffep "Marla Best to you. David Rothenberg". Hardcover in full cloth with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price Not clipped. 8vo, 318 pages. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002233

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rothenberg, David
Published by Applause (2012)
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Applause, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111557839263

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rothenberg, David
Published by Applause
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Applause. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1557839263 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0643851

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

David Rothenberg
Published by Applause (2012)
ISBN 10: 1557839263 ISBN 13: 9781557839268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Applause, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1557839263n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 105.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds