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Baitz’s writing is impeccable. Like a master craftsman, he’s carved out each word and phrase for maximum effect, yet his authorial presence is never intrusive or showy. And his humor is razor-sharp ” Erik Jackson, Timeout New York

A very entertaining, slightly off-center exploration of breathtaking sleaze... Here is a Hollywood comedy that sports not only superior wisecracks, but also the long-term point of view of a moralist.” Vincent Canby, New York Times

Masterfully revising and expanding his first produced play, Jon Robin Baitz skewers the Hollywood of his youth with affectionate rue and wicked wit.

Jon Robin Baitz is the author of Three Hotels, The Film Society, Other Desert Cities, The End of the Day, and The Substance of Fire, which he adapted into a major motion picture. He was the showrunner on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters. He also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film Stonewall directed by Roland Emmerich. He lives in New York.

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“A very entertaining, slightly off-center exploration of breathtaking sleaze, Mizlansky/Zilinsky is a morality tale about timeless Hollywood con games in which the stakes are so high that deals with the devil are as ordinary as transactions with pool cleaners. Here is a Hollywood comedy that sports not only superior wisecracks, but also the long-term point of view of a moralist.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times


“A high-spirited semi-autobiographical Remembrance of Thieves Past.” – John Lahr, New Yorker


“Mizlansky/Zilinsky is loaded with a wonderfully observed, delightfully sly, deceptively offhand humor. It also has a loving heart and conscience that ultimately manage to both entertain and move us.” – Linda Winder, Newsday


“Baitz’s writing is impeccable. Like a master craftsman, he’s carved out each word and phrase for maximum effect, yet his authorial presence is never intrusive or showy. And his humor is razor-sharp...” – Erik Jackson, Timeout New York




A very entertaining, slightly off-center exploration of breathtaking sleaze, Mizlansky/Zilinsky is a morality tale about timeless Hollywood con games in which the stakes are so high that deals with the devil are as ordinary as transactions with pool cleaners. Here is a Hollywood comedy that sports not only superior wisecracks, but also the long-term point of view of a moralist.” Vincent Canby, New York Times


A high-spirited semi-autobiographical Remembrance of Thieves Past.” John Lahr, New Yorker


Mizlansky/Zilinsky is loaded with a wonderfully observed, delightfully sly, deceptively offhand humor. It also has a loving heart and conscience that ultimately manage to both entertain and move us.” Linda Winder, Newsday


Baitz’s writing is impeccable. Like a master craftsman, he’s carved out each word and phrase for maximum effect, yet his authorial presence is never intrusive or showy. And his humor is razor-sharp ” Erik Jackson, Timeout New York


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