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All His Jazz: The Life And Death Of Bob Fosse

All His Jazz: The Life And Death Of Bob Fosse
Author: Martin Gottfried
ISBN 13: 9780306812842
ISBN 10: 306812843
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: 2003-09-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $21.00

"All His Jazz practically dances off the pages."Harper's Bazaar

Publishers Weekly

Former Women's Wear Daily drama critic Gottfried traces the life and career of director/choreographer Fosse (1927-1987), who rose to fame with The Pajama Game , Damn Yankees , Sweet Charity and other shows and films. Fosse's life was full of conflict--a desire (unfulfilled) to star as performer as well as director, painful personal relationships, obsession with sex and a preoccupation with death that led him to recount the details of his heart attack in the movie All That Jazz . Basing his text on interviews, Gottfried examines Fosse's numerous unsatisfactory marriages and love affairs, and his tense dealings with collaborators and colleagues, revealing much about the backstage intrigues and vicissitudes of show business, but offering little of substance about either the shows themselves or Fosse's talent. Photos not seen by PW. (Nov.)