A Most Remarkable Fella

A Most Remarkable Fella

Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life : A Portrait by His Daughter

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
The daughter of the composer chronicles his life, discussing his Broadway hits, his fiery temper, and his personal life

Blackwell North Amer
The daughter of one of America's most prolific and enduring composers turns her pen to an engaging, revealing portrait of her father, her family and the life they shared in the giant shadow that his fame cast.
With the 1992 Broadway revivals of Guys and Dolls and The Most Happy Fella, Frank Loesser's music once again reverberates around the nation. Loesser was the composer, lyricist and driving force behind these classics, as well as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Where's Charley? His range included songs that have become staples of American popular music - "Baby It's Cold Outside," "Heart and Soul" and so many others.
Piecing together her own memories with those of singers, songwriters, producers, friends and family members, Susan Loesser brings to vivid life what it was like to know father. And to know him was quite a festival: fiery of temper, very funny and ferociously committed to his art, Loesser drove singers out of their minds - and to their best.
A rich, comprehensive account of Loesser's life and career - infused with the warmth and personal insights only a family member could bring to it - A Most Remarkable Fella is a unique and invaluable portrait of one of the true geniuses of popular music in the 20th century.

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The daughter of the composer chronicles his life, discussing his Broadway hits, his fiery temper, and his personal life. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : D.I. Fine, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9781556113642
1556113641
Branch Call Number: 782.14 LOESS
Characteristics: xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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