Mary Martin, a Double Life

Australia--India, 1915-1973

Author: Julie Lewis

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

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Category: History

Page: 289

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Mary Martin, Broadway Legend

Author: Ronald L. Davis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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The first book-length biography of a theater icon South Pacific. The Sound of Music. Peter Pan. As the star of these classic Broadway musicals, Mary Martin captivated theater audiences with her impish persona and magnificent voice. Now Ronald L. Davis fills a major gap in theater history, moving beyond Martin’s own 1976 memoir to provide a complete picture of her life and career. Lively and engaging, Davis’s biography is the first book-length portrait of the theater icon, spanning her lifetime to reveal facts about her childhood, marriages, and friendships—as well as artistic collaborations that included the likes of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Elia Kazan. Born in Weatherford, Texas, and mother to the future actor Larry Hagman, Martin went to California after the failure of her first marriage. There, she auditioned for every studio without success. “Audition Mary” finally had her big break when she won a talent contest, leading to her breakthrough 1938 performance in Leave It to Me—in which she wowed audiences singing “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Davis traces Martin’s numerous appearances on Broadway, in touring productions, and on television, showing how—through hard work and persistent optimism—she built a career that lasted nearly fifty years and earned her the adoration and respect of fans and colleagues alike. Because Martin’s life was entwined with many luminaries of the stage, this biography offers rich insights into theater history, including accounts of how various productions were developed. No other book tells her story in such detail—it is must reading for fans and an essential resource for theater aficionados everywhere.

Mary Martin, Broadway Legend

Author: Ronald L. Davis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Provides a look at the life, marriages, professional relationships, and numerous accomplishments of celebrated Broadway star Mary Martin, in a biography that integrates intriguing insights into American theatrical history and Martin's artistic collaborations with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Elia Kazan, and other luminaries.

Some Enchanted Evenings

The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin

Author: David Kaufman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Mary Martin was one of the greatest stars of her day. Growing up in Texas, she was married early to Benjamin Hagman and gave birth to her first child, Larry Hagman. She was divorced even more quickly. Martin left little Larry with her parents and took off for Hollywood. She didn't make a dent in the movie industry and was lured to New York where she found herself auditioning for Cole Porter and his new show "Leave It to Me!". After she sang the bawdy "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", she ended up on the cover of Life magazine. Six years later, she became the Toast of Broadway when she starred in "South Pacific". After that, she flew as "Peter Pan", yodeled in "The Sound of Music", took "Hello, Dolly!" on the road and shared a four-poster with Robert Preston in "I Do! I Do!". Her personal life was just as interesting: In NYC, she met and married Richard Halliday, a closeted upper-class homosexual who adored her, Broadway and interior decorating (though probably not in that order). They were a powerful twosome. There were rumors about Martin, too, being in a lesbian relationship with both Janet Gaynor and Jean Arthur. Peopled with legends like Ethel Merman, Ezio Pinza, Noel Coward and a starry cast of thousands, David Kaufman's "Some Enchanted Evenings" is the delectable story of the one and only Mary Martin, a woman who described herself as a chicken farmer from Texas only to become Peter Pan and capture America's heart.

Notable American Women

A Biographical Dictionary Completing the Twentieth Century

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 729

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Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop

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Page: 132

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 622

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The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the seminal decade of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed traditional musicals (such as Hello, Dolly!) as well as iconoclastic ones (Hair). Besides technical information, the book includes extensive commentary for all 268 musicals which opened during the decade. It includes all New York City Center and Music Theatre of Lincoln Center revivals; New York City Opera revivals of Broadway musicals; productions of all pre-Broadway closings (musicals which closed either during New York previews or during pre-Broadway tryouts); all eight musicals which were produced at the 1964 New York World’s Fair; concert productions (usually of one-man or one-woman shows); and all imports which opened during the decade. The technical information includes details regarding cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London productions, recordings, published scripts, and film versions.

Mary Martin's Needlepoint

Author: Mary Martin

Publisher: BBS Publishing Corporation

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Category: Canvas embroidery

Page: 148

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To Africa with Love

The Life of Mother Mary Martin, Foundress of the Medical Missionaries of Mary

Author: Mary Purcell

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Category: Missionaries

Page: 208

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Official Register of the United States

Containing a List of Officers and Employees in the Civil, Military and Naval Service

Author: United States. Department of the Interior

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Category: United States

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Mary Martin

Author: Mary Martin

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Category: Art, British

Page: 60

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

A Biography

Author: Alan Light

Publisher: Canongate Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 953

'From her raging, handwritten letters to late-night phone calls with David Bowie, this biography gets up close and personal with the tempestuous Nina Simone' Observer Drawing on glimpses into previously unseen diaries, rare interviews and childhood journals, and with the aid of her daughter, What Happened, Miss Simone? tells the story of the classically trained pianist who became a soul legend, a committed civil rights activist and one of the most influential, provocative and least understood artists of our time. This is the story of the real Miss Simone.

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Page: 216

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Sound of Music Companion

Author: Laurence Maslon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Music

Page: 192

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Recounts the history of the Von Trapp family, traces the evolution of the popular musical from stage to screen, and describes the contributions of its composers, writers, and performers.

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Page: 128

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.