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The legendary Mizners

by Alva Johnston

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Benicia (Calif.)
    • Subjects:
    • Misner family.,
    • Mizner, Addison, 1872-1933.,
    • Mizner, Wilson, 1876-1933.,
    • United States -- Biography.,
    • Benicia (Calif.) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Alva Johnston ; illustrated by Reginald Marsh.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCT274.M57 J64 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination304 p. :
      Number of Pages304
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2711950M
      ISBN 100374184984, 0374519285
      LC Control Number86004747

      In “The New Yorker” magazine ran a multi-part profile about Wilson Mizner titled “Legend of a Sport” by the journalist Alva Johnston. Content from the series was later used in the book “The Legendary Mizners” by Johnston. The profile credited Mizner with several bons mots including the one under investigation: Since , S. N. Behrman has controlled the rights to Alva Johnston's popular book "The Legendary Mizners" in the hope of transferring the plot to the musical comedy stage.

        If there is a new generation of readers out there in need of the Wilson Mizner story, “The Legendary Mizners” might have been reissued in paperback to let them have their Alva Johnston.   "Oy, Oy, Oy," kvetches Stephen Sondheim, the iconic composer whose name launched a thousand books and journals, and whose personal approval is more valuable and sought after in theatrical circles.

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The Mizners went back to the beginning of things in Benicia. It was founded in by Dr. Robert Semple, a great-uncle of Addison and Wilson and a stirring figure in California history. Elsie Robinson Cited by: 4. The Legendary Mizners book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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Due to COVID, orders may be Edition: First Edition. Wilson's adventures were even more daring and varied, and his quick wit was legendary. In addition to getting rich on the Alaskan gold rush, he had careers as a singer, playwright, prizefight promoter, con man, real-estate salesman, and shady hotel owner.

The Legendary Mizners Chapter One A BEGINNING IN BENICIA THE LEGENDS OF WILSON MIZNER and Addison Mizner ran parallel through most of their lives, but now and then, with outrageous results, the lines converged.

READ THE FULL EXCERPT →. Book Overview The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of a new Stephen Sondheim musical Gold. Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two of the early twentieth century's most clever and infamous rascals.5/5(1).

Wilson's adventures were even more daring and varied, and his quick wit was legendary. In addition to getting rich on the Alaskan gold rush, he had careers as a singer, playwright, prizefight promoter, con man, real-estate salesman, and shady hotel owner.

Read [Alva Johnston Book] The Legendary Mizners Online PDF free Read [Alva Johnston Book] The Legendary Mizners Online PDF free The Legendary Mizners J. In addition to getting rich on the Alaskan gold rush, he had careers as a singer, playwright, prizefight promoter, con man, real-estate salesman, and shady hotel owner.

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The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gold. Alva Johnston' Brand: Farrar, Straus And Giroux. Get this from a library. The legendary Mizners. [Alva Johnston] -- Biographies of Addison Mizner who was born in Benicia, California in and his brother, Wilson, born in in the same place.

Wilson's adventures were even more daring and varied, and his quick wit was legendary. In addition to getting rich on the Alaskan gold rush, he had careers as a singer, playwright, prizefight promoter, con man, real-estate salesman, and shady hotelowner.

Buy The legendary Mizners by Professor Alva Johnston online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. The legendary Mizners. [Alva Johnston] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Alva Johnston. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Wilson Mizner ( – April 3, ) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur.

His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced inand The Greyhound, produced in He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was part of the failed project of his older brother Addison to create a new resort in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner Written works: The Legendary Mizners. Lee "The Legendary Mizners" por Alva Johnston disponible en Rakuten Kobo. The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gold.

Alva Johnston' Brand: Farrar, Straus And Giroux. Alva Johnston s book, The Legendary Mizners, claimed that owner George Rasmussen was forced to wear a raincoat on a rainy day if he wanted to use the stairs. Sondheim's interest in the brothers' story came from The Legendary Mizners, written by Alva Johnston, which Sondheim admits was an "exaggerated biography" and Johnston a "fanciful reporter".

[22] [ page needed ] The exaggerated tone was also kept because Sondheim and Weidman felt it suited the two brothers' attitudes in their own writings, such as Wilson's screenplays and Addison's autobiography. This article, along with numerous other baseless yet widely circulated commentaries, appear to have been initiated by Alva Johnston’s book The Legendary Mizners.The Many Mizners book.

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