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Inside Inside

by Lipton, James

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 2007. Book. As New. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Brand-new book. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. 499 pages. Illustrated with photos. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Synopsis: An unqualified hit (Library Journal) that offers behind-the-scenes close-ups of hundreds of celebrated artists from the founder and host of Inside the Actors Studio. Publishers Weekly: When the Actors Studio faced possible extinction in 1994, Lipton (An Exaltation of Larks) engineered a partnership between the Studio and the New School for Social Research to create a degree-granting program. Thus was born the Actors Studio Drama School, with Lipton as both founder and dean. The school's craft seminars, in which Lipton interviewed leading actors and directors, became the basis for Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, and since 1994, he has been that series' executive producer, writer and host. Looking back over the show's parade of personalities, he intercuts autobiographical flashbacks with quotes from the TV interview transcripts. These brief selections, excerpted from his sessions with Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Jack Lemmon, Mike Nichols, Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and many more, may leave some readers wishing Lipton had published the transcripts in full. Raising the curtain on his own memories, he traces the path of his multifaceted career as radio actor (The Lone Ranger), TV actor (The Guiding Light), Broadway lyricist (Sherry!) and novelist (Mirrors). Along the way, theatrical truths emerge and amusing anecdotes abound since Lipton is a witty and engaging writer. The free-associative transitions from interviews to autobiography occasionally read like two different books shuffled together, but that only makes this exaltation of Lipton doubly enjoyable. The 48 illustrations include Al Hirschfeld's caricature of Lipton. (Oct. 18) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information Biography: James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host of Inside the Actors Studio. He is also the author of the novel Mirrors, which was adapted to film, and the book and lyrics for two Broadway musicals..


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