Stage Door


Author: Edna Ferber,George Simon Kaufman
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822210696
Category: Drama
Page: 109
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THE STORY: The play concerns a group of young girls who have come to New York to study acting and find jobs. The scene is Mrs. Orcutt's boarding house, where the hopes and ambitions of sixteen young women are revealed in scenes of entertaining come

The Stage Door

The Stage Door
Author: Kurt Collins
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467889469
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
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Kurt, a working-class guy from England, had the opportunity to realize a childhood dream of owning and running a nightclub abroad, and he grabbed it with both hands. This story follows his journey and gives readers an insight to the temptations, corruption, infidelity, and social drug use that he experiences along the way. People are sold a vision about living and working abroad, but the reality is more often than not generally somewhat different.

Theater Geek

The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp
Author: Mickey Rapkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439154397
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 240
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What do Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Braff, and Mandy Moore have in common? Before they were stars, they were campers at Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers. Founded in 1975, Stagedoor continues to attract scores of young performers eager to find kindred spirits, to sing out loud, to become working actors—or maybe even stars. Every summer for the past thirty-five years, a new crop of campers has come to the Catskills for an intense, often wrenching introduction to professional theater. (The camp produces thirteen full-scale productions during each of its three sessions.) These kids come from varying backgrounds—the offspring of Hollywood players from Nora Ephron to Bruce Willis work alongside kids on scholarship. Some campers have agents, others are seeking representation. When Mickey Rapkin, a senior editor at GQ and self-proclaimed theater fanatic, learned about this place, he fled Manhattan for an escape to upstate New York. At Stagedoor, he tracked a trio of especially talented and determined teen actors through their final session at camp. Enter Rachael Singer, Brian Muller, and Harry Katzman, three high school seniors closing out their sometimes sheltered Stagedoor experiences and graduating into the real world of industry competition and rejection. These veteran campers—still battling childhood insecurities, but simultaneously searching for that professional gig that will catapult them to fame—pour their souls into what might be their last amateur shows. Their riveting stories are told in Theater Geek, an eye-opening, laugh-out-loud chronicle full of drama and heart, but also about the business of training kids to be professional thespians and, in some cases, child stars. (The camp has long acted as a farm system for Broadway and Hollywood, attracting visits from studio executives and casting directors.) Via original interviews with former and current campers and staff—including Mandy Moore, Zach Braff, and Jon Cryer—Rapkin also recounts Stagedoor Manor’s colorful, star-studded history: What was Natalie Portman’s breakout role as a camper? What big-time Hollywood director, then barely a teenager, dated a much older Stagedoor staff member? Why did Courtney Love (at Stagedoor visiting her daughter) get into an argument with a hot dog vendor who had set up shop at the camp? Theater Geek leads readers through the triumphs and tragedies of the three senior campers’ final summer in an absorbing, thought-provoking narrative that reveals the dynamic and inspiring human beings who populate this world. It also explores what the proliferation of theater camps says about our celebrity-obsessed youth and our most basic but vital need to fit in. Through the rivalry, heartbreak, and joy of one summer at Stagedoor Manor, Rapkin offers theater geeks of all ages a dishy, illuminating romp through the lives of serious child actors. Rich, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining, Theater Geek pulls back the curtain on an elite and intriguing world to reveal what’s really at its core: children who simply love to perform.

The Stage Door (Classic Reprint)


Author: Charles Belmont Davis
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780484531818
Category:
Page: 392
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Excerpt from The Stage Door Ours was the second train to arrive after the ao eident, and while the towering mass of wreckage had remained untouched, most of the human suffering had been fairly well put under cover. The killed had either been carried into the section house or covered with blankets, and the doctors who had ar rived a short time before us were looking after the more seriously injured in one of the coaches of their special. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Stage Door Canteen


Author: Maggie Davis
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497626609
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
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New York City, the capital of the free world, is dark, its lights turned off as enemy submarines lurk offshore, as close as Coney Island. Three men—a gunner from a B‐17 bomber who is a national hero, a magazine editor uprooted from civilian life and attached to the Allied High Command, and the violence‐stalked captain of a Royal Merchant Navy freighter—find their destinies linked with three volunteer hostesses from New York’s famous Stage Door Canteen. Genevieve Rose is a beautiful Broadway star in an experimental Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that seems headed for disaster. Elise Ginsberg is an indomitable young refugee from Hitler’s terror. And Bernadine Flaherty is an ambitious, talented teenage dancer from Brooklyn hoping for her big show-business break. Against Manhattan’s wartime glamour, GIs fresh from combat in North Africa and the Pacific find themselves dancing with the likes of the Stage Door Canteen’s Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Food, whiskey, and clothes are rationed, and spies are where one least expects to find them. Life is lived for the moment, love is passionate and often random, and those with a chance at happiness make a grab for it. For beyond the frenetic blackout, the entire world is fighting and dying.

By the Stage Door


Author: Ada Patterson,Victory Bateman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Actors in literature
Page: 217
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STAGE DOOR


Author: Charles Belmont 1866-1926 Davis
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781371927028
Category: History
Page: 398
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The Stage Door

Stories by Those Who Enter It (Classic Reprint)
Author: Clement W. Scott
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781527659278
Category:
Page: 102
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Excerpt from The Stage Door: Stories by Those Who Enter It Hamlet, Macbeth, Werner, and Richelieu with the best of them, when the hospital doctor pressed his hand, and told him at the very outset of his young life that he would never act again, and poor Tom turned his face to the wall, and sobbed like a child, God's will be done 1 Yes, my dear sir, don't smile. Actors can pray, like the rest of us, and they have hearts of their own, I can assure you. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Stage Door


Author: John Hudson,Gerry Parker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908326249
Category: Theater
Page: 160
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Theatre

Through the Stage Door
Author: David Balthrop,Lissa Graham-Schneider,Mark Malinauskas,Brent Menchinger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787295615
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 200
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From Stage Door Shadows


Author: Jodi Cleghorn
Publisher: Literary Mix Tapes
ISBN: 9780987112682
Category: Fiction
Page: 186
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Twenty-six authors trade Tiny Dancer s California-blessed lyrics for the shadowed recesses of stages large and small in From Stage Door Shadows, a speculative fiction homage to the darkness just beyond the limelight of the entertainment industry. The stories re-introduce the women Bernie Taupin wrote about and Elton John sang about: blue jean baby, LA lady, the band s seamstress, the music man s wife and the girl dancing in the sand, along with a stellar cast of musicians, singers, thespians, fans, managers, dancers, DJs, magicians, talent show contestants, stars and has-beens. From vaudeville to opera, piano bar and street corner, hotel suite and beauty pageant, From Stage Door Shadows is a backstage pass to where dreams of fame, fortune and fulfilment live and die in a heartbeat. Featuring stories from Sam Adamson, Joanne Anderton, Cath Barton, Alan Baxter, Jessica Bell, Jodi Cleghorn, Janette Dalgliesh, Rebecca L. Dobbie, J.M. Donellan, Tom Dullemond, Laura Eno, Emma Kerry, Lisamarie Lamb, Len Lambert, S.G. Larner, Clive Martyn, Monica Marier, Andrew J. McKiernan, Laura Meyer, Theresa Milstein, Jennifer Muirhead, Melanie Saward, Graham Storrs, Rus VanWestervelt, Devin Watson and Daniel Wynne