The Resource Master of Ceremonies, Joel Grey, (electronic resource)

Master of Ceremonies, Joel Grey, (electronic resource)

Label
Master of Ceremonies
Title
Master of Ceremonies
Statement of responsibility
Joel Grey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story. Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the theater at the age of 9, starting in children's theater and then moving to the main stage. He was hooked, and his seven decades long career charts the evolution of American entertainment?from Vaudeville performances with his father, Mickey Katz to the seedy gangster filled nightclubs of the forties, the bright lights of Broadway and dizzying glamour of Hollywood, to juggernaut musicals like Cabaret, Chicago, and Wicked. Master of Ceremonies is a memoir of a life lived in and out of the limelight, but it is also the story of the man behind the stage makeup. Coming of age in a time when being yourself tended to be not only difficult but also dangerous, Joel has to act both on and off the stage. He spends his high school years sleeping with the girls-next-door while carrying on a scandalous affair with an older man. Romances with to-die-for Vegas Showgirls are balanced with late night liaisons with like-minded guys, until finally Joel falls in love and marries a talented and beautiful woman, starts a family, and has a pretty much picture perfect life. But 24 years later when the marriage dissolves, Joel has to once again find his place in a world that has radically changed. Drawing back the curtain on a career filled with show-stopping numbers, larger-than-life stars and even singing in the shower with Bjork, Master of Ceremonies is also a portrait of an artist coming to terms with his evolving identity. When an actor plays a character, he has to find out what makes them who they are; their needs, dreams, and fears. It's a difficult thing to do, but sometimes the hardest role in an actor's life is that of himself. Deftly capturing the joy of performing as well as the pain and secrets of an era we have only just started to leave behind, Joel's story is one of love, loss, hard-won honesty, redemption, and success
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1932-
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Grey, Joel
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fiction
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1932-
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  • Grey, Joel
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
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Label
Master of Ceremonies, Joel Grey, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781427278531
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
D8C16FEA-4AC3-4187-AFE5-17BE7F4D19F7
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  • 1069271
  • 1069271
  • 1069271
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
Master of Ceremonies, Joel Grey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427278531
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
D8C16FEA-4AC3-4187-AFE5-17BE7F4D19F7
System control number
  • 1069271
  • 1069271
  • 1069271
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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