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A Life Behind the Scenes in the Performing Arts

By Leon Van Dyke

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A Life Behind the Scenes in the Performing Arts. Limelight. Performing Arts - Reference, Performing Arts - Biography, Musicals Reference, Performing Arts - Dance/Reference. Hardcover. 240 pages. Limelight Editions #0879103108. Published by Limelight Editions (HL.332684).

Item Number: HL.332684

ISBN 0879103108. 6x9 inches. Maxim Gershunoff & Leon Van Dyke.

Maxim Gershunoff is a natural storyteller so it makes sense that he would want to tell the story of his very full life in show business. Throughout this easy-to-read memoir, the author writes about his personal life interwoven with the lives of music legends, including Benny Goodman, Leonard Bernstein, and Igor Stravinsky, and ballet stars, such as Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, George Balachine, and prima ballerina for the Bolshoi Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya. His close personal and working relationship with Sol Hurok brought Mr. Gershunoff into the company of such diverse personalities as Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood, Howard Hughes, and the Kennedys. His involvement with the Soviet/American Cultural Exchange Program brought Gershunoff into the everyday lives of Soviet performers during a tension-filled time between the US and USSR. Both a personal memoir and history, this compelling story of a renowned manager of the stars gives a unique and candid view into the world of creative arts and its personalities. HARDCOVER.

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