Underfoot in Show Business

Underfoot in Show Business Review

It's a book about show business, where fame is the stock in trade. Each year there are hundreds of stagestruck kids arrive in New York determined to crash the theatre, firmly convinced they're destined to be famous Broadway stars or playwrights....

Title:Underfoot in Show Business
Edition Language:English

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    Underfoot in Show Business Reviews

  • Martin

    Helene Hanff recalls her ingenuous attempts to crash Broadway in the early forties.Full of gentle humor as Helene relates the ups and downs of life in the theaters.For many years Helene struggled to p...

  • Alana

    Why I had never picked up this author earlier, especially with how short her books are, I have no idea; they are truly a joy to read. Hanff wrote with such spunk and dry humor, taking jabs at herself,...

  • Chas

    This is a book that lifts the spirits! Poverty there is, but also humour, beauty, outrageous behaviour and life in the raw, it's all there; or is it? Is Helene Hanff putting on a brave face for her re...

  • Marybeth

    As if I didn't already adore this woman thanks to 84 Charing Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, she writes a hysterical memoir about her attempts to "crash the theatre" in the 1940s. I h...

  • Margaret H. Willison

    There is just something about Helene's voice that makes her feel like my funniest friend. She just knows her way around a good story. While 84 Charing Cross Road will always be first in my Hanff-heart...

  • Anna

    UPDATE 27.12.15: While staying with my parents for Christmas, I rediscovered this book on their shelves and felt compelled to re-read it. It is just as much of a charming delight the second time aroun...

  • Persephone

    This is actually Helene Hanff's first book, published in 1961, a few years before she enchanted millions with her 84, Charing Cross Road. It's an episodic account of her years as a struggling playwrig...

  • Linda Robinson

    Hanff is a gifted memoirist. This book includes the timeline of 84, Charing Cross Road, which makes the story seem even more personal–as though the author is a friend writing you letters from an apa...

  • Trelawn

    As usual I had a great time reading about Helene Hanff's life. This time she chronicled her failure to make her mark on Broadway. Her Oklahoma! and Lord of the Rings anecdotes alone make this worth th...

  • Selah Pike

    How can Hanff have failed as a playwright? Her books are amazing!...