Unfinished Business: Memoirs, 1902-1988

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Applause Theatre Books, Jan 1, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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For over half a century, John Houseman played a commanding role on the American cultural scene. Nobody in the business has been a major part of so much of it. Almost every significant talent and personality collaborated with Houseman in the theater, Hollywood, radio and television. In Unfinished Business, the 1500 pages of his three earlier memoirs, Run-Through, Front and Center and Final Dress have been distilled into one astonishing volume, with fresh revelations throughout and a riveting new final chapter which brings the Houseman saga to a close.

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A well written account of an interesting life. Houseman worked with many fascinating people, including Raymond Chandler (on "The blue dahlia") and Orson Welles. He tells a good tale. Read full review

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Amazingly this tome is condensed from three previous volumes. Still, there is too much of his early career that sounds like diary entries. There is nothing about "The Paper Chase" TV series, which is what anyone who is my age recognizes him. Read full review


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About the author (1989)

John Houseman, the producer of "The Blue Dahlia, "is now head of the Drama Division of the Juilliard School of Music.""
Matthew J. Bruccoli, Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, is the author of the recently published "The O'Hara Concern, "a biog-raphy of John O'Hara.

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