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SMASH a novel by Garson Kanin... is it Kanin's account about working on FUNNY GIRL?

Anyone else read this novel? Came out in 1980. Not connected with the Megan Hilty TV series, just the title. Is it Kanin's fictionalized, yet partially true account of the out of town problems with Streisand's FUNNY GIRL?

by Anonymousreply 1303/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 103/25/2013

Kanin was a closeted homo. His depiction of a lesbian affair affair in the book is laughable.

by Anonymousreply 203/25/2013

Garson Kanin was gay? IS EVERYBODY GAY? Did Ruth and Ms. Seles know?

by Anonymousreply 303/25/2013

make that Seldes not Seles!

by Anonymousreply 403/25/2013

Garsin Kanin + Monica Seles 4eva!

by Anonymousreply 503/25/2013

Yes, everyone IS gay!

by Anonymousreply 603/25/2013


by Anonymousreply 703/25/2013

R3 = very ignorant

Garson Kanin is the one that inned Hepburn & Tracy.

by Anonymousreply 803/25/2013

ignorant r8? Perhaps I'm just under 80.

by Anonymousreply 903/25/2013

To answer the original question, yes, it is a thinly veiled version of working on FG--substituting Nora Bayes for Fanny Brice.

by Anonymousreply 1003/25/2013

Thank you R10! I read it when it first came out. In the process of reading it again.

by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2013

It looks like you got the answer you were looking for OP, however that being said, one thing for certain is Garson Kanin was a hack writer.

by Anonymousreply 1203/26/2013

No similarity at all.

by Anonymousreply 1303/26/2013
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