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First Nighter: Moss Hart's "Act One" in Two Great, Big Acts

David Finkle | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When theater veteran Moss Hart published his bestselling Act One in 1959, he packed a lot into it about his impoverished childhood and neophyte playwr...

Egon Finney, Rin Tin Tin, Scott Fitzgerald, and Water-Skiing, 1928

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Egon Finney is a Jazz Age celebrity no one has noticed since his lifetime, but who is surely as interesting as many of his human contemporaries -- and far more interesting than many of them.

Neysa McMein: Who Is She And Why Does She Deserve Your Immediate Attention?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The revival of S. N. Behrman's Biography has me thinking about someone who's fascinated me for years, someone well-known at the time the play debuted but virtually forgotten now: Neysa McMein.