PHOTO CALL: Way to Go, Goldwyn! Alan King Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Way to Go, Goldwyn! Alan King Opens Off-Broadway

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Comedy legend Alan King opens Mr. Goldwyn Off-Broadway and gets a congratulatory hug from Farley Granger, an actor hand-picked by Goldwyn's studio to star in his first film, "The North Star." Granger later appeared in "Rope" and "Strangers on a Train."

Mr. Goldwyn, by Marsha Lebby and John Lollos, takes place in film mogul Goldwyn's Hollywood office in 1952 when Goldwyn had only a few hit movies left in him. He had already produced "Wuthering Heights," "Little Foxes," "Stella Dallas," "Pride of the Yankees" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," when his career declined in the 1950's. Today, he is also remembered for his Goldwynisms - malaprops like "A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on" and "In two words: im-possible." Gene Saks, famed for Neil Simon's works, directs.

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— By Christine Ehren