I’ve been watching some old Mae West movies lately, and her snappy way with a one-liner (“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork“) got me thinking about some of the other quotable personalities in the arts:
Mr Kaufman reviewing a new stage comedy: There was laughter at the back of the theatre, leading to the belief that someone was telling jokes back there.
Oscar elaborates on the pecking order: The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Jonathan Miller (English theatre director)
Miss Davis makes a professional observation: In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.
Tallulah at the opening night of a new play: There’s less to this than meets the eye.
And here are just a few book we have in the collection to get you started, not forgetting the good old interweb thingy!