Irwin Shaw
American politician
Irwin Shaw
Irwin Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. He is best known for his novel The Young Lions (1948) about the fate of three soldiers during World War II that was made into a film starring Marlon Brando. Though Shaw's work received widespread critical acclaim, the success of his commercial fiction ultimately diminished his literary reputation.
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Ein von Gene Kelly - Nordkurier
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Zu den ersten, die dann den "Hollywood-Sturm" auslösten, gehörten die Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautoren Peter Viertel und Irwin Shaw. Ihre Mund-zu-Mund-Propaganda in Hollywood, schließlich arbeiteten sie mit vielen Stars, lockte etliche nach Klosters
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Artists and Writers Game More About Just Celebrity Softball - Patch.com
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A few of the famous names on former rosters were Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Kurt Vonnegut, Irwin Shaw, Yogi Berra and activist Abbey Hoffman of the Chicago Seven. Hope said that the game which for many is an August tradition, “pulls a lot of
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Warren County music columnist Bill Nutt -- 'Bummers for the summer' - Warren Reporter
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(Kudos to author Irwin Shaw, whose short story “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses” must surely have inspired the Boss.) “Summer Wages” by Ian Tyson. Not exactly a summer song, but the central metaphor of this beautiful country song fits the mood of
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Rich Man, Poor Man is nothing compared to our sad NAMA saga - Irish Examiner
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There's no equality of treatment between NAMA clients and every other debtor. We can't negotiate with NAMA clients to unwind crazy construction commitments of the past. This NAMA narrative dwarfs Irwin Shaw's novel
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The Young Lions (1958) - Gayworld.be
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De film is gebaseerd op het gelijknamige boek van Irwin Shaw. Dit is de enige film met Marlon Brando én Montgomery Clift. Beide acteurs waren de grootste talenten uit de filmwereld in de jaren '50. Clift stierf op jonge leeftijd, Brando bouwde zijn
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'Just One Catch' review: Tracy Daugherty's biography of Joseph Heller - OregonLive.com
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Several critics savaged "Something Happened," but Irwin Shaw, who according to Daugherty had been an early inspiration to Heller, told him it was "a great book. A masterpiece." The cost of "Something Happened" was the burden it placed on his family,
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Keeping Cool, Fashionably
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TRENDS come and go, but the dress persists, secure in its status as a metaphor. Irwin Shaw captured its wispy allure in his classic short story, ''The Girls in Their Summer Dresses,'' using the dress to conjure a mood of diffuse urban longing. Bruce Springsteen struck a similar chord, crooning ''in the cool of the evening light/The girls in their
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Fifty years since the death of Ernest Hemingway - World Socialist Web Site
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... James T. Farrell, John O'Hara, William Saroyan, Horace McCoy, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Nelson Algren, Irwin Shaw, Norman Mailer, James Jones, Ralph Ellison, JD Salinger, Richard Yates, Raymond Carver, Richard Ford and others, in English
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FORENSIC FORCE: Are Nigerians getting dumber? - NEXT
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I discovered my favourite writer, James A. Michener at 15 when I read 'The Source' and read books by John Steinbeck, Leon Uris, Irwin Shaw and repeatedly read James Clavell's 'Shogun'. Devouring William L. Shirer's 1600 page book 'The Rise and Fall of
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Winston Groom talks about his own life's chocolate box - Lagniappe
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Only after a couple of months, Groom says, did he realize Shaw's father was Irwin Shaw, who wrote "Rich Man, Poor Man” and "The Young Lions.” Adam Shaw was set on moving back to the Hamptons in New York around the time Groom was heading out to be a
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Open Book: Second Reading, by Jonathan Yardley - National Post (blog)
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It is the fate of such fiction, with rare exceptions, to disappear from sight over time, but Yardley cannot reconcile himself to the fading of his cherished, once bestselling but now obscure authors — John P. Marquand, Edwin O'Connor, Irwin Shaw,
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Doug Moe: Unforgettable: Dad, me and City of Light - Wisconsin State Journal
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I remember buying Irwin Shaw's memoir of the city, “Paris, Paris,” in Shakespeare and Company, and recall Shaw noting Paris was no city for anyone trying to cut down on either food or drink. I had not yet read what became my favorite Paris book — tied
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If Racism is Over, Why are Whites Still Kicking Me in the Ass? - CounterPunch
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As the archetypical Black Writer, Jimmy--as his friends called Mr. Baldwin--introduced me, immediately, to all of his buddies: James Jones, Irwin Shaw, Carlos Fuentes, and William Styron. They all had one thing in common: they were all rich writers,
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Venerdì 17 giugno, Teatro Orazio Bobbio di Trieste. Saggio finale Accademia ... - Il Giornale del Friuli Libero
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Cinque gli autori scelti da Macedonio come banco di prova per i ragazzi: Edgar Lee Masters, Eugene O'Neill, Tennesse Williams, Irwin Shaw e Thornton Wilder. Seguendo un filo conduttore “noir”, legato al tema della morte, così come è stato affrontato da
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"Código best seller" - Aragón Liberal
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Lo que entendemos ahora por best seller surge en la década de los 50 del siglo XX, cuando aparecen una serie de autores (Harold Robbins, James Michener, Irving Wallace, Irwin Shaw...) que cultivan una narrativa de consumo internacional con una temática
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Two Weeks To Go: My New York City Bucket List - Huffington Post (blog)
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Irwin Shaw, "The Eighty-Yard Run" When I first interviewed for a job at The Huffington Post, I had no idea its headquarters were based in New York. I had been living in San Francisco since college, and I never intended to leave
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Irwin Shaw
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1984
    Age 70
    Shaw died in Davos, Switzerland on May 16, 1984, aged 71, after undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
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  • 1980
    Age 66
    His novel The Top of the Hill was made into a TV movie about the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980, starring Wayne Rogers, Adrienne Barbeau, and Sonny Bono.
    More Details Hide Details His last two novels were Bread Upon the Waters (1981) and Acceptable Losses (1982). Shaw was highly regarded as a short story author, contributing to Collier's, Esquire, The New Yorker, Playboy, The Saturday Evening Post, and other magazines; and 63 of his best stories were collected in Short Stories: Five Decades (Delacorte, 1978), reprinted in 2000 as a 784-page University of Chicago Press paperback. Among his noted short stories are: "Sailor Off The Bremen", "The Eighty-Yard Run", and "Tip On A Dead Jockey". Three of his stories ("The Girls in Their Summer Dresses", "The Monument", "The Man Who Married a French Wife") were dramatized for the PBS series Great Performances. Telecast on June 1, 1981. This production was released on DVD in 2002 by Kultur Video. In 1950, Shaw wrote a book on Israel with photos by Robert Capa named Report on Israel.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 37
    In 1951 he left the United States and went to Europe, where he lived for 25 years, mostly in Paris and Switzerland.
    More Details Hide Details He later claimed that the blacklist "only glancingly bruised" his career. During the 1950s he wrote several more screenplays, including Desire Under the Elms (based on Eugene O'Neill's play) and Fire Down Below (about a tramp boat in the Caribbean). While living in Europe, Shaw wrote more bestselling books, notably Lucy Crown (1956), Two Weeks in Another Town (1960), Rich Man, Poor Man (1970) (for which he would later write a less successful sequel entitled Beggarman, Thief) and Evening in Byzantium (made into a 1978 TV movie). Rich Man, Poor Man was adapted into a highly successful ABC television miniseries in 1976.
    Shaw's second novel, The Troubled Air, chronicling the rise of McCarthyism, was published in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details He was among those who signed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the John Howard Lawson and Dalton Trumbo convictions for contempt of Congress, resulting from hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Accused of being a communist by the Red Channels publication, Shaw was placed on the Hollywood blacklist by the movie studio bosses.
  • 1948
    Age 34
    Shaw enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a warrant officer during World War II. The Young Lions, Shaw's first novel, was published in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details Based on his experiences in Europe during the war, the novel was very successful and was adapted into a 1958 film. Shaw was not happy with the film.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 22
    Shaw summered at the Pine Brook Country Club, located in the countryside of Nichols, Connecticut, which became the 1936 summer home of the Group Theatre (New York), whose roster included Elia Kazan, Harold Clurman, Harry Morgan, John Garfield, Frances Farmer, Will Geer, Clifford Odets and Lee J. Cobb.
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  • 1935
    Age 21
    Shaw began screenwriting in 1935 at the age of 21, and scripted for several radio shows, including Dick Tracy, The Gumps and Studio One.
    More Details Hide Details He recaptured this period of his life in his short story "Main Currents of American Thought," about a hack radio writer grinding out one script after another while calculating the number of words equal to the rent money: Furniture, and a hundred and thirty-seven dollars. His mother had always wanted a good dining-room table. She didn't have a maid, she said, so he ought to get her a dining room table. How many words for a dining-room table? Shaw's first play, Bury the Dead (1936) was an expressionist drama about a group of soldiers killed in a battle who refuse to be buried. His play Quiet City, directed by Elia Kazan and with incidental music by Aaron Copland, closed after two Sunday performances. During the 1940s, Shaw wrote for a number of films, including The Talk of the Town (a comedy about civil liberties), The Commandos Strike at Dawn (based on a C.S. Forester story about commandos in occupied Norway) and Easy Living (about a football player unable to enter the game due to a medical condition). Shaw married Marian Edwards (daughter of well-known screen actor Snitz Edwards). They had one son, Adam Shaw, born in 1950, himself a writer of magazine articles and non-fiction.
  • 1934
    Age 20
    He spent most of his youth in Brooklyn, where he graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1934.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1913
    Born
    Born on February 27, 1913.
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