Kiss Me Kate: A Musical Play

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953.

Price: $750.00

Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a moderately spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper. A popular musical play based on *The Taming of the Shrew*, basis for a number of films and television movies, originally directed by George Sidney in 1953 with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, and Bob Fosse. Made just as Hollywood was trying to give television audiences a reason to return to theaters, it is reportedly the only film shot simultaneously in full frame, widescreen, and 3D versions, and consequently suffers a bit from performers repeatedly lunging themselves at the camera. Also of note is the 1968 television version directed by Paul Bogart with Robert Goulet and Carol Lawrence.

Item #344100

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Kiss Me Kate: A Musical Play. Samuel SPEWACK, Bella, Cole Porter, Bella.