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Writing: Novels, Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Short Nonfiction, Plays Published

Novels

Title Publishing History
Additional Details
Cordelia?
  • Arbor House, New York – 1982
  • Zebra (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1983
  • Severn House Publishers, London -- 1983

Smash
  • Viking Press, New York – 1980
  • Macmillan Publishers Ltd., London – 1980
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation (Mass Market Paperback edition) – 1982
Optioned by Amblin/ Showtime - 2010cast
Moviola
  • Simon & Schuster, New York – 1979
  • Miniseries, NBC – 1980
  • Article: TV Guide -- May 23-30, 1980
  • MacMillan, London – 1980
  • Rizzoli Editore, Milan, Italy – 1980
  • Brugera, Barcelona, Spain – 1980
  • Moewig, Germany – 1980
  • Luitingh, Holland – 1980
  • Altin Kitaplar, Turkey – 1980
  • Pocket Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1980
  • Pan Books, Ltd. (Paperback edition), London – 1980
  • Rizzoli Editore (Paperback edition) Milan, Italy – 1980
  • Brugera (Paperback edition), Barcelona, Spain – 1980
  • Moewig (Paperback edition), Germany – 1980
  • Luitingh (Paperback edition), Holland – 1980
  • Altin Kitaplar (Paperback edition), Turkey – 1980
  • Suomen Kuvapalvelu Oy, Finland – 1980
  • The Book Club (Foyles) London – 1981
  • Editora Record (Paperback edition) – 1981

One Hell of an Actor
  • Harper & Row, New York – 1977
  • Barrie & Jenkins, Ltd. – 1978
  • Dell (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1977

A Thousand Summers
  • Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York – 1973 (Bestseller on most national lists)
  • Literary Guild Selection – 1974
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Club: United States, Holland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Australia, Sweden, Italy – 1974-76
  • Rupert Hart-Davis & MacGibbon, Ltd., London – 1973
  • Les Presses de la Cite, Paris, France – 1973
  • Unieboek B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 1974
  • Rizzoli Editore, Milan, Italy – 1975
  • B. Wahlstroms Bokforlag AB, Stockholm, Sweden – 1974
  • Mikasa Shobo Ltd., Tokyo, Japan – 1975
  • Plaza y Janes, S.A. Barcelona, Spain – 1976
  • G.K. Hall & Company (Large Print Edition), Boston – 1974
  • Coronet Magazine (Condensation) – March 1973
  • Bantam Books, Inc. (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1974
  • Panther Books, Ltd. (Paperback edition), London – 1976
  • Rizzoli Editore (Paperback edition), Milan, Italy – 1976

Where It's At
  • New American Library (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1969
Novelization of Mr. Kanin's Screenplay
Cast of Characters
  • Atheneum, New York – 1969
  • Collected Short Stories
The Rat Race
  • Pocket Books, Inc. (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1960
  • Harborough Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback edition), London – 1960
  • Angencia Portuguese de Revistas, Portugal – 1960
  • Novelization of Mr. Kanin's screenplay
  • Agencia
Blow up a Storm
  • Random House, New York – 1959
  • Excerpt: Diners’ Club Magazine – 1959
  • Heinemann Ltd., London – 1960
  • Pocket Books, Inc. (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1960
  • Panther Books (Paperback edition), London – 1961
  • Juilliard, Paris – 1962 (Jazz en Tempete)
  • Wangels Forlag A/S, Copenhagen, Norway – 1963 (Jazz Skaebner)



Non-Fiction

 

Title Publishing History
Additional Details

Together Again!  Hollywood’s Great Movie Teams

  • Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York – 1981
  • Angus and Robertson Publishers, London – 1982

It Takes A Long Time to Become Young

  • Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York – 1978
  • G.K. Hall & Company (Large Print edition), Boston – 1978
  • Excerpt:  in Flighttime – 1978
  • Berkley Books (Mass Market Paperback edition) – 1979

Hollywood: Stars and Starlets, Tycoons and Flesh-Peddlers, Moviemakers and Moneymakers, Frauds and Geniuses, Hopefuls and Has-Beens, Great Lovers and Sex Symbols

  • Viking Press, New York – 1974
  • Literary Guild Selection – 1974
  • Les Presses de la Cite,  France – 1975
  • Excerpts: in Cosmopolitan, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune – 1975
  • Hart-Davis & MacGibbon, London – 1975
  • Bantam Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1974
  • Excerpt:  Book Digest Magazine – 1975
  • Panther (Paperback edition), London – 1977
  • Novo Tempo, Brazil
  • Proscenium Books (Trade Paperback edition), New York – 1984

Tracy & Hepburn an Intimate Memoir
  • Viking Press, New York – 1971 (Number one bestseller, The New York Times)
  • Literary Guild Alternate – 1971
  • Angus & Robertson,, Ltd., London – 1972
  • Bantam Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1972
  • Serialization: in the American Tribune-Daily News Syndicate – 1971
  • Serialization: in the Daily Mail, London – 1971
  • Excerpts:  in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Reader’s Digest
  • Zalozba Obzorja Maribar, Yugoslavia – 1973
  • Les Presses de la Cite, France – 1974
  • Solar (paperback), France – 1974
  • Zalozba Obzorja, Slovenia – 1980
  • Longanesi, Italy – 1982
  • S. Fischer Verlag, Germany – 1988
  • Reprint:  Donald I. Fine, Inc. (Trade Paper edition) – 1988
A memoir of Mr Kanin’s friendship with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
Remembering Mr. Maugham
  • Atheneum, New York – 1969 (Introduction by Noel Coward)
  • Excerpt:  Vogue – August 1966
  • Excerpt:  Playbill – September 1966
  • Excerpt:  The New York Times – September 1966
  • Hamish-Hamilton, Ltd., London – 1966
  • Fugambo, Tokyo, Japan – 1967
  • Dramatic Reading:  at The Players, New York City – 1967 (Dennis King and Garson Kanin)
  • Dramatic Reading:  at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. – 1969 (Dennis King and Garson Kanin)
  • Stage Adaptation:  The Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles – 1969
  • Bantam Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1973
  • Friends of the Libraries: University of Southern California – a Conversation with Ruth Gordon, Clare Booth Luce, George Cukor, Garson Kanin, Aerol Arnold
  • Excerpt:  South of France, Cadogan Books – September 1985

A memoir of Mr Kanin’s friendship with W. Somerset Maugham

Short Fiction

 

 

Title Publishing History
Additional Details
Another Woman
  • The Saturday Evening Post – November 1976

Say No More
  • Cosmopolitan – October 1976
  • Bisho (Japan) – 1977
  • Alle Kvinner (Norway) – 1977

One of Those NIghts
  • Penthouse – July 1972

What They Call 'Skin Hunger'
  • Penthouse – December 1970

He Wished Her Dead and Wished Her Dead Until One Day He Died
  • Penthouse – September 1970
  • Lui (France) – 1972
  • Alt for Damerne (Denmark) – February 1972 (--Til Sidste Drabe --)

A Horse of A Different Color
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969 (From a TV script, for Garson Kanin’s Mr Broadway series,  December – 1964)

Something to Sing About
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969 (From a TV script, Episode 12, for Garson Kanin’s Mr Broadway series,  December – 1964

The Grand Illumination
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
  • Reprinted: in Short Story International - 1982

The He-She Chemistry
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969  (From a TV script, Episode 6, for Garson Kanin’s Mr Broadway series, October – 1964)

Girl Overboard
  • Cosmopolitan – January 1969

The Only Game in Town
  • Playboy – December 1966
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969

None But the Brave (Medal of Honor)
  • Playboy – December 1962
  • Alt for Maend (Denmark) – June 1965

Out of Character (Cavalier Collar)
  • The Saturday Evening Post – October 1962
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum - 1969

The Lady's Maid
  • Cavalier – October 1962
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – 1962
  • Argosy (England) – 1962
  • Brigitte (Germany) – March 1965
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969

By Appointment Only
  • Cosmopolitan – September 1962
  • Alt for Damerne (Denmark, Norway) – 1962

Sign That Boy!
  • McCall’s – January 1962
  • Grazia (Italy) – 1962
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969

Proposition
  • Playboy – January 1962
  • Kuva Posti (Finland) – 1962
  • Reprinted in Twelfth Anniversary Playboy Reader, Playboy Press – 1965
  • Reprinted in Playboy’s Short-Shorts, Playboy Press - 1970

Buddy Buddy
  • Playboy – September 1966
  • Alt for Maend (Denmark) – 1966
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum - 1969

The Money Man
  • McCall’s – April 1965
  • Dansk Familieblad (Denmark) – 1965
  • Grazia (Italy) – August 1965

There Goes My Other Phone
  • Gentlemen’s Quarterly – February 1964
  • Alt for Maend (Denmark) – August 1964
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969

Don't Forget
  • The Ladies Home Journal – September 1963
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – May 1964
  • Kvinner & Klaer (Norway) – October 1964
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969

Define the Word 'Wife'
  • Cavalier – March 1963
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969

An Echo of Love
  • The Saturday Evening Post – February 1963
  • Brigitte (Germany) – September 1963
  • Tidens Kvinder (Demark) – December 1963
  • Arianna (Italy) – March 1964
  • Norsk Dameblad (Norway) – April 1965
  • Reprinted:  in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
  • Reprinted: in Great Love Stories From The Saturday Evening Post, The Curtis Publishing Co. – 1976

Who to Who
  • McCall’s – January 1961
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – 1961
  • Marie-Claire (France) – 1961 (Le Pari De Leda Dumont)
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
  • Mondadori (Italy) – December 1973

Something for Suzie
  • Esquire – January 1959
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – 1959

We're Running A Little Late
  • Playboy – December 1958
  • Reprinted: in The Bedside Playboy, Playboy Press -1963

Faint Heart Etcetera
  • Good Housekeeping – November 1958
  • Setimo Ceu (Brazil) – 1959
  • Sopena (Argentina) – 1959
  • Grazia (Italy) – 1959

The Brahms Kick
  • Cosmopolitan – August 1958
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum - 1969

The Dog Act
  • Vogue – April 1958
  • Magasinet (Denmark) – 1958
  • Paris-Match (France) -  July 1961 (Nom D’un Chien)
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969

The Right-Hand Man
  • Good Housekeeping -  November 1957
  • Televised: on Playhouse 90, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, with Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, Stuart Erwin, Ruta Lee, Leslie Nielsen,  CBS – March 1958 (Season 2, Episode 28)

Flowers of Friendship
  • Esquire – August 1956
  • Berlingske Aftenavis (Denmark) – 1957
  • Reprinted:  in Cast of Characters, Atheneum - 1969
The Damndest Thing
  • Esquire – February 1956
  • Magasinet (Denmark) – 1956
  • Reprinted:  Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction – 1956
  • Reprinted: Second Science Fiction Anthology, Dell – 1957
  • Kuva Posti (Finland) – 1958
  • Televised:  Six People, No Music, on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, directed by Norman Lloyd, with John McGiver, Peggy Cass, CBS –January 1959 (Season 4, Episode 13)
  • Reprinted:  in Happy Endings, Bobbs-Merrill – November 1973
All Through The House
  • Esquire – December 1955
  • Adam (France) – December 1962 (Jamais De La Nuit Noel)
  • Reprinted:  Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
Do Re MI
  • Atlantic Monthly – March 1955
  • Hard Cover Edition: Little, Brown & Co. – 1955 (Illustration by Al Hirschfeld)
  • Film:  The Girl Can’t Help It ,  directed by Frank Tashlin, with Jayne Mansfield,               Tom Ewell, Edmond O’Brien, Twentieth Century Fox - 1956
  • Stage: Broadway Musical, book by Mr Kanin, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, directed by Mr Kanin, produced by David Merrick, with Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker, Nancy Dussault   - St James Theater  - December 1960
  • Reprinted: In Cast of Characters,  Atheneum - 1969
A Day At a Time
  • Good Housekeeping – February 1955
  • Film rights sold to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – 1955
Cabbie Unpublished
The Hickey Unpublished
The Wear and Tear of Back and Forth Unpublished
Ice Unpublished
A Real Man Unpublished

Plays Published

 

Title Publishing History
Additional Details
Peccadillo
Samuel French, Inc. - 1990

Dreyfus In Rehearsal
  • Dramatists Play Service - 1983
  • Revision, Dramatists Play Service - 1990

Speak The Speech
Dramatists Guild Quarterly - Summer 1980

Come on Strong
Dramatists Play Service - 1964

A Gift of Time
  • Samuel French, Inc. - 1962
  • Random House - 1962

The Live Wire Dramatists Play Service - 1951
The Rat Race Dramatists Play Service - 1950
The Smile of the World Dramatists Play Service - 1949
Born Yesterday
  • Dramatists Play Service - 1946
  • Viking Press - 1946
  • Reprinted in: Comedy Tonight! Doubleday - 1977
  • The Fireside Theatre - 1989


Short Non-Fiction

Title Publishing History
Additional Details
On Born Yesterday
Dramatists Guild Newsletter - March 1998

(From remarks by Garson Kanin Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982)

Remembering George Abbott
The New York Times, Arts & Leisure - February 12, 1995

Marlene Dietrich
Vanity Fair - November 1992

Turtle Bay
Architectural Digest - April 1992

Katharine Hepburn
The Kennedy Center Honors Program - December 1990

How I Got To Carnegie Hall

Supplement to The New York TImes - September 16, 1990

The Garden of Allah
Architectural Digest - April 1990

Adam's Rib: The Genesis
Memories Magazine - October/November 1989

Ruth and Thornton and 'Our Town'
The New York Times - January 9, 1989

A Slice of Lemmon
American Film Institute Tribute to Jack Lemmon (Souvenir Book) - March 10, 1988

John Henry Hammond: Centurion, Friend
Century Assocation Yearbook - 1988

Mr. Abbott (George Abbott's 100th Birthday)
Souvenir Program - May 1987
Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
George Abbott
Playbill (Tony Award Edition) - 1987

George Abbott - A Born Dancer's Abbott Touch

Variety - June 24, 1987

Introduction to the reprint of My Side by Ruth Gordon
Donald I. Fine, Inc. - 1986

Review of Chaplin: His LIfe and Art by David Robinson
The New York Times Book Review - November 10, 1985

Review of Queenie by Michael Korda
Harper's Bazaar - May 1965

Introduction to Dark Star
St. Martin's Press - 1985
Biography of John Gilbert by Leatrice Gilbert Fountain with John R. Maxim
A Pink Hotel (The Beverly Hills Hotel)
The New York Times Magazine - October 7, 1984

Introduction to the reprint of I Can Get It For You Wholesale by Jerome Weidman

Arbor House - 1984

The Cort and I
Playbill - April 1984

George Cukor's Loving Marriage to the Movies
The New York Times - February 6, 1983

George Abbott
The Kennedy Center Honors Program - December 1982

Neil Simon
Dramatics Magazine - September 1982

Theatre and Show Business
Tony Awards Supplement to The New York Times - May 1982

Sam Levene
Eulogy

L. Arnold Weissberger
Eulogy

Boris Aronson
Eulogy

Preface to A Knight at the Opera by Sir Rudolf Bing
G.P. Putnam's Sons - 1981

Rene Clair
The New York Times - March 29, 1981

Marc Connelly
  • Eulogy
  • Yale Drama School Bulletin - May 1981
  • Playbill - May 1981
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook - October 1981


An Ageless Garbo Celebrates her 75th
  • The Daily News Tonight - September 17, 1980
  • The Daily News - September 18, 1980

Mission Impossible: Find Another Garbo

TV Guide - May 17, 1980

The making of Moviola
Hollywood Roller Coaster
American FIlm - April 1980
Review of Dore Schary's book Heyday
To The Measure of Man
Anchor Press - 1980
For Peter Simon's On The Vineyard
What I Think of Aging
Modern Maturity - June/July 1979

To Rest is to Rust (Maggie Kuhn)
Quest/79 - June 1979

Anne Frank at 50
Newsweek - June 1979

Ad Lib
The Friars Club Journal - May 6, 1979
Johnny Carson Testimonial
Rosalind Russell
Eulogy

Ruth Gordon: Late Bloomer
Close-Ups, edited by Danny Peary, Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

The People vs. Eric Sevareid
The Daily News - January 25, 1978

Trouble on West 46th St (A plea to save the High School of Performing Arts)
Variety - December 10, 1976

Garson Kanin Statement at the request of Clive Barnes (in support of the High School of Performing Arts)
The New York Times - August 29, 1976

West Out West (Nathaniel West)
American Film - March 1976

I Remember It Well (More or Less)
Literary Guild Magazine - May 1974
Book tour for A Thousand Summers
Haiku
Vineyard Gazette - February 23, 1973

Hail Kubelsky! Bravo Birnbaum! (Jack Benny & George Burns)
The Friars Club Journal - May 1972

Telling What He Knows of 'That Place'
Los Angeles Times Book Review - February 27, 1972
Review of Bob Thomas's Weekend '33
One Plus One is 102 (Tracy and Hepburn)
  • Los Angeles Herald-Examiner - January 16, 1972
  • Syndication throughout the United States
  • On Stage: San Francisco - April 1972

A Thornton Wilder Protege by the Skin of His Teeth
Los Angeles Times - December 26, 1971 (syndication throughout the United States)

Glenda Farrell 1904-1971
The New York Times - May 16, 1971

Mia Farrow Comes to Rest
McCall's - April 1971

A Tall Tall Man (Robert E. Sherwood)
Performing Arts - March/April 1970

The Private Kate (Katharine Hepburn)
McCall's - February 1970

Feelings in the Presence of Literary Genius (W. Somerset Maugham)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner - July 13, 1969

My Next Trick is Great
The Taper Forum - Summer 1969
Remembering Mr. Maugham on stage
William Goetz Tribute
August 1969

'Chemin' A Classic Farce By The Master Farceur (Georges Feydeau)
Los Angeles Times - June 1, 1946

Who is Alan Jay? What is He?
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Silver Anniversary Tribute to Alan Jay Lerner - Sunday, February 9, 1969
Hollywood: As Was And As Is
The Hollywood Reporter 37th Anniversary Annual - 1967

Tracy: He Did His Job Before He Died (Spencer Tracy)
The New York Times -Sunday, June 25, 1967

Ginger: She Wanted to Be a Moooooovie Star (Ginger Rogers)
The New York Times -Sunday, January 29, 1967

I Have Known Ruth Gordon for Something Less Than A Hundred Years
The New York Times -Sunday, October 17, 1965

The 49th Street Parallel
The Turtle Bay Gazette - Fall 1965

Judy Holliday: 1922-1965
The New York Times -Sunday, June 13, 1965

FF Toward the End (Felix Frankfurter)
Virgina Law Review, Vol. 51:557 -1965

Trips to Felix (Felix Frankfurter)
  • Atlantic - March 1964
  • Reader Digest (Condensation) - June 1964
  • Reprinted in: Felix Frankfurter: A Tribute (Reynal & Company -1964)

Emlyn Williams
  • Book of the Month Club News - April 1962
  • Reprinted: The Book of the Month, edited by Al Silverman (Little, Brown - 1986)

Garon Kanin on Playwrighting
Diner's Club Magazine - Christmas 1962

Spend More TIme Away From the Mirror
Americada - Spring Issue 1959

Parade Standing Still
Saturday Review - December 22, 1951
Review of Show Biz from Vaude to Video by Abel Green & Joe Laurie, Jr.
The Bomb and the Parker 51
Theatre Arts - October 1948

Preface to 'Foreign Dialects' by Lewis & Marguerite Shalett Herman
Theatre Arts Books, New York - 1943

I Direct
Theatre Arts - September 1941

Letter to a Bewildered Young Man
  • The Hollywood Reporter - December 1940
  • Reprinted: Hello, Hollywood by Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr (Doubleday - 1962)

Thanks, Mr. Greeley
The Hollywood Reporter - 1940