Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Lorenz HartA Poet on Broadway$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Frederick Nolan

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102895

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 September 2018

Night Madness

Night Madness

Chapter:
(p.186) 24 Night Madness
Source:
Lorenz Hart
Author(s):

Frederick Nolan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0024

While Richard Rodgers played tennis and lived what he described as the life of a retired banker, Lorenz Hart's erratic, disorganized life grew ever more chaotic. He had what one of his friends called “night madness” where Larry was respectable until ten thirty. He would take his mother to a show, or to dinner, or a party. Then they would go home and he'd wait till she went to bed, and he'd be out with his own crowd. Those were crazy nights. It was if he never wanted to go to sleep. Frances Manson, a scenarist with Columbia, saw a lot of Larry while he was in Hollywood; she went out with him often. His lifestyle in general and his appetite for liquor in particular bothered her. One night they went to the Clover Club, a gambling place on the Strip. Larry bet like a madman, money pouring out of every pocket as he placed his bets.

Keywords:   Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, night madness, Frances Manson, lifestyle, Clover Club

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .