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Getting To Know Him: A Biography Of Oscar Hammerstein II
by Hugh Fordin
Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) forged a remarkable, multifaceted career as a librettist, lyricist, playwright, director, and producer. He wrote Carmen Jones, Carousel, Show Boat, and, with longtime collaborator Richard Rodgers, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Hugh Fordin enjoyed complete access to the Hammerstein archives and conducted n ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 22nd 1995 by Da Capo Press
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Wonderful book about a wonderful man. He was beloved by everyone who knew him. Cannot imagine the world without this brilliant man's music. Fascinating to read about how the collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein created the unforgettable music that lives forever. Oklahoma, South Pacific, The King and I, My Fair Lady, and on and on.