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Night Madness

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780195102895
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0024
Night Madness

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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

Chapter.  3941 words. 

Subjects: Popular Music

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