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Guys and Dolls

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Producer Samuel Goldwyn pulled off quite a coup when he cast Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando in this 1955 screen version of the smash-hit Broadway show. In Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s ...

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Guys and Dolls

Ethan Mordden.

in Coming up Roses

November 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 3220 words.

Damon Runyon, a sportswriter, all-around journalist, and short-fiction retailer of the gamblers, girlfriends, crooks, freaks, and other denizens of the Broadway Tenderloin, became one of...

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Guys And Dolls (stage musical)

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 549 words.

Opening at the 46th Street Theatre in New York on 24 November 1950, the stage musical Guys And Dolls was

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Guys and Dolls and The Most Happy Fella: The Greater Loesser

Geoffrey Block.

in Enchanted Evenings

February 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 9369 words.

Two 1950s classics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls (1950) and The Most Happy Fella (1956), remain the toast of Broadway in the 1990s. Even those who love to hate Broadway musicals make an...

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Guys and Dolls

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

Producer Samuel Goldwyn pulled off quite a coup when he cast Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando in this 1955 screen version of the smash-hit Broadway show. In Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s ...

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Guys and Dolls

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 65 words.

A musical comedy (1950) with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (1910–69) and book by Jo

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Guys and Dolls (1950)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 410 words.

a musical comedy by Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows (book), Frank Loesser (music, lyrics). [46th Street Theatre, 1,200 perf.; Tony,

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Guys and Dolls

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 1034 words.

(46th Street Theatre 1950). Perhaps the most durable of all American musical comedies, it is so tightly written, has

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Guys And Dolls (film musical)

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 428 words.

Producer Samuel Goldwyn pulled off quite a coup when he cast Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando in this 1955 screen

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Damon Runyon (1884–1946)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 171 words.

Guys and dolls.

title of book (1931)

guys and dolls

‘My boy,’ he says, ‘always try to rub up against

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Damon Runyon (1884–1946)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 254 words.

Guys and dolls.

title of book (1931)

guys and dolls

‘My boy,’ he says, ‘always try to rub up against

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Damon Runyon (1884–1946)

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. 171 words.

Guys and dolls.

title of book (1931)

guys and dolls

‘My boy,’ he says, ‘always try to rub up against

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Runyon, Damon [Alfred] (1884–1946)

Michael Cox and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 57 words.

Guys and Dolls (1931) Fiction Short Stories Take It Easy (1938) Fiction Short Stories My Wife

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Loesser, Frank (1910)

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 51 words.

Settled in Hollywood 1931. Wrote several successful Broadway musicals (Guys and Dolls, 1950, The Most Happy

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Runyon, Damon

in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City

January 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 411 words.

Damon Runyon (1880–1946), newspaperman and author of the short stories collectively known as Guys and Dolls, was

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Runyon, Damon [Alfred] (1884–1946)

Christopher Riches and Michael Cox.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 63 words.

Guys and Dolls (1931) Fiction Short Stories

Take It Easy (1938) Fiction Short Stories

My Wife Ethel...

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mulled (up) adj.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 60 words.

drunk.

1931 D. Runyon ‘Lillian’ in Guys and Dolls (1956) 232: Wilbur Willard all mulled up to a

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scotched up adj.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 73 words.

drunk.

1931 D. Runyon ‘Lillian’ in Guys and Dolls (1956) 244: She takes up with Gregorio, the Ginney

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rumpot n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 145 words.

a drunkard.

1931 D. Runyon ‘Lillian’ in Guys and Dolls (1956) 236: Of course nobody on Broadway blames

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Lane, Nathan (3 Feb 1956)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 275 words.

He changed his name in honor of his favorite character, Nathan Detroit, from Guys and Dolls. Lane began

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Loesser, Frank (1910)

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 56 words.

American composer. Settled in Hollywood 1931. Wrote several successful Broadway musicals (Guys and Dolls, 1950, The Most Happy Fella...

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