Overview

The tense relations between Soviet Russia and the West are lovingly satirized in Silk Stockings, where agents of all kinds cross paths in Paris, far away from both Moscow and Hollywood.

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Cole Porter

Cole Porter was born in Peru, Indiana in 1891 and died in Hollywood 73 years later. In between, he wrote some of the most memorable songs ever heard on stage or screen, among them “Night and Day,” “Begin the Beguine,” “You’re The Top,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Love For Sal ...

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George S. Kaufman

George S. Kaufman was born in Pittsburgh in 1889. During his early career as a reporter and drama critic , he began to write for the theatre. For 40 years, beginning in 1921 with the production of Dulcy, there was rarely a year without a Kaufman play — usually written in coll ...

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Leueen MacGrath

LEUEEN MACGRATH Born in London in 1914, Leueen MacGrath began her career as an actress with the 1936 film Whom The Gods Love, a biopic about Mozart and his wife Constanze, followed by Pygmalion and a series of B-movies: All Hands, Meet Maxwell Archer, The Saint’s Vacation. In ...

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Abe Burrows

Born December 18, 1910 in NYC, Burrows graduated New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn and later attended both City College and NYU. His career in radio and television writing began with This is New York (1938), followed by the Rudy Vallee Program (1940), Duffy’s Town (1940-194 ...

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Melchior Lengyel

MELCHIOR LENGYEL was born in Hungary in 1880. He started his career as a journalist in Košice, then later in Budapest. His first play, A nagy fejedelem (The Great Prince) was performed by the Thalia Company in 1907. The Hungarian National Theatre performed his next drama A há ...

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