Garson Kanin Critical Essays

Introduction

Garson Kanin 1912–

American playwright, novelist, nonfiction writer, screenwriter, and director.

During his early career, Kanin was best known for his play Born Yesterday. Later, as a Hollywood "insider," he chronicled the glamor and the scandal of the private lives of many elusive show-business personalities.

(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 5-8, rev. ed., Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 7: Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, and Authors in the News, Vol. 1.)