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Other Works

  • (1983) Novel: "Duluth"
  • (1946) Novel: "Williwaw"
  • (1947) Novel: "In a Yellow Wood"
  • (1948) Novel: "The City and the Pillar"
  • (1952) Novel: "The Judgment of Paris"
  • (1960) Novel: "Visit to a Small Planet" (filmed as Visit to a Small Planet (1960))
  • (1962) Novel: "Rocking the Boat"
  • (1962) Novel: "Romulus; A New Comedy"
  • (1964) Novel: "The Best Man: A Play about Politics"(filmed as The Best Man (1964))
  • (1965) Novel: "Julian"
  • (1965) Novel: "Messiah"
  • (1967) Novel: "Washington D.C."
  • (1968) Novel: "Myra Breckenridge" (filmed as Myra Breckinridge (1970))
  • (1972) Playwright: "An Evening with Richard Nixon"
  • (1973) Biography: "Burr"
  • (1976) Novel: "1876"
  • (1981) Novel: "Creation"
  • (1982) Novel: "The Second American Revoution"
  • (1984) Biography (of Abraham Lincoln): "Lincoln"
  • (1987) Novel: "Empire"
  • (1990) Novel: "Hollywood"
  • (1992) Novel: "Live from Golgotha"
  • (1992) Novel: "Screening History"
  • (1957) Stage: Wrote "A Visit to a Small Planet", produced on Broadway. Comedy. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. Booth Theatre: 7 Feb 1957 - 11 Jan 1958 (388 performances).
  • (1960) Stage Play: The Best Man. Political Drama. Written by Gore Vidal. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge. Associate Scenic Design: John Harvey. Associate Lighting Design: John Harvey. Assistant Scenic Design: Hugh Hardy and Ming Cho Lee. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Morosco Theatre: 31 Mar 1960- 8 Jul 1961 (540 performances). Cast: Melvyn Douglas (as "William Russell"), Frank Lovejoy (as "Joseph Cantwell") [final Broadway role], Lee Tracy (as "Arthur Hockstader"), Leora Dana, Kathleen Maguire, Ruth McDevitt, Joseph Sullivan, Karl Weber (as "Dick Jensen, Russell's campaign manager"), Barbara Berjer, Tony Bickley, Gordon B. Clarke, John Dorrin, Mitchell Erickson, Howard Fischer, Hugh Franklin, Martin Fried, Graham Jarvis (as "Sheldon Marcus"). Ruth Maynard, Tom McDermott, Ruth Tobin. Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard, Associate Producer: Lyn Austin. Filmed as The Best Man (1964).
  • (1972) Stage: Wrote "An Evening With Richard Nixon and...", produced on Broadway. Satire. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Shubert Theatre: 30 Apr 1972 - 13 May 1972 (16 performances + 14 performances).
  • (2000) Stage: Wrote "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" (revival).
  • (2008) Stage: Wrote "A Catered Affair" Musical.
  • (2007) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois with Douglas Vickers in the cast.
  • Appeared on the daytime program "Tempo" hosted by Regis Philbin on October 6, 1970.
  • (1992) Book: "The Decline and Fall of the American Empire"
  • (1995) Book: "Palimpest; A Memoir
  • (1978) Novel "Kalki"
  • (1982) Book: "The Second American Revolution and Other Essays (1976-1982)"
  • (1974) Novel: "Myron"
  • (March 10, 1977) Guested on the daytime program "Midday" with Roy Cohn in a debate of "The McCarthy Era", other guest was Benny Binion.
  • (1976) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Victor Jory, Don Porter, and Scott McKay in the cast.
  • (2002) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Billy Campbell, William R. Moses, Gil Rogers, Celia Weston, Angela Pierce, Anita Gillette, Carleton Davis, Andrew Garman, Warren Kelley, John Shuman, and David Wilson-Barns in the cast.
  • (March 17, 1958) His play, "Visit to the Small Planet," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Cyril Ritchard in the cast.
  • (September 18, 1961) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Melvyn Douglas in the cast.
  • (1959) His play, "Visit to a Small Planet," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Arthur Treacher and Irene Kane in the cast. Michael Howard was director.
  • (July 1976) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Victor Jory, Don Porter and Scott McKay in the cast.
  • (October 9 to November 29, 1987) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Buddy Ebsen, Mel Ferrer, Don Murray and Hope Lange in the cast. Jose Ferrer was director.
  • (October 7 to 31, 1976) His play, "The Best Man," was performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (Mainstage) in Louisville, Kentucky with William McNulty (Dick Jensen); Michael Kevin (Aide to Dick Jensen); William Cain (William Russell); Harry Groener (First Reporter); Hal Tenny (Second Reporter); Ardeth Pappas (Third Reporter); Marji Dodrill (Alice Russell); Ruth Maynard (Mrs. Gamadge); Victor Jory (Arthur Hockstader); Adale O'Brien (Mabel Cantwell); Daniel Hugh-Kelly (Bill Blades); John Newton (Joseph Cantwell); John H. Fields (Senator Carlin); Ray Fry (Dr. Artinian) and Jim Baker (Sheldon Marcus) in the cast. Jon Jory was director.

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