(1932). Stage Play: Gay Divorce. Musical comedy. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
. Book by Dwight Taylor. Based on an unproduced play by J. Hartley Manners
[posthumous credit]. Musical Director: Gene Salzer. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek
and Russell Bennett. Material adapted by Kenneth S. Webb
and Samuel Hoffenstein
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Russian-born composer and screenwriter. Started in the U.S. as a drama critic for the New York Evening Sun. He also contributed articles and short stories to Vanity Fair and The New York Tribune. Hoffenstein settled in Los Angeles in 1931 and worked as a screenwriter for Paramount until 1936, and for 20th Century Fox from 1941 to 1948...