Wrote "The Firebrand of Florence", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by / music arranged by / music orchestrated by 'Kurt Weill' (v). Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by Edwin Justus Mayer
(based on his play "Firebrand") and Ira Gershwin
. Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel. Book directed by John Haggott. Choreographed by...
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Former journalist and playwright, active on and off-Broadway from the mid-1920's. Moved to Hollywood as a press agent for Samuel Goldwyn and then became a title writer for De Mille and Pathe. Wrote his first screenplays from 1929. He was under contract at Paramount from 1932 to 1938, associated with Ernst Lubitsch on a couple of noted comedies, particularly To Be or Not to Be