(from the novel by)
No Place to Go
(adapted from the play: "Minick" by) / (short story "Old Man Minick" - uncredited)
(adapted from the play: "Minick" by) / (story "Old Man Minick" - uncredited)
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[from her autobiography "A Peculiar Treasure", describing her reaction to "Ol' Man River" from "Show Boat", based on her best-selling novel] The music mounted, mounted, and I give you my word my hair stood on end, the tears came to my eyes, I breathed like a heroine in a melodrama . . . This was great music. This was music that would outlast your day and my day.
The character of Jett Rink in her novel "Giant" was loosely based upon the life of Texas oilman Glenn McCarthy
. McCarthy built the Shamrock Hotel at a cost of $21 million. It opened on St. Patrick's Day 1949 with a grand-opening party costing over $1 million. Ferber was one of the guests who stayed in the hotel, and after meeting with him, she decided to write a novel based upon his life. McCarthy...