(September 30 to November 6, 2005) His play,"Born Yesterday," was performed in The Arena Stage production at the Fichlander Theater in Washington D.C. Kyle Donnelly was director.
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I have always refused to work on adaptations of other people's works. I love film better, I adore film, and I'm immensely jealous of film. I feel that it should have a literature of its own. Taking a big fat novel like David O. Selznick
did with Gone with the Wind
(1939) may sell a lot of seats, but it doesn't produce the masterpieces like Citizen Kane
(1941) and "A Nous la Liberte".
Wrote a book about his friendship with Spencer Tracy
and Katharine Hepburn
("Tracy and Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir", 1971, Plume). Hepburn saw this as a deep betrayal, and didn't speak with Kanin for many years.