Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Master of self-caricature …

… The Man Who Wasn’t Gershwin - Commentary. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

To read about Levant is to be struck by how his seeming compulsion to blurt the details of his mental illnesses into the nearest microphone foreshadowed the modern-day “oversharers” who chronicle each twist and turn of their private lives. Even so, there was more to him than his madness, and the story of his career as a musician, sometime actor, and media figure avant la lettre will be of interest to anyone curious about what it meant to be famous in America at midcentury.
I enjoyed watching  him on the Paar show.

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