All his Jazz : The Life and Death of Bob Fosse Book Summary and Study Guide

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Bob Fosse was the academy award winning director of the movie Cabaret. He also directed the movie All that Jazz, an autobiographical story about a movie director who drinks and womanizes too much, and ends up dying of a heart attack. Gottfried takes the title of his biography of Fosse from this movie because Fosse actually died of a heart attack, eight years after filming All the Jazz.
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Fosse choregraphed and directed great Broadway musicals, including Sweet Charity, Pippin, and Chicago. Gottfried's book is a treasure trove of character studies of some of the great Broadway and Hollywood producers, writers and actors, including Dustin Hoffman, Neil Simon and Gwen Verdon.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   producer/director Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Director/Producer Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   orgies Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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