Complete List of Works & Credits

Acting: Stage, Television
Directing & Writing: Stage, Film, Television
Writing: Novels, Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Short Nonfiction, Plays Published

Actor – Stage

Title Garson Kanin Credit Date(s) Additional Details Location
Remembering Mr. Maugham “Garson” November 1966, April 1967, March & July 1969
  • Adapted by Mr. Kanin from his memoir
Star Spangled “Vincent Chenevski” March 1936
  • Directed by Arthur Hopkins, Written by Robert Ardrey
Boy Meets Girl “Green” November 1935
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by Bella and Sam Spewack
The Body Beautiful “Izzy Cohen” October 1935
  • Directed by Robert Rossen
  • Written by Robert Rossen
Three Men on a Horse “Al” January 1935
  • Directed by George Abbott; Written by George Abbott and John Cecil Holm
Ladies’ Money “Red” November 1934
  • Directed by George Abbott; Written by George Abbott
Spring Song “A Young Man” October 1934
  • Directed by Eddie Sobol; Written by Bella and Sam Spewack

Director & Playwright – Stage

Title Garson Kanin Credit Date(s) Writer(s) Additional Details Location
Happy Ending Director, Writer November 1988 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Peter Donat, Marian Seldes
Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bristol PA
Peccadillo Director, Writer February 1985 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Christopher Plummer, Glynis Johns, Kelly McGillis
  • Royal Poinciana Theater, FL
  • Parker Playhouse, FL
Ho! Ho! Ho! Director August 1976 Ruth Gordon Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA
Dreyfus in Rehearsal Director October 1974 Adapted by Mr Kanin from a play by Jean-Claude Grumberg
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Tovah Feldshuh, Allan Arbus, Avery Schreiber
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Idiot’s Delight Director March 1970 Robert E. Sherwood
  • Notable Cast: Jack Lemmon, Rosemary Harris
Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles
We Have Always Lived in the Castle Director October 1966 Adapted by Hugh Wheeler from a novel by Shirley Jackson
  • Notable Cast: Shirley Knight
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Remembering Mr Maugham Director, Writer, Actor November 1966, April 1967, March 1969, July 1969 Adapted by Mr Kanin from his memoir
  • Notable Cast: Garson Kanin and Dennis King
  • Poetry Center, November 1966,
  • The Players, April 1967,
  • The Library of Congress, March 1969;
  • The Mark Taper Forum,Los Angeles, July 1969
A Very Rich Woman Director September 1965 Adapted by Ruth Gordon from a play by Philippe Heriat
  • Notable Cast: Katharine Houghton, Diana Muldaur, Dick Van Patten, Carrie Nye
Belasco Theater, NY
I Was Dancing Director November 1964 Edwin O’Connor
  • Notable Cast: Orson Bean, David Doyle, Barnard Hughes, Pert Kelton, Burgess Meredith
Lyceum Theater, NY
Funny Girl Director March 1964 Isobel Lennart, Jules Styne & Bob Merrill
  • Notable Cast: Barbra Streisand, Sydney Chaplin, Kay Medford, Lainie Kazan
Winter Garden Theater, NY
Come on Strong Director, Writer October 1962 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Van Johnson, Carroll Baker
Morosco Theater, NY
A Gift of Time Director February 1962 Adapted by Mr Kanin from Death of a Man by Lael Tucker Wertenbaker
  • Notable Cast: Henry Fonda, Olivia deHavilland, Joseph Campanella, Marian Seldes
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Sunday in New York Director November 1961 Norman Krasna
  • Notable Cast: Robert Redford, Sondra Lee
Cort Theater, NY
The Good Soup Director March 1960 Adapted by Mr Kanin from La Bonne Soup by Félicien Marceau
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Jules Munshin, Diane Cilento, Sam Levene
Plymouth Theater, NY
Do Re Mi Director December 1960 (NY), 1961 (London) Garson Kanin
  • Music & lyrics by Jule Styne, Betty Comden
  • NY cast included Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker, Nancy Dussault
  • St. James Theater, NY (12/60)
  • London (1961)
Hole in the Head Director February 1957 Arnold Schulman
  • Notable Cast: Paul Douglas, Lee Grant, Joyce Van Patten
Plymouth Theater, NY
Small War on Murray Hill Director January, 1957 Robert E. Sherwood
  • Notable Cast: Daniel Massey, Jan Sterling
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
Into Thin Air Director May 1955 Chester Erskine Prince of Wales Theater, London
The Diary of Anne Frank Director May 1955 (London), October 1955 (NY) Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
  • Notable Cast: Joseph Schildkraut, Gusti Huber, Susan Strasberg, Lou Jacobi
  • London (5/55)
  • Cort Theater, NY (10/55)
Fledermaus Director December 1950, December 1966 English version by Mr Kanin & Howard Dietz The Metropolitan Opera
The Amazing Adele Director September 1950 Adapted by Mr Kanin from a play by Pierre Barillet & Jean-Pierre Grédy
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon
The Live Wire Director, Writer August 1950 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Heywood Hale Broun, Peggy Cass, Pat Harrington, Jack Gilford
Playhouse Theater, NY
The Rat Race Director, Writer December 1949 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Betty Field, Barry Nelson, Ray Walston, Joe Bushkin, Georgie Auld, Pat Harrington
Ethel Barrymore Theater, NY
A Month in the Country Director August 1949 Ivan Turgenev Westport Country Playhouse
The Smile of the World Director, Writer January 1949 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis
Lyceum Theater, NY
The Leading Lady Director October 1948 Ruth Gordon
  • Notable Cast: Ruth Gordon, Mildred Dunnock, Ossie Davis
National Theater, NY
How I Wonder Director September 1947 Donald Ogden Stewart
  • Notable Cast: Raymond Massey
Hudson Theater, NY
Years Ago Director December 1946 Ruth Gordon
  • Notable Cast: Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Patricia Kirkland
Mansfield Theater, NY
Born Yesterday Director, Writer December 1946 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Gary Merrill
Lyceum Theatre, NY
The Rugged Path Director November 1945 Robert E. Sherwood
  • Notable Cast: Spencer Tracy
Plymouth Theater, NY
Too Many Heroes Director November 1937 Dore Schary
  • Notable Cast: James Backus, Shirley Booth
Hudson Theater, NY
Hitch Your Wagon Director April 1937 Bernard C. Schoenfeld
  • Notable Cast: James Backus, Dennie Moore, Mary Wickes, Kenneth Roberts, Keenan Wynn
48th Street Theater, NY

Director – Documentary Films

Title Garson Kanin Credit Date(s) Additional Details Synopsis
The True Glory Director with Carol Reed 1945
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Cast: Dwight Eisenhower, Peter Ustinov, Robert Harris (voice over)
  • Academy Award: Best Documentary
  • National Board of Review: Best Film
  • New York Film Critics Circle: Special Award
The Allied invasion of Europe, from planning stages to the fall of Berlin, with extensive actual war footage.
Night Shift Director 1944
  • Writer: Mark Blitzstein
Documentary short film opera about women working the night shift at a British armaments factory. (11 minutes)World War II Documentary short
Night Stripes Director 1944 World War II Documentary short
Battle Stations Director 1944
  • Cast: Ginger Rogers, James Cagney
Short film with documentary footage of US Coast Guard during World War II, including SPARS, the Coast Guard’s women’s detachment.
Salute to France Director with Jean Renoir 1944
  • United Artists
  • Producer: Office of War Information
  • Cast: Burgess Meredith, Claude Dauphin, Jose Ferrer (narrator)
  • Writers: Philip Dunne, Burgess Meredith, Jean Renoir
Short film with documentary footage of the German occupation of France in World War II.
Ring of Steel Director 1942
  • Producer: Office of Emergency Management
  • Cast: Spencer Tracy (narrator)
  • Writer: Robert W. Russell
Documentary short film about American ideals and the individual American soldier’s historical role in preserving them. (10 minutes)
Fellow Americans Director 1942
  • Producer: Office of Emergency Management
  • Cast: James Stewart (narrator)
  • Writer: Robert W. Russell
  • Music: Oscar Levant
Documentary short film depicting the impact of the deaths of four United States servicemen in their home towns: a seaman from Grand Rapids, an airman from Tampa, a soldier from New York, and a marine from Port Arthur (Texas). (11 minutes)

Director – Feature Films

Title Garson Kanin Credit Date(s) Writer(s) Additional Details Company
Where It’s At Director, Writer 1969 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: David Janssen, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Drivas
UA
Some Kind of a Nut Director, Writer 1969 Garson Kanin
  • Notable Cast: Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson
UA
Tom, Dick and Harry Director 1941 Paul Jarrico
  • Notable Cast: Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith, George Murphy
  • Paul Jarrico received an Academy Award nomination
RKO
My Favorite Wife Director (uncredited as writer) 1940 Sam and Bella Spewack and Leo McCarey
  • Notable Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick
  • Leo McCarey received an Academy Award nomination
  • Unfinished remake: Something’s Got to Give with Marilyn Monroe and Dean Martin (1962)
  • Remade as Move Over Darling with Doris Day and James Garner (1962)
RKO
They Knew What They Wanted Director 1940 Robert Ardrey (screenplay), Sidney Howard (play)
  • Notable Cast: Charles Laughton, Carole Lombard, William Gargan
  • William Gargan received an Academy Award nomination
  • Broadway musical version: The Most Happy Fella (1957, 1979 & 1992)
RKO
Bachelor Mother Director 1939 Felix Jackson (story), Norman Krasna (screenplay)
  • Notable Cast: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn
  • Writer Felix Jackson received an Academy Award nomination
  • Remade as Bundle of Joy (1956)
RKO
The Great Man Votes Director 1939 Gordon Malherbe Hillman(story), John Twist (screenplay)
  • Notable Cast: John Barrymore, Virginia Weidler
  • Remade as Swing Vote (2008)
RKO
The Next Time I Marry Director 1938 Thames Williamson (Story), John Twist and Helen Meinardi (Screenplay)
  • Notable Cast: Lucille Ball, James Ellison
RKO
A Man to Remember Director 1938 Dalton Trumbo (screenplay), Katharine Haviland-Taylor (story)
  • Notable Cast: Edward Ellis, Anne Shirley
  • Garson Kanin Directorial Debut
  • Remake of One Man’s Journey (1933)
RKO

Screenwriter – Feature Films & Television

 

 

 

Title Garson Kanin Credit Date(s) Director Additional Details
Hardhat & Legs (Television) Writer 1980 Lee Philips
  • CBS-TV
  • Co-written with Ruth Gordon
Some Kind of Nut Writer 1969 Garson Kanin
  • United Artists
  • Cast: Dick Van Dyke
Where It’s At Writer 1969 Garson Kanin
  • United Artists
  • Cast: David Janssen, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Drivas
Mr. Broadway Creator 1964 Garson Kanin (pilot)
  • 1964 Series
  • Garson Kanin directed pilot
The Rat Race Writer (from his play) 1960 Richard Mulligan
  • Paramount
  • Writer: Garson Kanin (from his play), John Michael Hayes (uncredited)
  • Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis
High Time Writer (from his short story) 1960 Blake Edwards
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Co-written with Frank Waldman and Tom Waldman
  • Cast: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld
The Right Approach Writer 1960 David Butler
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Based on Garson Kanin’s play The Live Wire
  • Co-written with Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin
The Girl Can’t Help It Writer (uncredited) 1956 Frank Tashlin
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Based on Garson Kanin’s novella Do Re Mi
  • Co-written with Frank Tashlin and Herbert Baker
  • Cast: Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell
Born Yesterday Writer, Director 1956 Garson Kanin
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC
  • Cast: Mary Martin, Paul Douglas
It Should Happen to You Writer 1954 George Cukor
  • Columbia
  • Academy Award Nomination – Best Costume Design
  • Cast: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford
Pat and Mike Writer 1952 George Cukor
  • MGM
  • Co-written with Ruth Gordon
  • Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray
The Marrying Kind Writer 1952 George Cukor
  • Columbia
  • Co-written with Ruth Gordon
  • Cast: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray
Born Yesterday Writer (from his play) 1950 George Cukor
  • Columbia
  • Writer: Garson Kanin (from his play, revised screenplay uncredited), Albert Mannheimer (screenplay)
  • Academy Award Nominations – Best Costume Design, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay
Adam’s Rib Writer 1949 George Cukor
  • MGM
  • Co-written with Ruth Gordon
  • Academy Award Nomination – Best Screenplay
  • Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell
A Double Life Writer 1947 George Cukor
  • Universal
  • Co-written with Ruth Gordon
  • Academy Award Nomination – Best Director, Best Screenplay
From This Day Forward Writer (in collaboration) 1946 John Berry
  • RKO
  • In collaboration with: Hugo Butler (screenplay), Clifford Odets (uncredited), Charles Schnee (uncredited), Edith R. Sommer (uncredited)
  • Based on Thomas Bell’s novel All Brides are Beautiful
  • Cast: John Fontaine, Mark Stevens
The More the Merrier Writer (in collaboration) 1943 George Stevens
  • Columbia
  • In collaboration with: Robert Russell (story and screenplay), Frank Ross (story and screenplay), Richard Flournoy (screenplay), Lewis R. Foster (screenplay)
    • Cast: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn (Academy Award – Best Supporting Actor)

 

Novels

Title Publishing History Additional Details
Cordelia?
  • Arbor House, New York – 1982
  • Zebra (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1983
  • Severn House Publishers, London — 1983
Smash
  • Viking Press, New York – 1980
  • Macmillan Publishers Ltd., London – 1980
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation (Mass Market Paperback edition) – 1982
Moviola
  • Simon & Schuster, New York – 1979
  • Miniseries, NBC – 1980
  • Article: TV Guide — May 23-30, 1980
  • MacMillan, London – 1980
  • Rizzoli Editore, Milan, Italy – 1980
  • Brugera, Barcelona, Spain – 1980
  • Moewig, Germany – 1980
  • Luitingh, Holland – 1980
  • Altin Kitaplar, Turkey – 1980
  • Pocket Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1980
  • Pan Books, Ltd. (Paperback edition), London – 1980
  • Rizzoli Editore (Paperback edition) Milan, Italy – 1980
  • Brugera (Paperback edition), Barcelona, Spain – 1980
  • Moewig (Paperback edition), Germany – 1980
  • Luitingh (Paperback edition), Holland – 1980
  • Altin Kitaplar (Paperback edition), Turkey – 1980
  • Suomen Kuvapalvelu Oy, Finland – 1980
  • The Book Club (Foyles) London – 1981
  • Editora Record (Paperback edition) – 1981
One Hell of an Actor
  • Harper & Row, New York – 1977
  • Barrie & Jenkins, Ltd. – 1978
  • Dell (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1977
A Thousand Summers
  • Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York – 1973 (Bestseller on most national lists)
  • Literary Guild Selection – 1974
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Club: United States, Holland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Australia, Sweden, Italy – 1974-76
  • Rupert Hart-Davis & MacGibbon, Ltd., London – 1973
  • Les Presses de la Cite, Paris, France – 1973
  • Unieboek B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 1974
  • Rizzoli Editore, Milan, Italy – 1975
  • B. Wahlstroms Bokforlag AB, Stockholm, Sweden – 1974
  • Mikasa Shobo Ltd., Tokyo, Japan – 1975
  • Plaza y Janes, S.A. Barcelona, Spain – 1976
  • G.K. Hall & Company (Large Print Edition), Boston – 1974
  • Coronet Magazine (Condensation) – March 1973
  • Bantam Books, Inc. (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1974
  • Panther Books, Ltd. (Paperback edition), London – 1976
  • Rizzoli Editore (Paperback edition), Milan, Italy – 1976
Where It’s At
  • New American Library (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1969
Novelization of Mr. Kanin’s Screenplay
Cast of Characters
  • Atheneum, New York – 1969
  • Collected Short Stories
The Rat Race
  • Pocket Books, Inc. (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1960
  • Harborough Publishing Co., Ltd.(Paperback edition), London – 1960
  • Angencia Portuguese de Revistas, Portugal – 1960
  • Agencia
  • Novelization of Mr. Kanin’s screenplay
Blow up a Storm
  • Random House, New York – 1959
  • Excerpt: Diners’ Club Magazine – 1959
  • Heinemann Ltd., London – 1960
  • Pocket Books, Inc. (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1960
  • Panther Books (Paperback edition), London – 1961
  • Juilliard, Paris – 1962 (Jazz en Tempete)
  • Wangels Forlag A/S, Copenhagen, Norway – 1963 (Jazz Skaebner)

 

Non-Fiction

Title Publishing History Additional Details
Together Again! Hollywood’s Great Movie Teams
  • Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York – 1981
  • Angus and Robertson Publishers, London – 1982
It Takes A Long Time to Become Young
  • Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York – 1978
  • G.K. Hall & Company (Large Print edition), Boston – 1978
  • Excerpt: in Flighttime – 1978
  • Berkley Books (Mass Market Paperback edition) – 1979
Hollywood: Stars and Starlets, Tycoons and Flesh-Peddlers, Moviemakers and Moneymakers, Frauds and Geniuses, Hopefuls and Has-Beens, Great Lovers and Sex Symbols
  • Viking Press, New York – 1974
  • Literary Guild Selection – 1974
  • Les Presses de la Cite, France – 1975
  • Excerpts: in Cosmopolitan, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune – 1975
  • Hart-Davis & MacGibbon, London – 1975
  • Bantam Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1974
  • Excerpt: Book Digest Magazine – 1975
  • Panther (Paperback edition), London – 1977
  • Novo Tempo, Brazil
  • Proscenium Books (Trade Paperback edition), New York – 1984
Tracy & Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir
  • Viking Press, New York – 1971 (Number one bestseller, The New York Times)
  • Literary Guild Alternate – 1971
  • Angus & Robertson,, Ltd., London – 1972
  • Bantam Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1972
  • Serialization: in the American Tribune-Daily News Syndicate – 1971
  • Serialization: in the Daily Mail, London – 1971
  • Excerpts: in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Reader’s Digest
  • Zalozba Obzorja Maribar, Yugoslavia – 1973
  • Les Presses de la Cite, France – 1974
  • Solar (paperback), France – 1974
  • Zalozba Obzorja, Slovenia – 1980
  • Longanesi, Italy – 1982
  • S. Fischer Verlag, Germany – 1988
  • Reprint: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (Trade Paper edition) – 1988
A memoir of Mr Kanin’s friendship with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
Remembering Mr. Maugham
  • Atheneum, New York – 1969 (Introduction by Nöel Coward)
  • Excerpt: Vogue – August 1966
  • Excerpt: Playbill – September 1966
  • Excerpt: The New York Times – September 1966
  • Hamish-Hamilton, Ltd., London – 1966
  • Fugambo, Tokyo, Japan – 1967
  • Dramatic Reading: at The Players, New York City – 1967 (Dennis King and Garson Kanin)
  • Dramatic Reading: at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. – 1969 (Dennis King and Garson Kanin)
  • Stage Adaptation: The Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles – 1969
  • Bantam Books (Mass Market Paperback edition), New York – 1973
  • Friends of the Libraries: University of Southern California – a Conversation with Ruth Gordon, Clare Booth Luce, George Cukor, Garson Kanin, Aerol Arnold
  • Excerpt: South of France, Cadogan Books – September 1985
A memoir of Mr Kanin’s friendship with W. Somerset Maugham

 

Short Fiction

 

Title Publishing History Additional Details
Another Woman
  • The Saturday Evening Post – November 1976
Say No More
  • Cosmopolitan – October 1976
  • Bisho (Japan) – 1977
  • Alle Kvinner (Norway) – 1977
One of Those NIghts
  • Penthouse – July 1972
What They Call ‘Skin Hunger’
  • Penthouse – December 1970
He Wished Her Dead and Wished Her Dead Until One Day He Died
  • Penthouse – September 1970
  • Lui (France) – 1972
  • Alt for Damerne (Denmark) – February 1972 (–Til Sidste Drabe –)
A Horse of A Different Color
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969 (From a TV script, for Garson Kanin’s Mr Broadway series, December – 1964)
Something to Sing About
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969 (From a TV script, Episode 12, for Garson Kanin’s Mr Broadway series, December – 1964)
The Grand Illumination
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
  • Reprinted: in Short Story International – 1982
The He-She Chemistry
  • Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969 (From a TV script, Episode 6, for Garson Kanin’s Mr Broadway series, October – 1964)
Girl Overboard
  • Cosmopolitan – January 1969
The Only Game in Town
  • Playboy – December 1966
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
None But the Brave (Medal of Honor)
  • Playboy – December 1962
  • Alt for Maend (Denmark) – June 1965
Out of Character (Cavalier Collar)
  • The Saturday Evening Post – October 1962
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
The Lady’s Maid
  • Cavalier – October 1962
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – 1962
  • Argosy (England) – 1962
  • Brigitte (Germany) – March 1965
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
By Appointment Only
  • Cosmopolitan – September 1962
  • Alt for Damerne (Denmark, Norway) – 1962
Sign That Boy!
  • McCall’s – January 1962
  • Grazia (Italy) – 1962
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
Proposition
  • Playboy – January 1962
  • Kuva Posti (Finland) – 1962
  • Reprinted in Twelfth Anniversary Playboy Reader, Playboy Press – 1965
  • Reprinted in Playboy’s Short-Shorts, Playboy Press – 1970
Buddy Buddy
  • Playboy – September 1966
  • Alt for Maend (Denmark) – 1966
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
The Money Man
  • McCall’s – April 1965
  • Dansk Familieblad (Denmark) – 1965
  • Grazia (Italy) – August 1965
There Goes My Other Phone
  • Gentlemen’s Quarterly – February 1964
  • Alt for Maend (Denmark) – August 1964
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
Don’t Forget
  • The Ladies’ Home Journal – September 1963
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – May 1964
  • Kvinner & Klaer (Norway) – October 1964
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
Define the Word ‘Wife’
  • Cavalier – March 1963
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
An Echo of Love
  • The Saturday Evening Post – February 1963
  • Brigitte (Germany) – September 1963
  • Tidens Kvinder (Demark) – December 1963
  • Arianna (Italy) – March 1964
  • Norsk Dameblad (Norway) – April 1965
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
  • Reprinted: in Great Love Stories From The Saturday Evening Post, The Curtis Publishing Co. – 1976
Who to Who
  • McCall’s – January 1961
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – 1961
  • Marie-Claire (France) – 1961 (Le Pari De Leda Dumont)
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
  • Mondadori (Italy) – December 1973
Something for Suzie
  • Esquire – January 1959
  • Tidens Kvinder (Denmark) – 1959
We’re Running A Little Late
  • Playboy – December 1958
  • Reprinted: in The Bedside Playboy, Playboy Press -1963
Faint Heart Etcetera
  • Good Housekeeping – November 1958
  • Setimo Ceu (Brazil) – 1959
  • Sopena (Argentina) – 1959
  • Grazia (Italy) – 1959
The Brahms Kick
  • Cosmopolitan – August 1958
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
The Dog Act
  • Vogue – April 1958
  • Magasinet (Denmark) – 1958
  • Paris-Match (France) – July 1961 (Nom D’un Chien)
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
The Right-Hand Man
  • Good Housekeeping – November 1957
  • Televised: on Playhouse 90, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, with Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, Stuart Erwin, Ruta Lee, Leslie Nielsen, CBS – March 1958 (Season 2, Episode 28)
Flowers of Friendship
  • Esquire – August 1956
  • Berlingske Aftenavis (Denmark) – 1957
  • Reprinted: in Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
The Damndest Thing
  • Esquire – February 1956
  • Magasinet (Denmark) – 1956
  • Reprinted: Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction – 1956
  • Reprinted: Second Science Fiction Anthology, Dell – 1957
  • Kuva Posti (Finland) – 1958
  • Televised: Six People, No Music, on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, directed by Norman Lloyd, with John McGiver, Peggy Cass, CBS –January 1959 (Season 4, Episode 13)
  • Reprinted: in Happy Endings, Bobbs-Merrill – November 1973
All Through The House
  • Esquire – December 1955
  • Adam (France) – December 1962 (Jamais De La Nuit Noel)
  • Reprinted: Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
Do Re MI
  • Atlantic Monthly – March 1955
  • Hard Cover Edition: Little, Brown & Co. – 1955 (Illustration by Al Hirschfeld)
  • Film: The Girl Can’t Help It , directed by Frank Tashlin, with Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O’Brien, Twentieth Century Fox – 1956
  • Stage: Broadway Musical, book by Mr Kanin, music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, directed by Mr Kanin, produced by David Merrick, with Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker, Nancy Dussault – St James Theater – December 1960
  • Reprinted: In Cast of Characters, Atheneum – 1969
A Day at a Time
  • Good Housekeeping – February 1955
  • Film rights sold to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – 1955
Cabbie Unpublished
The Hickey Unpublished
The Wear and Tear of Back and Forth Unpublished
Ice Unpublished
A Real Man Unpublished

 

Plays Published

Title Publishing History Additional Details
Living on Love by Joe DiPietro based on Peccadillo
  • Dramatists Play Service – 2016
Dreyfus In Rehearsal
  • Dramatists Play Service – 1983
  • Revision, Dramatists Play Service – 1990
Peccadillo Samuel French, Inc. – 1990
Dreyfus In Rehearsal
  • Dramatists Play Service – 1983
  • Revision, Dramatists Play Service – 2008
Speak The Speech Dramatists Guild Quarterly – Summer 1980
Come on Strong Dramatists Play Service – 1964
A Gift of Time
  • Samuel French, Inc. – 1962
  • Random House – 1962
The Live Wire Dramatists Play Service – 1951
The Rat Race Dramatists Play Service – 1950
The Smile of the World Dramatists Play Service – 1949
Born Yesterday
  • Dramatists Play Service – 1946
  • Viking Press – 1946
  • Reprinted in: Comedy Tonight! Doubleday – 1977
  • The Fireside Theatre – 1989

 

Short Non-Fiction

Title Publishing History Additional Details
On Born Yesterday Dramatists Guild Newsletter – March 1998 (From remarks by Garson Kanin , Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1982)
Remembering George Abbott The New York Times, Arts & Leisure – February 12, 1995
Marlene Dietrich Vanity Fair – November 1992
Turtle Bay Architectural Digest – April 1992
Katharine Hepburn The Kennedy Center Honors Program – December 1990
How I Got To Carnegie Hall Supplement to The New York TImes – September 16, 1990
The Garden of Allah Architectural Digest – April 1990
Adam’s Rib: The Genesis Memories Magazine – October/November 1989
Ruth and Thornton and ‘Our Town’ The New York Times – January 9, 1989
A Slice of Lemmon American Film Institute Tribute to Jack Lemmon (Souvenir Book) – March 10, 1988
John Henry Hammond: Centurion, Friend Century Assocation Yearbook – 1988
Mr. Abbott (George Abbott’s 100th Birthday) Souvenir Program – May 1987 Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
George Abbott Playbill (Tony Award Edition) – 1987
George Abbott – A Born Dancer’s Abbott Touch Variety – June 24, 1987
Introduction to the reprint of My Side by Ruth Gordon Donald I. Fine, Inc. – 1986
Review of Chaplin: His LIfe and Art by David Robinson The New York Times Book Review – November 10, 1985
Review of Queenie by Michael Korda Harper’s Bazaar – May 1965
Introduction to Dark Star St. Martin’s Press – 1985 Biography of John Gilbert by Leatrice Gilbert Fountain with John R. Maxim
A Pink Hotel (The Beverly Hills Hotel) The New York Times Magazine – October 7, 1984
Introduction to the reprint of I Can Get It For You Wholesale by Jerome Weidman Arbor House – 1984
The Cort and I Playbill – April 1984
George Cukor’s Loving Marriage to the Movies The New York Times – February 6, 1983
George Abbott The Kennedy Center Honors Program – December 1982
Neil Simon Dramatics Magazine – September 1982
Theatre and Show Business Tony Awards Supplement to The New York Times – May 1982
Sam Levene Eulogy
L. Arnold Weissberger Eulogy
Boris Aronson Eulogy
Preface to A Knight at the Opera by Sir Rudolf Bing G.P. Putnam’s Sons – 1981
Rene Clair The New York Times – March 29, 1981
Marc Connelly
  • Eulogy
  • Yale Drama School Bulletin – May 1981
  • Playbill – May 1981
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook – October 1981
An Ageless Garbo Celebrates her 75th
  • The Daily News Tonight – September 17, 1980
  • The Daily News – September 18, 1980
Mission Impossible: Find Another Garbo TV Guide – May 17, 1980 The making of Moviola
Hollywood Roller Coaster American FIlm – April 1980 Review of Dore Schary’s book Heyday
To The Measure of Man Anchor Press – 1980 For Peter Simon’s On The Vineyard
What I Think of Aging Modern Maturity – June/July 1979
To Rest is to Rust (Maggie Kuhn) Quest/79 – June 1979
Anne Frank at 50 Newsweek – June 1979
Ad Lib The Friars Club Journal – May 6, 1979 Johnny Carson Testimonial
Rosalind Russell Eulogy
Ruth Gordon: Late Bloomer Close-Ups, edited by Danny Peary, Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
The People vs. Eric Sevareid The Daily News – January 25, 1978
Trouble on West 46th St (A plea to save the High School of Performing Arts) Variety – December 10, 1976
Garson Kanin Statement at the request of Clive Barnes (in support of the High School of Performing Arts) The New York Times – August 29, 1976
West Out West (Nathaniel West) American Film – March 1976
I Remember It Well (More or Less) Literary Guild Magazine – May 1974 Book tour for A Thousand Summers
Haiku Vineyard Gazette – February 23, 1973
Hail Kubelsky! Bravo Birnbaum! (Jack Benny & George Burns) The Friars Club Journal – May 1972
Telling What He Knows of ‘That Place’ Los Angeles Times Book Review – February 27, 1972 Review of Bob Thomas’s Weekend ’33
One Plus One is 102 (Tracy and Hepburn)
  • Los Angeles Herald-Examiner – January 16, 1972
  • Syndication throughout the United States
  • On Stage: San Francisco – April 1972
A Thornton Wilder Protégé by the Skin of His Teeth Los Angeles Times – December 26, 1971 (syndication throughout the United States)
Glenda Farrell 1904-1971 The New York Times – May 16, 1971
Mia Farrow Comes to Rest McCall’s – April 1971
A Tall Tall Man (Robert E. Sherwood) Performing Arts – March/April 1970
The Private Kate (Katharine Hepburn) McCall’s – February 1970
Feelings in the Presence of Literary Genius (W. Somerset Maugham) Los Angeles Herald-Examiner – July 13, 1969
My Next Trick is Great The Taper Forum – Summer 1969 Remembering Mr. Maugham on stage
William Goetz Tribute August 1969
‘Chemin’ A Classic Farce By The Master Farceur (Georges Feydeau) Los Angeles Times – June 1, 1946
Who is Alan Jay? What is He? The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Silver Anniversary Tribute to Alan Jay Lerner – Sunday, February 9, 1969
Hollywood: As Was And As Is The Hollywood Reporter 37th Anniversary Annual – 1967
Tracy: He Did His Job Before He Died (Spencer Tracy) The New York Times -Sunday, June 25, 1967
Ginger: She Wanted to Be a Moooooovie Star (Ginger Rogers) The New York Times -Sunday, January 29, 1967
I Have Known Ruth Gordon for Something Less Than A Hundred Years The New York Times -Sunday, October 17, 1965
The 49th Street Parallel The Turtle Bay Gazette – Fall 1965
Judy Holliday: 1922-1965 The New York Times -Sunday, June 13, 1965
FF Toward the End (Felix Frankfurter) Virgina Law Review, Vol. 51:557 -1965
Trips to Felix (Felix Frankfurter)
  • Atlantic – March 1964
  • Reader Digest (Condensation) – June 1964
  • Reprinted in: Felix Frankfurter: A Tribute (Reynal & Company -1964)
Emlyn Williams
  • Book of the Month Club News – April 1962
  • Reprinted: The Book of the Month, edited by Al Silverman (Little, Brown – 1986)
Garson Kanin on Playwriting Diner’s Club Magazine – Christmas 1962
Spend More TIme Away From the Mirror Americada – Spring Issue 1959
Parade Standing Still Saturday Review – December 22, 1951 Review of Show Biz from Vaude to Video by Abel Green & Joe Laurie, Jr.
The Bomb and the Parker 51 Theatre ArtsOctober 1948
Preface to ‘Foreign Dialects’ by Lewis & Marguerite Shalett Herman Theatre Arts Books, New York – 1943
I Direct Theatre Arts – September 1941
Letter to a Bewildered Young Man
  • The Hollywood Reporter – December 1940
  • Reprinted: Hello, Hollywood by Allen Rivkin and Laura Kerr (Doubleday – 1962)
Thanks, Mr. Greeley The Hollywood Reporter – 1940