It's Not All Song and Dance

It's Not All Song and Dance

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Maxim Gershunoff is a natural storyteller so it makes sense that he would want to tell the story of his very full life in show business. Throughout this easy-to-read memoir, the author writes about his personal life interwoven with the lives of music legends, including Benny Goodman, Leonard Bernstein, and Igor Stravinsky, and ballet stars, such as Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, George Balachine, and prima ballerina for the Bolshoi Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya. His close personal and working relationship with Sol Hurok brought Mr. Gershunoff into the company of such diverse personalities as Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood, Howard Hughes, and the Kennedys. His involvement with the Soviet/American Cultural Exchange Program brought Gershunoff into the everyday lives of Soviet performers during a tension-filled time between the US and USSR. Both a personal memoir and history, this compelling story of a renowned manager of the stars gives a unique and candid view into the world of creative arts and its personalities. HARDCOVER.