Author Archive for: ‘Joe McElhaney’

Elaine May: Dispassionate

I. Schmuck Elaine May made her film-directing debut in 1971 with A New Leaf, in which she also appeared. This was preceded by many years of stage work, most notably for the improvisational Compass Players in Chicago in the 1950s that would eventually lead to her collaborations, between 1957 and 1961, with Mike Nichols. But her roots in theatre may …

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