Legs Diamond (musical)
Legs Diamond is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and Charles Suppon based on the Warner Brothers film The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960), with a screenplay by Joseph Landon. The music and lyrics are by Peter Allen.
The Almost Totally Fictitious Musical History of Legs Diamond follows the travails of its title character, a depression-era mobster who wants to break into show business.
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—Leigh Brackett (19151978)
“Masts in the offing wagged their tops;
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