Williams would have only one more commercial success, Night of the Iguana in 1961, after his partnership with Kazan ended.
The idea for her screenwriting debut, Ruby Sparks, came when Kazan was walking home from work one evening.
Despite her theater success, Kazan had a very difficult time booking gigs in television and film.
Whatever you think of Kazan politically, it has nothing to do with the fact that the guy was a great director.
But this book reinforces the image created in A Life—Kazan at his prickliest.
We were four hours making twenty-five versts to the last station before reaching Kazan.
We looked in the next morning at the Kazan church, which we had not before seen.
Blind, she had not seen Kazan wilt down upon the white sand.
Mikhail Novikov was here and also a peasant-poet from Kazan.
Three times Kazan's fangs would have sunk deep in his flesh had it not been for the babiche.