Pulp From The Woodpile

WOODY ALLEN by Eric Lax

Knopf; 386 pages; $24

Everything you ought to want to know about Woody Allen you could find in the Playbill for his 1969 Broadway comedy, Play It Again, Sam: "Woody Allen is the son of a Latvian prince. He came to the United States as the result of a pogrom at which he was the only one to show up . . . He is the father of two children, although he denies it."

In drab fact, Woody Allen is the son of Martin Konigsberg, a Brooklyn butter-and-egg man. He is the father of Satchel O'Sullivan...

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