From the 2003 archives of State of the Arts, a profile of composer George Antheil (1900-1959). The Trenton, NJ-born musician became a sensation in Paris in the 1920s with modernist creations that shocked concert goers. Later, he became a Hollywood composer, writing numerous scores for Humphrey Bogart films. His autobiography, Bad Boy of Music, is a tell-all tour de force with stories of dozens of the leading artists of his day, both in Paris and in Hollywood.