The Grove Book of Hollywood

Here is John Huston on his drunken fistfight with Errol Flynn; Cecil B. DeMille on the challenges of filming The Ten Commandments; Frank Capra on working for the great comedic producer Mark Sennett; William Goldman on the strange behavior ...

The Grove Book of Hollywood

The Grove Book of Hollywood

A “treasure trove” of insider accounts of the movie business from its earliest beginnings to the present day—“exceedingly savvy . . . astute and entertaining” (Variety). The Grove Book of Hollywood is a richly entertaining anthology of anecdotes and reminiscences from the people who helped make the City of Angels the storied place we know today. Movie moguls, embittered screenwriters, bemused outsiders such as P. G. Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh, and others all have their say. Organized chronologically, the pieces form a history of Hollywood as only generations of insiders could tell it. We encounter the first people to move to Hollywood, when it was a dusty village on the outskirts of Los Angeles, as well as the key players during the heyday of the studio system in the 1930s. We hear from victims of the blacklist and from contemporary players in an industry dominated by agents. Coming from a wide variety of sources, the personal recollections range from the affectionate to the scathing, from the cynical to the grandiose. Here is John Huston on his drunken fistfight with Errol Flynn; Cecil B. DeMille on the challenges of filming The Ten Commandments; Frank Capra on working for the great comedic producer Mark Sennett; William Goldman on the strange behavior of Hollywood executives in meetings; and much more. “A masterly, magnificent anthology,” The Grove Book of Hollywood is a must for anyone fascinated by Hollywood and the film industry (Literary Review, London).

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The Grove Book of Hollywood
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Christopher Silvester
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-01 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

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Language: en
Pages: 626
Authors: Laura Williams Macy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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The Valentino Mystique
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Allan R. Ellenberger
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Pages: 696
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Categories: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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