Down-and-out screenwriter Corey Burdick lands a job butchering F. Scott Fitzgerald stories for television, while trying to set up the perfect scam at the Santa Anita racetrack for his debtor bookie and develop a romance with sensuous starlet Bambi Dookes
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Elliott Baker was born in Buffalo, New York in 1922. He has authored fifteen books, including ten novels, written numerous theatrical and television films and had one play produced on Broadway. In 1997 Indiana University honored him with The President's Medal for Excellence "for making a positive and profound impact on the literary field."From Library Journal:
Baker is a film and television writer and author of several previous novels, including A Fine Madness . His newest fiction offers a parade of Tinsel Town types: cynical screenwriter, aspiring actress, powerful bookie, menacing husband, smarmy agent, TV tycoon. Although Baker is a stylish writer, a genius would be needed to pump life into this cast. These failed-artist-as-jaded-screenwriter stories should at least have more humor, compelling characters and/or suspense than is found here. Even parody might have helped. Given the right director, the story could have made a great B-movie 30 years ago. But this tepid novel is a disappointment today. A.J. Wright, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
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Book Description Viking, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670817503
Book Description Viking Adult, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0670817503