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Clown Prince of Hollywood: The Antic Life and Times of Jack L. Warner

Thomas, Bob

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ISBN 10: 0070642591 / ISBN 13: 9780070642591
Published by McGraw-Hill, New York, 1990
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Inscribed and signed to former owners with ballpoint pen on title page. Paper is slightly age-darkened as expected, otherwise about fine in about fine price-clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 102902

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Title: Clown Prince of Hollywood: The Antic Life ...

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Covering the life of Jack L. Warner (1892-1978), Thomas ( King Cohn ) describes how the late studio head and his three brothers, sons of Polish Jewish immigrants, worked their way from poverty in Ohio and established Warner Bros. in the 1920s. The seemingly all-inclusive biography discusses the full family--parents, in-laws, offspring--but the spotlight remains on Jack the clown. Forever telling bum jokes, even when firing someone (usually without cause), he was an absolute autocrat, miserly, and sexually promiscuous, according to the author. Adding to the tyrant's notoriety were highly publicized battles with Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney et al. Along with accounts of the legendary moviemaker's character faults, Thomas cites his singular accomplishments: against powerful competition, he built Warner Bros. from a small-time operation to the company that pioneered sound films and produced such classics as A Star Is Born and My Fair Lady . This detailed book is a particular treasure for cinema buffs. Photos not seen by PW.
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