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Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the Origins of the Studio System

Altman, Diana

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ISBN 10: 1559721405 / ISBN 13: 9781559721400
Published by Birch Lane Press, New York, 1992
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page: "Warm Wishes! / Diana Altman / 12/11/92." Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, tail of spine lightly bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $19.95); "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004340

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Title: Hollywood East: Louis B. Mayer and the ...

Publisher: Birch Lane Press, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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One of the most respected--and feared--men in Hollywood, Louis B. Mayer rose from pioneering film distributor to all-powerful studio head, personally responsible for thousands of careers. With flair and style, Diana Altman traces the development of Mayer the mogul and his contemporaries, delving into the rise of the studio system. Photographs.

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An independent film historian and fiction writer with degrees from Connecticut College and Harvard University, Diana Altman is the author of the novel In Theda Bara's Tent. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, ForbesWoman, American Heritage, StoryQuarterly and many other places. She is the daughter of the late Al Altman, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's New York talent scout, who picked Joan Crawford out of the chorus line and discovered Jimmy Stewart, Ava Gardner, John Forsythe, Dean Stockwell, Celeste Holm, and dozens of other unknown actors who became international stars. The author has appeared on radio talk shows as well as on television, including Entertainment Tonight. She is a former President of the Boston chapter of the Women's National Book Association, a member of the Central Park Conservancy, a Trustee of the Sebago Long Lake Music Festival in Maine, a world-traveler, as well as a champion horsewoman. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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