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
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
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: 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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