[Epub] ↠ The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood Author Dennis McDougal – Plummovies.info

[Epub] ↠ The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood Author Dennis McDougal – Plummovies.info The Reviewer Of The Boston Globesaid Point Blank Over The Years, I Ve Read Hundreds Of Books On Hollywood And The Movie Business, And This One Is Right At The Top As The Elusive, Tyrannical Head Of The Music Corporation Of America MCA Until The S, Lew Wasserman Was The Most Powerful And Feared Man In Show Business For Than Half A Century His Career Spanned The Entire History Of The Movies, From The Silent Era To The Present, And He Was Guru To Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, And Jimmy Stewart, And To A New Generation Of Filmmakers Beginning With Steven Spielberg And George Lucas For Than Four Years, Dennis McDougal Interviewed Over People Who Knew The Man With The Giant Dark Horn Rimmed Glasses Colleagues, Relatives, Rivals And Drew On Tens Of Thousands Of Pages Of Documents To Produce This Extraordinary And First Ever Portrait Of A Legend And His Times, A Book That The New York Times Book Review Called Thoroughly Reported And Engrossing And That The Daily News Called, Simply, A Bombshell

10 thoughts on “The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood

  1. Martin Felando Martin Felando says:

    Comprehensive history of the founders of MCA and how they impacted Hollywood.

  2. Stephen- Craig Stephen- Craig says:

    This is long and sometimes slow but a valuable lesson about old Hollywood and how the biggest wheeler dealer of them all

  3. Lawrence Lawrence says:

    If you are in the entertainment industry or have even a passing interest in it, read this book.It has its flaws For example, with all of its footnotes and extensive citations, there are assertions made about situations the author would have no firsthand knowledge of, yet are not supported with references There is one episode about Marilyn Monroe, in particular, that would have so muchpower if there were a cita

  4. Dani Dani says:

    This was good with a lot of information The author made a big deal of how hard it is to get to know Lew Wasserman and really see what made him tick and it seems like rule worked for this book too On the other hand, a lot of time biographers think they know what makes their subjects tick and it gets subjective I would give this book an OK Some of the steamier stuff might be exaggerated or taken out of context or f

  5. Adam Adam says:

    The Last Mogul is an exhaustive history of MCA and the evolution of Lew Wasserman from band booker to agent to studio head to entertainment mogul The book gave a detailed accounting of the evolution of business in Hollywood from the 1930 s through 1990 s this is both the book s greatest asset and it s greatest detractor The book takes frequent tangents to explain the deal making behind this star s contract or that b

  6. Dan Logue Dan Logue says:

    An interesting look at the formation of agencies and the gestation of different entertainment mediums, focusing on Wasserman who ruled Hollywood for years, including a look at Reagan and his connections to MCA However, 600 pages about Hollywood was about 350than I could handle

  7. Aaron Aaron says:

    Highly recommend for anyone working or interested in the media industry.

  8. Phil Phil says:

    I love any book that pulls back the curtain on the rich and powerful A great read for anyone who enjoys a glimpse into the entertainment business of old.

  9. Frank Palardy Frank Palardy says:

    Decent book, but an example of how journalist started putting themselves into subjects Of course, now you find few that don t do that.

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