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This is an auction for GOLDWYN by A Scott Berg.

"This comprehensive, amusing account of Samuel Goldwyn’s private life and lengthy career as a Hollywood studio head depicts an often unscrupulous businessman, gambler, woman-chaser and inadequate father, who frequently burst into tears when overcome by emotion or frustration and who was married for more than 40 years to a charming, witty, tough-as-nails social lioness. The book is peppered with hundreds of Goldwyn's famous and infamous malapropisms, dozens of anecdotes about his critical and commercial failures as well as his outstanding successes, and details of his relationships with, among scores of others, Ronald Colman, Merle Oberon, Gary Cooper, George Cukor, William Wyler and Billy Wilder. This is a thoroughly engrossing book about an unadmirable man."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

"Among the legendary Hollywood moguls, Samuel Goldwyn occupies a special place, if not for his famed "Goldwyn touch" or his malapropisms, then for his fierce independence. He broke into the business in 1913 with partners Jesse Lasky and Cecil B DeMille, but Goldwyn soon personified his most famous "Goldwynism," "include me out," forming his own company. Granted complete access to Goldwyn's archives, Berg has produced a lively portrait which bears none of the earmarks of an authorized, sanitised biography. Recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

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Large format (trade) paperback 1989.

579 pages + 56 pages of photographs.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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