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Description - The Last Mogul by Dennis McDougal

Now in paperback-the Los Angeles Times best seller: the acclaimed and decidedly unauthorized portrait of the "Godfather of Hollywood". The reviewer of the Boston Globe said 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 1990s, Lew Wasserman was the most powerful and feared man in show business for more 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 more than four years, Dennis McDougal interviewed over 350 people who knew the man with the giant dark horn-rimmed glassescolleagues, relatives, rivalsand 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. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306810503
ISBN-10: 0306810506
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 600
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dennis McDougal

Dennis McDougal,an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times for more than a decade, has won scores of journalistic honours, including the National Headliners Award and several Associated Press awards. He lives in Long Beach, California.

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