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The New York Times bestseller that follows the making of five films at a pivotal time in Hollywood history

In the mid-1960s, westerns, war movies, and blockbuster musicals like Mary Poppins swept the box office. The Hollywood studio system was astonishingly lucrative for the few who dominated the business. That is, until the tastes of American moviegoers radically — and unexpectedly — changed. By the Oscar ceremonies of 1968, a cultural revolution had hit Hollywood with the force of a tsunami, and films like Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and box-office bomb Doctor Doolittle signaled a change in Hollywood — and America. And as an entire industry changed and struggled, careers were suddenly made and ruined, studios grew and crumbled, and the landscape of filmmaking was altered beyond all recognition.

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"Harris has created what seems likely to be one of the classics of popular film history, useful to dedicated students of film and cultural historians, and also to trivia buffs." Washington Post

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"Mr. Harris brings welcome sanity to heated subjects...He has a fine way of cutting through the conventional wisdom about such events so that real wisdom can emerge." New York Times

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"Harris's experience covering film and television shows on every page, as this is the most engaging and...entertaining book on the movies to be written in years. Highly recommended," Library Journal

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"No contest, this is one of the best film histories ever written. Don’t miss it." Booklist

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Harris examines the human drama behind the making of the five films nominated for Best Picture of 1967 and, through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood — and America — forever.

Synopsis:

A lively and colorful biography of Hollywoodand#8217;s first superagentand#151;one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Ryan Oand#8217;Neal, Faye Dunaway, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, and Anjelica Huston

Before Sue Mengers hit the scene in the mid-1960s, talent agents remained quietly in the background. But staying in the background was not possible for Mengers. Irrepressible and loaded with chutzpah, she became a driving force of Creative Management Associates (which later became ICM) handling the eraand#8217;s preeminent stars.

A true original with a gift for making the biggest stars in Hollywood listen to hard truths about their careers and personal lives, Mengers became a force to be reckoned with. Her salesmanship never stopped. In 1979, she was on a plane that was commandeered by a hijacker, who wanted Charlton Heston to deliver a message on television. Mengers was incensed, wondering why the hijacker wanted Heston, when she could get him Barbra Streisand.

Acclaimed biographer Brian Kellow spins an irresistible tale, exhaustively researched and filled with anecdotes about and interviews more than two hundred show-business luminaries. A riveting biography of a powerful woman that charts show business as it evolved from New York City in the 1950s through Hollywood in the early 1980s,and#160;Can I Go Now?and#160;will mesmerize anyone who loves cinemaand#8217;s most fruitful period.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller that follows the making of five films at a pivotal time in Hollywood history

In the mid-1960s, westerns, war movies, and blockbuster musicals like Mary Poppins swept the box office. The Hollywood studio system was astonishingly lucrative for the few who dominated the business. That is, until the tastes of American moviegoers radically- and unexpectedly-changed. By the Oscar ceremonies of 1968, a cultural revolution had hit Hollywood with the force of a tsunami, and films like Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and box-office bomb Doctor Doolittle signaled a change in Hollywood-and America. And as an entire industry changed and struggled, careers were suddenly made and ruined, studios grew and crumbled, and the landscape of filmmaking was altered beyond all recognition.

About the Author

For fifteen years, Mark Harris worked as a writer and editor covering movies, television and books for Entertainment Weekly, where he now writes the Final Cut back-page column. A graduate of Yale University, he lives in New York City with his husband, Tony Kushner.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143115038
Author:
Harris, Mark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Kellow, Brian
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 - 16 pg bandw insert
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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Product details 288 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143115038 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Harris has created what seems likely to be one of the classics of popular film history, useful to dedicated students of film and cultural historians, and also to trivia buffs."
"Review" by , "Mr. Harris brings welcome sanity to heated subjects...He has a fine way of cutting through the conventional wisdom about such events so that real wisdom can emerge."
"Review" by , "Harris's experience covering film and television shows on every page, as this is the most engaging and...entertaining book on the movies to be written in years. Highly recommended,"
"Review" by , "No contest, this is one of the best film histories ever written. Don’t miss it."
"Synopsis" by , Harris examines the human drama behind the making of the five films nominated for Best Picture of 1967 and, through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood — and America — forever.
"Synopsis" by ,
A lively and colorful biography of Hollywoodand#8217;s first superagentand#151;one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Ryan Oand#8217;Neal, Faye Dunaway, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, and Anjelica Huston

Before Sue Mengers hit the scene in the mid-1960s, talent agents remained quietly in the background. But staying in the background was not possible for Mengers. Irrepressible and loaded with chutzpah, she became a driving force of Creative Management Associates (which later became ICM) handling the eraand#8217;s preeminent stars.

A true original with a gift for making the biggest stars in Hollywood listen to hard truths about their careers and personal lives, Mengers became a force to be reckoned with. Her salesmanship never stopped. In 1979, she was on a plane that was commandeered by a hijacker, who wanted Charlton Heston to deliver a message on television. Mengers was incensed, wondering why the hijacker wanted Heston, when she could get him Barbra Streisand.

Acclaimed biographer Brian Kellow spins an irresistible tale, exhaustively researched and filled with anecdotes about and interviews more than two hundred show-business luminaries. A riveting biography of a powerful woman that charts show business as it evolved from New York City in the 1950s through Hollywood in the early 1980s,and#160;Can I Go Now?and#160;will mesmerize anyone who loves cinemaand#8217;s most fruitful period.

"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestseller that follows the making of five films at a pivotal time in Hollywood history

In the mid-1960s, westerns, war movies, and blockbuster musicals like Mary Poppins swept the box office. The Hollywood studio system was astonishingly lucrative for the few who dominated the business. That is, until the tastes of American moviegoers radically- and unexpectedly-changed. By the Oscar ceremonies of 1968, a cultural revolution had hit Hollywood with the force of a tsunami, and films like Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, and box-office bomb Doctor Doolittle signaled a change in Hollywood-and America. And as an entire industry changed and struggled, careers were suddenly made and ruined, studios grew and crumbled, and the landscape of filmmaking was altered beyond all recognition.

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