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The Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom up

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It’s like a plot from a Hollywood potboiler: start out in the mailroom, end up a mogul. But for many, it happens to be true. Some of the biggest names in entertainment—including David Geffen, Barry Diller, and Michael Ovitz— started their dazzling careers in the lowly mailroom. Based on more than two hundred interviews, David Rensin unfolds the never-before-told history of an American institution—in the voices of the people who lived it. Through nearly seven decades of glamour and humiliation, lousy pay and incredible perks, killer egos and a kill-or-be-killed ethos, you’ll go where the trainees go, learn what they must do to get ahead, and hear the best insider stories from the Hollywood everyone knows about but no one really knows. A vibrant tapestry of dreams, desire, and exploitation, The Mailroom is not only an engrossing read but a crash course, taught by the experts, on how to succeed in Hollywood.

Synopsis:

A tell-all journey inside a talent agency mailroom traces sixty-five years of Hollywood history to recount the real stories behind how careers have been made--or destroyed--offering entertaining anecdotes and behind-the-scenes gossip about Barry Diller, David Geffen, Mike Ovitz, and other Hollywood insiders. Reprint.

Synopsis:

A journey inside a talent agency mailroom traces sixty-five years of Hollywood history to recount how careers have been made or destroyed, offering anecdotes about Barry Diller, David Geffen, and other Hollywood insiders.

About the Author

David Rensin is the coauthor of show business legend Bernie Brillstein’s widely lauded memoir, Where Did I Go Right, as well as Olympian Louis Zamperini’s World War II survival saga, Devil At My Heels and composer/performer Yanni’s memoir, Yanni: In Words. Rensin also co-wrote Tim Allen’s #1 bestseller Don’t Stand Too Close To a Naked Man and Allen’s follow-up bestseller, I’m Not Really Here. He has co-written bestsellers with Chris Rock, Jeff Foxworthy, and Garry Shandling, and co-authored a groundbreaking humorous sociology of men named Bob, called The Bob Book. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307417220
Subtitle:
Hollywood History from the Bottom up
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Rensin, David
Author:
David Rensin
Subject:
Art : Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Performing Arts : Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performing Arts : Business Aspects
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Business Aspects
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-Hollywood
Subject:
Performing Arts : Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Business
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040203
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
464

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Reference
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Biography » Business

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Product details 464 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307417220 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A tell-all journey inside a talent agency mailroom traces sixty-five years of Hollywood history to recount the real stories behind how careers have been made--or destroyed--offering entertaining anecdotes and behind-the-scenes gossip about Barry Diller, David Geffen, Mike Ovitz, and other Hollywood insiders. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , A journey inside a talent agency mailroom traces sixty-five years of Hollywood history to recount how careers have been made or destroyed, offering anecdotes about Barry Diller, David Geffen, and other Hollywood insiders.
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