. .
English
United States
Sign in
Tip from find-more-books.com
Similar books
More/other books that might be very similar to this book
Search tools
Book recommendations
Latest news
Advertising
FILTER
- 0 Results
Lowest price: 1.32 €, highest price: 17.83 €, average price: 7.04 €
When Hollywood Had a King : The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - Bruck, Connie (signed)
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Bruck, Connie (signed):
When Hollywood Had a King : The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - signed or inscribed book

2003, ISBN: 9780375501685

Hardcover, ID: 975571729

New York: Random House, 2003. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by the AUTHOR directly on the half title page. Appears unread. Fine condition in a Very Near Fine dust jacket (only slightly rubbed). NOT price clipped ($29.95). NO chips. NO tears. NO creases. NO fading. Bright, shiny, square and tight. Sharp corners. Pages are fresh, crisp, clean and unmarked -- probably never read. Photo illustrated. Bibliography. Index. Bound in the original black boards, stamped in bright silver on the spine. From the dust jacket: "In WHEN HOLLYWOOD HAD A KING, the distinguished journalist Connie Bruck tells the sweeping story of MCA and its brilliant leader, a man who transformed the entertainment industry -- businessman, politician, tactician, and visionary Lew Wasserman. The Music Corporation of America was founded in Chicago in 1924 by Dr. Jules Stein, an ophthalmologist with a gift for booking bands. Twelve years later, Stein moved his operations west to Beverly Hills and hired Lew Wasserman. From his meager beginnings as a movie-theater usher in Cleveland, Wasserman ultimately ascended to the post of president of MCA, and the company became the most powerful force in Hollywood, regarded with a mixture of fear and awe. In his signature black suit and black knit tie, Wasserman took Hollywood by storm. He shifted the balance of power from the studios -- which had seven-year contractual strangleholds on the stars -- to the talent, who became profit partners. When an antitrust suit forced MCA's evolution from talent agency to film- and television-production company, it was Wasserman who parlayed the control of a wide variety of entertainment and media products into a new type of Hollywood power base. There was only Washington left to conquer, and conquer it Wasserman did, quietly brokering alliances with Democratic and Republican administrations alike. That Wasserman's reach extended from the underworld to the White House only added to his mystique. Among his friends were Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, mob lawyer Sidney Korshak, and gangster Moe Dalitz -- along with Presidents Johnson, Clinton, and especially Reagan, who enjoyed a particularly close and mutually beneficial relationship with Wasserman. He was equally intimate with Hollywood royalty, from Bette Davis and Jimmy Stewart to Steven Spielberg, who began his career at MCA and once described Wasserman's eyeglasses as looking like two giant movie screens. The history of MCA is really the history of a revolution. Lew Wasserman ushered in the Hollywood we know today. He is the link between the old-school moguls with their ironclad studio contracts and the new industry defined by multimedia conglomerates, power agents, multimillionaire actors, and profit sharing. In the hands of Connie Bruck, the story of Lew Wasserman's rise to power takes on an almost Shakespearean scope. WHEN HOLLYWOOD HAD A KING reveals the industry's greatest untold story: how a stealthy, enterprising power broker became, for a time, Tinseltown's absolute monarch." . INSCRIBED & SIGNED. First Printing of the First Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition/Very Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo. xiv, 514pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping., Random House, 2003

Used Book Biblio.com
About Books
Shipping costs: EUR 35.71
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
When Hollywood Had a King - Bruck, Connie
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Bruck, Connie:
When Hollywood Had a King - new book

ISBN: 9780375501685

ID: 193087

In When Hollywood Had a King, the distinguished journalist Connie Bruck tells the sweeping story of MCA and its brilliant leader, a man who transformed the entertainment industry businessman, politician, tactician, and visionary Lew Wasserman. The Music Corporation of America was founded in Chicago in 1924 by Dr. Jules Stein, an ophthalmologist with a gift for booking bands. Twelve years later, Stein moved his operations west to Beverly Hills and hired Lew Wasserman. From his meager beginnings as a movie-theater usher in Cleveland, Wasserman ultimately ascended to the post of president of MCA, and the company became the most powerful force in Hollywood, regarded with a mixture of fear and awe. In his signature black suit and black knit tie, Was-serman took Hollywood by storm. He shifted the balance of power from the studioswhich had seven-year contractual strangleholds on the starsto the talent, who became profit partners. When an antitrust suit forced MCA's evolution from talent agency to film- and television-production company, it was Wasserman who parlayed the control of a wide variety of entertainment and media products into a new type of Hollywood power base. There was only Washington left to conquer, and conquer it Wasserman did, quietly brokering alliances with Democratic and Republican administrations alike. That Wasserman's reach extended from the underworld to the White House only added to his mystique. Among his friends were Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, mob lawyer Sidney Korshak, and gangster Moe Dalitzalong with Presidents Johnson, Clinton, and especially Reagan, who enjoyed a particularly close and mutually beneficial relationship with Wasserman. He was equally intimate with Hollywood royalty, from Bette Davis and Jimmy Stewart to Steven Spielberg, who began his career at MCA and once described Wasserman's eyeglasses as looking like two giant movie screens. The history of MCA is really the history of a revolution. Lew Wasserman ushered in the Hollywood we know today. He is the link between the old-school moguls with their ironclad studio contracts and the new industry defined by multimedia conglomerates, power agents, multimillionaire actors, and profit sharing. In the hands of Connie Bruck, the story of Lew Wasserman's rise to power takes on an almost Shakespearean scope. When Hollywood Had a King reveals the industry's greatest untold story: how a stealthy, enterprising power broker became, for a time, Tinseltown's absolute monarch. From the Hardcover edition. Business Business eBook, Random House Publishing Group

New book Ebooks.com
Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - Bruck, Connie
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Bruck, Connie:
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - hardcover

2003, ISBN: 9780375501685

ID: 387861422

Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House. Hardcover. 0375501681 . Nice, clean, tight, bright, EX LIBRARY edition. Shows typical Library wear. Book and Dust Jacket are in good condition, with typical library markings. Mylar Dust Jacket over original. Good Reader's Copy . Very Good. 2003., Random House, 2003

Used Book Biblio.com
Act 2 Books
Shipping costs: EUR 14.15
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - Bruck, Connie
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Bruck, Connie:
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - hardcover

ISBN: 9780375501685

ID: 811728356

Random House. Hardcover. 0375501681 Missing dust jacket. Has writing/highlighting. **Has staining** Meets the acceptable condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence! . Fair., Random House

Used Book Biblio.com
HawkingBooks
Shipping costs: EUR 23.29
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - Bruck, Connie
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Bruck, Connie:
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence - hardcover

2003, ISBN: 9780375501685

ID: 503083247

Random House. Used - Very Good. 2003. Hardcover. Very Good., Random House

Used Book Biblio.com
Powell's Bookstores Chicago
Shipping costs: EUR 12.86
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.

Details of the book
When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence

In the hands of Bruck, the story of Lew Wasserman's rise to power takes on an almost Shakespearean scope. "When Hollywood Had a King" will finally tell the industry's greatest untold story: how a stealthy, enterprising power broker became, for a time, Tinseltown's absolute monarch.

Details of the book - When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence


EAN (ISBN-13): 9780375501685
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0375501681
Hardcover
Paperback
Publishing year: 2003
Publisher: Random House, New York

Book in our database since 20.05.2007 10:56:56
Book found last time on 28.06.2017 15:17:14
ISBN/EAN: 9780375501685

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-375-50168-1, 978-0-375-50168-5


< to archive...
Related books