Indecent Exposure: A True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street

Indecent Exposure: A True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street

by David McClintick
     
 

When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of embezzlement. It wasn't. The incident was the tip of the iceberg, the first hint of a scandal that shook Hollywood and rattled Wall Street. Soon powerful studio executives were engulfed in controversy; careers

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Overview

When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of embezzlement. It wasn't. The incident was the tip of the iceberg, the first hint of a scandal that shook Hollywood and rattled Wall Street. Soon powerful studio executives were engulfed in controversy; careers derailed; reputations died; and a ruthless, take-no-prisoners corporate power struggle for the world-famous Hollywood dream factory began.

First published in 1982, this now classic story of greed and lies in Tinseltown appears here with a stunning final chapter on Begelman's post-Columbia career as he continued to dazzle and defraud . . . until his last hours in a Hollywood hotel room, where his story dramatically and poignantly would end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060508159
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Collins Business Essentials Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
693,706
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

David McClintick, an investigative reporter at the Wall Street Journal for eleven years, is an award-winning author and journalist. His other books include Swordfish and Stealing from the Rich. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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