King Cohn: The Life and Times of Hollywood Mogul Harry Cohn

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Harry Cohn was a self-invented tyrant who ran Columbia Studios as his personal fiefdom. Extensive interviews and research fuel Bob Thomas's portrayal of a Broadway song plugger turned powerful player.
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Overview

Harry Cohn was a self-invented tyrant who ran Columbia Studios as his personal fiefdom. Extensive interviews and research fuel Bob Thomas's portrayal of a Broadway song plugger turned powerful player.
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King Cohn is a flawlessly produced, deftly abridge audiobook about the life and times of Hollywood magnate Harry Cohn detailing is influence and impact on the American film industry in general, and the Columbia Pictures studio in particular. John Landis superbly narrates Bob Thomas' insightful biography of a notoriously gruff and tough studio head, a task made difficult in light of Harry Cohn's aversion to personal publicity, an absence of personal writings, speeches, and reluctance to be interviewed. Nonetheless, Bob Thomas was able to bring this Hollywood mogul to life as he climbed from a New York City song plugger to eventually becoming one of the most powerful men in Hollywood during the golden age of the Hollywood film studio system. King Cohn is a "must" for all students of American cinema and film buffs of those great Columbia Pictures movies that were only made possible by this unique and complex man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893224070
  • Publisher: New Millennium Entertainment
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1ST NEW MI
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.11 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword x
Preface xiii
Prologue xix
I Beginnings: 1891-1920 1
1. An Account of the Origins and Early Years of Harry Cohn 4
2. The Brief Career of Edwards and Ruby: Their Adventures, and a Later Meeting That Bears Significance 9
3. Jack Cohn Enters the Infant Industry and Learns the Value of Traffic in Souls 15
4. Enter Harry Cohn, Singing 20
II Flicker and a Voice: The Twenties 25
1. Uncle Carl Laemmle Suffers Three Desertions, and C.B.C. Is Born on Poverty Row 28
2. The Pilgrim's Progress in the New Land: from the Hall Room Boys to More to Be Pitied Than Scorned 33
3. A Brief Account of How Harry Cohn Courted a Wife--Not His Own--and of the Salutary Events That Ensued 37
4. 1926: Year of Decision 39
5. Two Important Triumphs for Harry Cohn: Columbia Makes the Roxy, and Bella Cohn Pays a Visit to California 44
6. The Advent of Capra 51
7. Notes on the Developing Character of Harry Cohn, Studio Boss 58
8. The Specter of Sound: and a Little Mouse Shall Lead Them 63
III The Golden Time: The Thirties 67
1. Toward Style 70
2. Joe Brandt Withdraws from the Fray; Also, the Coup d'Etat That Failed 75
3. Harry Cohn and the Writers: Beginnings of the Long, Productive War 80
4. The Flowering of Capra and Columbia: It Happened One Night 87
5. Vicissitudes of a Studio Boss: The Recalcitrant Soprano and the Alcoholic Voyage 92
6. A Visit to Il Duce, and How It Affected the Cohn Style 100
7. Dealings with Actors: John Wayne, Robert Young, Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Lee Tracy, Gloria Swanson 106
8. Harry Cohn Performs a Confidential Service for the King and Queen of England and Is Rewarded with Royal Raiment 113
9. Frank Capra Finds, Then Loses His Shangri-La 117
10. The Irish Invasion, and How It Ended with the Epithet Heard Over the Ocean 122
11. "Why Not Call It the Good-bye, Rose?" 128
12. Home Cooking away from Home 132
13. Sidney Buchman, Who Shall Be Called Indispensable 139
14. Exit Capra 144
15. There Were Other Directors besides Frank Capra 149
IV Boomtown: The Forties 157
1. Onward and Upward with Columbia Pictures Corporation 160
2. The Transfiguration of Margarita Carmen Cansino 165
3. Films of the Early Forties: Angels, Lady Reporters, Chopin, etc 171
4. Love Finds Harry Cohn 180
5. "Put Two Hundred to Win and Two Hundred to Show on Number Three in the Sixth Race" 185
6. Charlie Lombard Discovers the Perils of Friendship with Harry Cohn 194
7. The King Adds Some Footnotes to The Prince 204
8. The Interrupted Svengali 214
9. "Folks, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!" 220
10. World War II and Harry Cohn 226
11. The Postwar Boom and Those Who Helped Make It 231
12. A Chrestomathy of Legends 238
13. A Public View of the "Fictitious, Fabulous, Topsy-Turvy, Temperamental World" 244
14. All the King's Men Helps Put Humpty-Dumpty Back Together Again 258
15. Dealings with Actors: Ronald Colman, Rosalind Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Loretta Young, David Niven 262
16. A Prince for Cinderella 273
V Twilight of The Gods: The Fifties 277
1. "Do Me a Favor, Will Ya, Harry? Drop Dead." 280
2. The Winds of Change 286
3. The Other Side of the Cohn 298
4. "Why Would Harry Cohn Buy a Dirty Book Like From Here to Eternity?" 303
5. Three Cohn Successors . . . and Then There Was None 311
6. The Trouble with Love Goddesses 318
7. Dealings with Actors: Aldo Ray, Donna Reed, Kathryn Grant, Jack Lemmon, Marlene Dietrich, Broderick Crawford 327
8. A Matter of Life and Death 340
9. The Last Hurrah 348
10. "Get Me a Box" 352
Epilogue: Rosebud 359
Index 365
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