King of Media: the Barry Diller Story

King of Media: the Barry Diller Story

by Jerome Tuccille
     
 

King of Media: The Story of Media Mogul Barry Diller is the remarkable story of a man who has risen to the top of the entertainment industry over the course of forty years.

In King of Media bestselling author Jerome Tuccille tells for the first time the extraordinary story of the visionary yet tenacious man who revolutionized the entertainment industry.… See more details below

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King of Media: The Story of Media Mogul Barry Diller is the remarkable story of a man who has risen to the top of the entertainment industry over the course of forty years.

In King of Media bestselling author Jerome Tuccille tells for the first time the extraordinary story of the visionary yet tenacious man who revolutionized the entertainment industry. After starting out in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency in the 1960s, Diller joined ABC Television where his swift rise through the ranks earned him almost immediate recognition and chairmanship of Paramount Pictures. There he oversaw such film classics as Saturday Night Fever, Grease, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, as well as the TV shows Laverne & Shirley and Taxi.

However, Diller made his most indelible mark on the industry when in 1987 he formed FOX TV, which went head to head with the existing networks by programming innovative series such as The Simpsons, Married…With Children, and In Living Color. Since then Diller has continued to grab headlines, most notably with his acquisition of QVC, his volatile and failed battle to buy Paramount Pictures, and later his marriage to fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg. Among the dozens of celebrities and media tycoons we meet along the way are Calvin Klein, Andy Warhol, John Travolta, Warren Beatty, David Geffen, Rupert Murdoch, Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Ted Turner, Robert Evans, and Joan Rivers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013215108
Publisher:
WinklerMedia Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Jerome Tuccille is the author of thirty books, including the biographies Gallo Be Thy Name, Alan Shrugged: Alan Greenspan, the World’s Most Powerful Banker, Rupert Murdoch, and Trump. Tuccille is a vice president of T. Row Price Investment Services, and as taught at the New School of Social Research in New York City.

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