Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince [NOOK Book]

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When your father helps make the careers of Cary Grant, Clara Bow, and Gary Cooper, you grow up with stories to tell . . .
When Seymour Wilson “Budd” Schulberg moved from New York to Los Angeles as a child, Hollywood’s filmmaking industry was just getting started. To some, the region was still more famous for its citrus farms than its movie studios. In this iconic memoir, Schulberg, the son of one of Tinseltown’s most influential producers, recounts the rise of the studios, the ...
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Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince

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Overview

When your father helps make the careers of Cary Grant, Clara Bow, and Gary Cooper, you grow up with stories to tell . . .
When Seymour Wilson “Budd” Schulberg moved from New York to Los Angeles as a child, Hollywood’s filmmaking industry was just getting started. To some, the region was still more famous for its citrus farms than its movie studios. In this iconic memoir, Schulberg, the son of one of Tinseltown’s most influential producers, recounts the rise of the studios, the machinations of the studio heads, and the lives of some of cinema’s earliest and greatest stars. Even as Hollywood grew to become one of the country’s most powerful cultural and economic engines, it retained the feel of a company town for decades. Schulberg’s sparkling recollections offer a unique insider view of both the glitter and dark side of the dream factory’s early years. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Schulberg's 1981 volume was part autobiography and part insider's guide to the early film industry. Schulberg is the son of film mogul B.P. Schulberg, and Budd was practically raised on the back lots. Schulberg eventually became a screen writer and is noted for penning On the Waterfront. However, he saw through the fantasy and the glamour of Hollywood and understood fully that it isn't called show business for nothing. For readers interested in Hollywood history, this Budd's for you. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Palm Beach Post
Moving Pictures entranced me…. The book is full of delicious vingettes…
— Scott Eyman
Frank Capra
Budd Schulberg has written his greatest book.
Elia Kazan
Although Moving Pictures reads like a novel, I found myself saying, 'Yes, this is exactly how it was. . . . Now I know it from the inside!'
Arthur Schlesinger
A fascinating and significant contribution to American social history.
Garson Kanin
In Moving Pictures, Budd Schulberg relates the saga he was born to write, and he does it with brilliance, knowledge, feeling, wit, and some of the old love. Four cheers.
Irwin Shaw
A fascinating account of a fascinating part of our recent history, a book full of memorable anecdotes.
John Huston
Budd Schulberg is uniquely qualified to tell about Hollywood. . . . Moving Pictures is fascinating.
Melvyn Douglas
Filled with characters who ring absolutely true.
Myrna Loy
Unquestionably the authentic history of the creators of the motion picture—a fascinating book.
Palm Beach Post - Scott Eyman
Moving Pictures entranced me…. The book is full of delicious vingettes…
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
A fascinating and significant contribution to American social history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453261767
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 508
  • Sales rank: 1,114,379
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Budd Schulberg (1914–2009) was a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist who is best remembered for the classic novels What Makes Sammy Run?, The Harder They Fall,and the story On the Waterfront, which he adapted as a novel, play, and an Academy Award–winning film script. Born in New York City, Schulberg grew up in Hollywood, where his father, B. P. Schulberg, was head of production at Paramount, among other studios. Throughout his career, Schulberg worked as a journalist and essayist, often writing about boxing, a lifelong passion. Many of his writings on the sport are collected in Sparring with Hemingway (1995). Other highlights from Schulberg’s nonfiction career include Moving Pictures (1981), an account of his upbringing in Hollywood, and Writers in America (1973), a glimpse of some of the famous novelists he met early in his career. He died in 2009. 
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Table of Contents

I Genesis 1
II Exodus 111
III The Promised Land 185
IV Kings 293
Index 495
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