Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire by Kathleen Sharp, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire

Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire

by Kathleen Sharp
     
 

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From Hollywood back lots to the Oval Office, here is the authoritative story of super-agent Lew Wasserman and his politically savvy wife Edie. Lew joined the Chicago band-booking agency, MCA, during the peak of cinema's Golden Age, and while he wooed top talent into MCA's stable, Edie socialized with such stars as Jimmy Stewart, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland,

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From Hollywood back lots to the Oval Office, here is the authoritative story of super-agent Lew Wasserman and his politically savvy wife Edie. Lew joined the Chicago band-booking agency, MCA, during the peak of cinema's Golden Age, and while he wooed top talent into MCA's stable, Edie socialized with such stars as Jimmy Stewart, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Jane Wyman. Lew became a master producer of television and film, shepherding such blockbusters as Jaws, Animal House, E.T., and Jurassic Park. Edie showed her own genius by cultivating political stars like Bobby and Ted Kennedy, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, the Carters, the Reagans and the Clintons. This first dual biography of the Wassermans is essential reading for everyone interested in movies and television and how power is wielded in America. 16 pages of black and white photographs are included in this enthralling book on the famous couple.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786714193
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
1.42(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author


Kathleen Sharp has written for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Elle, and Salon.com. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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