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Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business
     

Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business

by Frank Rose
 
The story of the William Morris Agency is the story of show business itself. Founded at the turn of the century, it stood as the premier agency in Hollywood for 80 years. Practically all the major names in the industry started in its mailroom. Then, in the last 10 years, it went from the most powerful agency in the movie business to an also-ran, even as it made

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The story of the William Morris Agency is the story of show business itself. Founded at the turn of the century, it stood as the premier agency in Hollywood for 80 years. Practically all the major names in the industry started in its mailroom. Then, in the last 10 years, it went from the most powerful agency in the movie business to an also-ran, even as it made megastars out of Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Kevin Costner.

How this happened is a fantastic story of loyalty and betrayal, a multi-generational saga that culminates in the emergence of Michael Ovitz and the rival CAA as the dominant force in Hollywood. With unvarnished descriptions of the politburo-like board that runs William Morris, the fanatically driven agents who do the work and the needy and demanding stars they represent, The Agency is a compelling tale that lifts the curtain on the most intriguing business in America today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887308079
Publisher:
Harper Business
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.35(d)

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