Goldwyn: A Biography

Goldwyn: A Biography

by A. Scott Berg


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Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers a life story as rich with drama as anything found on the silver screen...

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ISBN-13: 9781573227230
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 580
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.03(h) x 1.42(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A. Scott Berg is the author of four bestselling biographies: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, winner of the National Book Award; Goldwyn; Lindbergh, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; and Kate Remembered. He lives in Los Angeles.

His new book, Wilson, a biography of President Woodrow Wilson, will be available Fall 2013 from Putnam Books.

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J_Starling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scott Berg did a superb job of scholarly research on this biography of Schmuel Gelbfisz (Samuel Goldwyn). Of course, he took close to ten years, and had a lot of grant money to make the job go a little smoother. However, Berg produced a book that encompasses the history of Jewish immigrants to America, and their transition to the pioneers of the film-making industry. Berg will often give insights into mysterious actions by Goldwyn or other characters, that produce real food for thought. He doesn't just give a "Hollywood History," he produced an "American History" complete with the first, largest waves of Jewish immigration in the 19th century, and the industries they flourished in: glove making, hat making, tailoring, jewelling, and finally - film-making. A serious study of Hollywood for every true movie "fan."