Little Caesar: A Biography of Edward G. Robinson

Little Caesar: A Biography of Edward G. Robinson

by Alan L. Gansberg


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ISBN-13: 9780810849501
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/18/2004
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 864,200
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.65(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Alan L. Gansberg is an award-winning writer, producer, and director working in television, film, and documentary filmmaking. He is also a professor of film and president of the Faculty Association at Columbia College Hollywood in Tarzana, California. In addition, Gansberg teaches acting workshops and privately coaches actors.

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Lionel Chetwynd

With this authoritative biography, Alan L. Gansberg reaffirms his place in the very first rank of Hollywood historians. He not only gives us a portrait that captures the essence of Edward G. Robinson's electric screen personality, vulnerability and even his pain, but Mr. Gansberg also provides an important contextual framework for understanding the Hollywood in which Robinson lived and worked. Invaluable and indispensable for any student of the man and his period.

Mervyn LeRoy

A very young man walked into my office and said he wanted to talk about Eddie Robinson and the gangster movies from the 1930s. I thought, "What could this kid possibly know about Robinson and Little Caesar?" Well, an awful lot, as it turns out, and he's written a fine book about Robinson.

Alvin D. Hall

As an historian of Hollywood, Alan L. Gansberg is cogent on not just the events, but the root and cultural ramifications of the events. Little Caesar: A Biography of Edward G. Robinson of tells us not just what drove a most heralded actor to greatness, but gives us one man's chilling view of the notorious blacklist which became the noose around Robinson's neck, and his career.

Donald Freed

Little Caesar is a big book: It charts not only the rise and fall of a great actor, but the panic and betrayal of American culture.

Robert Aldrich

I agreed to speak with Alan Gansberg about the blacklisting period in Hollywood because I believe there are stories of people that need to be told from a perspective of cultural history, not hysteria or anger. Alan has told Edward G. Robinson's story as a truly human one.

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