A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex)
By Peter Bart
(Weinstein Books, Hardcover, 9781602861398, 288pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
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An insightful, star-studded, and deeply personal memoir from the ultimate Hollywood insider--destined to become one of the most fascinating books ever written about a movie studio.
Peter Bart started his career as a newsman with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, then spent seventeen years as a film executive (vice president of Paramount, senior vice president of MGM, president of Lorimar Film Co.) only to return to journalism as editor-in-chief of Variety. Along the way, he was responsible for seven books, including Shoot-Out, written with Peter Guber (the basis for their current weekly television show), Dangerous Company (a short story collection), and three nonfiction books, The Gross, Fade Out, and Boffo.