Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era - a fierce independent force in a time when studios ruled, a producer of silver screen sagas who was, in all probability, the last Hollywood tycoon. In this riveting book, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer A. Scott Berg tells the life story of this remarkable man - a tale as rich with drama as ...Read MoreSamuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era - a fierce independent force in a time when studios ruled, a producer of silver screen sagas who was, in all probability, the last Hollywood tycoon. In this riveting book, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer A. Scott Berg tells the life story of this remarkable man - a tale as rich with drama as any feature length epic and as compelling as the history of Hollywood itself.Read Less
Very good in very good dust jacket. Hamish Hamilton Ltd., New York, NY, 1989. 1st Ed. (U.K. ), 1st Printing, VG+/VG, Hard Cover, Size is 8vo, 579pp(Index). DJ nicked foot of spine, o.w. clean & tight. NO ink names etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
First Edition. Presentation copy signed by the author, A. Scott Berg, inscribed: "For Loretta and Mark, On a most pleasant (though slightly foggy) afternoon in Santa Barbara. With best regards, A. Scott Berg. May 6, 1989." Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The dynamic biography of Samuel Goldwyn, one of the founding forces behind the modern American film industry, influencing and leaving his mark through the development of such powerful film studios as Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and United Artists. With many delightful and informative references to such noted cinematic personalities as the great silent film actress Mabel Normand, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, screenwriter Ben Hecht, Ronald Colman, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyk, David Niven, Laurence Olivier, and so many more.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Inscribed by Author(s) First edition (so stated). Large 8vo. Illustrated with 100 b/w photographs. Bibliographical references, index. Dust jacket (price clipped). Very good. 579 pages. No other signatures or bookplates. Biography of the famous MGM mogul (1882-1974), by the American Book Award-winning biographer. Signed and inscribed on front free endpaper by Berg "For Carol-on her 30th birthday-Look at it this way! When Sam Goldwyn was your age, he was selling gloves. With best regards, Scott Berg. April, 1989, Los Angeles."
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