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Hollywood confidential : how the studios beat the mob at their own game

by Schwarz, Ted, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Non Fiction 364.106 Schwarz
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  364.106 Schwarz
 
 
Summary
Hollywood Confidential is the first truly in-depth look at the sexy, humorous, violent, and tragic history of the mob in Hollywood from the 1920s, when Joe Kennedy decided to buy a motion picture company, to the 1980s when the last vestiges of mob influence were revealed through investigations of former Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan and his union backers. The revelations continue into the 1980s when the major studios were no longer important, the independents were on the rise, and it was no longer possible to buy, bribe, or blackmail in a meaningful way. There were deals and bad guys, but the mob as it existed was finished in Hollywood.
Contents
Preview of coming attractions
Act I
An "island" of their own
Lawdy, lawdy, they got bawdy!
The movies discover the bad guys but, only John Dillinger discovers the movies
Liquor, loose women, and gambling (oh my!)
Forgive us our press passes
The last corruption of Los Angeles (for the moment)
Act II
The first starf***ers probe for weakness, then take the money and run
The punk got it right
Mob? in Hollywood they do it bigger and better, and everybody has a piece of the action
Bioff and Browne
Intermission 1 (and a brief clarification)
The gangster played the actor playing the gangster (or something like that)
Lucrezia Borgia meets Al Capone in a theater near you
Hello, George, goodbye, Tommy
"Hot toddy"
How do you corrupt them down in L.A. when their hands are in your pockets?
Kiss the girl and make her die
Intermission 2
Longy had a little locket
Act III
So, what did happen with Bioff, Browne, Schenck, and the others?
Intermission 3
Julia Jean, Johnny, Mickey, and Cheryl, the romance from hell
Marilyn, the greatest mob hit that never was
I'm not friendly with the mob; I just play someone in the White House who is.

Additional Information
Subjects Organized crime -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History.
Publisher Lanham, Md. :Taylor Trade Pub. :2007
Distributed by National Book Network,
Edition 1st Taylor Trade Publishing ed.
Language English
Description vi, 301 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-290) and index.
ISBN 9781589793200 (cloth : alk. paper)
158979320X (cloth : alk. paper)
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