Hollywood Confidential

Hollywood Confidential

How the Studios Beat the Mob at Their Own Game

Book - 2007 | 1st Taylor Trade Publishing ed
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A history of the mob in Hollywood traces the influence of Johnny Roselli and corrupt government officials in Tinsel Town's early days, through Columbia's and MGM's acceptance of financing from organized crime sources, to the investigations of Ronald Reagan and his union backers in the 1980s.

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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.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Pub. : Distributed by National Book Network, 2007
Edition: 1st Taylor Trade Publishing ed
ISBN: 9781589793200
Branch Call Number: 364.106 SCH
Characteristics: vi, 301 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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