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I'd Hate Myself in the Morning summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ring Lardner Jr. Æ 0 read & download Man of the Year the first on screen pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn In irresistibly readable pages New Yorker peopled by a cast including Carole Lombard Louis B Mayer Dalton Trumbo Marlene Dietrich Otto Preminger Darryl F Zanuck Bertolt Brecht Bert Lahr Robert Altman and Muhammad Ali Lardner recalls the strange existence of a contract screenwriter in the vanished age of the studio syst. There s some interesting stuff of course about growing up with a famous father and being a famous producer and being blacklisted But it was dull a lot of old time Hollywood names dropped random facts oddball musings I imagine there are good books about the Hollywood Blacklisting that might be better reads It s the kind of book that would ve been better as a PBS special you start watching by chance on a Wednesday night
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I'd Hate Myself in the Morning summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ring Lardner Jr. Æ 0 read & download Em an existence made stranger by membership in the Hollywood branch of the American Communist Party Lardner retraces the path that led him to a memorable confrontation with the House Un American Activities Committee and thence to Federal prison and life on the Hollywood blacklist One of the lucky few who were able to resume their careers Lardner won his second Oscar for the screenplay to MASH in 1970. Could have been a good book but too much time spent whining about being prosecuted for being a member of the Communist PartyReally interesting when he discussed his past what he was doing politics aside and his contemporariesI had to skip too many pages of his rants and complaints about his political problemsRing Lardner Jr. Æ 0 read & download
I'd Hate Myself in the Morning summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ring Lardner Jr. Æ 0 read & download Ring Lardner Jr's memoir is a pilgrimage through the American century The son of an immensely popular and influential writer Lardner grew up swaddled in material and cultural privilege After a memorable visit to Moscow in 1934 he worked as a reporter in New York before leaving for Hollywood where he served a bizarre apprenticeship with David O Selznick and won at the age of 28 an Academy Award for Wo. I read this because of my interest in the Hollywood blacklist and from that standpoint it was rather disappointing OTOH what I came to understand as the book went on that the author wasn t a Communist who happened to write screenplays but rather a screenplay writier who happened to be a Communist I think if my interest in old movies were a bit than what it is I could have given this five stars
- I'd Hate Myself in the Morning
- Ring Lardner Jr.
- 21 June 2020