Behind Hollywood is a reality far from the fantasy world it often evokes - the reality of a multi-million-dollar business. For many years the business of Hollywood was in the secure grip of a handful of corporate moguls like Sam Goldwyn, Louis B.Mayer and the Warner brothers, but with the demise of the studio system Hollywood was plunged into a state of strife. Competition between studio bosses, agents, directors, marketing experts, producers, stars and writers was intensified as a result of the instability of the film industry and eventually a new, precarious order came into being. Today it is still a handful of powerful people who dominate Hollywood and the motion picture business - men like Steven Spielberg, Sydney Pollack, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone and Martin Scorsese, and the occasional woman like Lynda Obst and Debra Hill. This book is their story. The author founded "Stills" magazine at the age of 22 and is a partner in the Oxford Film Company.
Humor-Entertainment, Movies, History-Criticism,