Eighty Odd Years in Hollywood

Eighty Odd Years in Hollywood

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John Meredyth Lucas, son of silent screen star and screenwriter Bess Meredyth (Ben-Hur, The Sea Beast, When a Man Loves, Don Juan) and stepson of renowned Hungarian-born director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, Mildred Pierce, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Life with Father), came of age in Hollywood during the 1930s. Lucas went on to an impressive career of his own as a writer-producer-director. He made films with Hal Wallis, Ross Hunter, Walt Disney, and others, and he wrote, produced, and directed such classic television series as Mannix, The Fugitive and Star Trek. Completed shortly before his death in 2002, Lucas' memoir is filled with never-before-told recollections of many Hollywood greats and features previously unpublished photographs. With Lucas, we go behind the scenes, onto the studio lots and into the parties with family friends John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn and Jack Warner, to name just a few. It's a boy's-eye-view of Hollywood in a time of glamour, decadence, and the golden years of filmmaking.Memoir of a Career in Film and Television John Meredyth Lucas. sound as a major part of the picture. ... Errol Flynna#39;s first part had also been as a corpse in Mikea#39;s The Case of the Curious Bride, starring Warren William.Errol had ... The service man would bring chairs and I would sit with the actors and rehearse the scene.


Title:Eighty Odd Years in Hollywood
Author: John Meredyth Lucas
Publisher:McFarland - 2004-05-25
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