When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent Into Power and Influence
In "When Hollywood Had a King, the distinguished journalist Connie Bruck tells the sweeping story of MCA and its brilliant leader, a man who transformed the entertainment industry-- businessman, politician, tactician, and visionary Lew Wasserman.
The Music Corporation of America was founded in Chicago in 1924 by Dr. Jules Stein, an ophthalmologist with a gift for booking bands. Twelve years later, Stein moved his operations west to Beverly Hills and hired Lew Wasserman. From his meager beginnings as a movie-theater usher in Cleveland, Wasserman ultimately ascended to the post of president of MCA, and the company became the most powerful force in Hollywood, regarded with a mixture of fear and awe.
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Review: When Hollywood Had a King: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and InfluenceUser Review - Donna - Goodreads
My mother once said that a handful of men or people run the world. After reading this book…I have proof! Lew Wasserman sure did in his time! He even made a President – Ronald Reagan. Lew aligned ... Read full review
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An exceptionally interesting and unusual life turned into an average book.
Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire
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