The Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business
For decades, hidden from the public eye, Morris agents made the deals that determined the fate of stars, studios, and networks alike. Mae West, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Danny Thomas, Steve McQueen -the Morris Agency sold talent to anyone in the market for it, from the Hollywood moguls to the mobsters who ran Vegas to the Madison Avenue admen who controlled television. Led after Will Morris's death by the legendary Abe Lastfogel, a cherubic little man who treated agents and clients alike as family, the Morris Agency transformed the agent's image from garish flesh-peddler to smooth-talking professional. But when Lastfogel's successor brutally sacrificed his best friend - the man who'd brought Barry Diller and Michael Ovitz out of the mail room - the agency gave birth to its own nemesis: Ovitz's new agency, CAA.
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An incredibly comprehensive history of the Agency that dominated Hollywood for decades. Includes classic personalities like Abe Lastfogel & the various palace coupes that occurred through the years. A great book about the business of Hollywood.
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Agents and Agencies POST MCA
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