Oscar dearest: six decades of scandal, politics, and greed behind Hollywood's academy awards, 1927-1986

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Perennial Library, Mar 1, 1988 - Performing Arts - 306 pages
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Just in time to celebrate Oscar's 60th birthday: an endlessly juicy, illustrated expose of the predatory backstage politics and outrageous scandals behind Hollywood's coveted idol, from its beginning in 1927 to 1986. Illustrated.

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Oscar dearest: six decades of scandal, politics, and greed behind Hollywood's academy awards, 1927-1986

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Most of Oscar Dearest has been taken verbatim from Brown's The Real Oscar: the story behind the Academy Awards ( LJ 3/15/81), so this new book is virtually an updated edition. Here, the authors have ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD by Allan Halcrow xi
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LITTLE ORPHAN OSCAR
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OSCARS UNCROWNED KING
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Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Peter Harry Brown is a veteran journalist for "The New York Times" and the "Los Angeles Times;" he has won the California Associated Press Award for best investigative journalism, the New Mexico and Colorado Associated Press Award for feature writing, the Copley Newspapers Ring of Truth Award, the Gannett Newspapers annual award for feature writing, and the Florida Newspaper Publishers' Award for best spot news reporting. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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