Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince

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Price
$56.34
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
Pages
526
Dimensions
6.42 X 9.02 X 1.44 inches | 1.96 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780520260481

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About the Author

Mark A. Vieira is a photographer, filmmaker, and Hollywood historian. His previous books include Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits and Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy.

Reviews

"Vieira has written the definitive biography of Thalberg." STARRED REVIEW--Teri Shiel"Library Journal" (10/15/2009)
"This is a worthy, well-documented account of [Thalberg's] life."--R. D. Sears"Choice" (07/01/2010)
"A well-researched and readable biography."--David Yezzi"Wall Street Journal" (11/10/2009)
"Vieira takes students of movie history deep into the bowels of MGM."--Robert Fulford"The National Post" (01/11/2010)
"A fast-paced and well-researched new biography of Thalberg."--Kent Jones"Film Comment" (04/01/2010)
"Vieira has accomplished something quite extraordinary. . . . This is the definitive volume about a towering figure in the history of Hollywood."-- (12/02/2009)
"The third biography of Thalberg, and far and away the most thoroughly researched, comprehensive, and penetrating . . . as close to definitive as any biography of Irving Thalberg is likely to get."-- (01/18/2010)
"Vieira writes with great verve and enthusiasm, and he has a flair for narrative movement that suits these exponents of the new storytelling . . . well written and extensively researched."-- (03/25/2010)
"Vieira's excellent biography reveals a master player...[and] sheds much needed light upon significant, influential life."-- (02/04/2011)
"Vieira's work is both exhaustively researched and beautifully presented, rich in detail yet compulsively readable. If you want to know about Hollywood's Golden Age, then you must know about Thalberg. And if you want to know about Thalberg, then you must read this book."-- (06/01/2011)
"Vieira has put the enigmatic producer back in the spotlight with his biography . . . a thorough and readable book."-- (02/26/2010)
"This is a sympathetic, diligent, and intelligent account of a wondrous era in Hollywood."--Jewish Book World (09/01/2010)
"If you want to know about Hollywood's Golden Age, then you must know about Thalberg. And if you want to know about Thalberg, then you must read this book."-- (06/16/2011)
"Among the many virtues of Mark Vieira's biography is the use he makes of the story conferences preserved in the MGM archives."--The Economist (11/12/2009)
"An engaging new biography . . . an unusually animated and revealing tour of Hollywood in the 1920s and '30s."-- (12/01/2009)
"An important book on a pivotal figure in Hollywood history. . . . Vieira's biography is an invaluable resource."-- (12/01/2012)
"The jury has been out for 70 years on the MGM studio chief, even though F Scott Fitzgerald immortalised him as the "last tycoon". Was Thalberg art's gift to Hollywood, with his well-bred epics (Romeo and Juliet, Marie Antoinette)? Or was he a mogul playing to the middlebrow? Read this impressively researched study and decide."-- (06/26/2010)