The Fixer: Moguls, Mobsters, Movie Stars, and Marilyn

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Grand Central Publishing
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6.26 X 9.09 X 1.18 inches | 1.29 pounds

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About the Author
Manfred Westphal is a former corporate communications and public relations executive who has spent the last twenty-five years spearheading story-driven media campaigns for some of the most recognized entertainment brands in the world. He began his career working in development at Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros. Television, where in 1990 he began collaborating with legendary Hollywood private detective Fred Otash to tell his extraordinary life story before his untimely death in 1992.

Josh Young has written five New York Times bestsellers, two additional Los Angeles Times bestsellers, four books that were made into feature documentaries, eighteen books that have been ranked No. 1 in their category on Amazon, and two novels. For more information, please visit
"A fast-paced, fascinating tell-all that's a previously untold account of the seamy side of Hollywood, politics, and mob activity." --Library Journal, starred review
"A colorful biography...those eager for a peek into classic Hollywood scandals will be well satisfied."--Publisher's Weekly
"A breathless exposé of Hollywood's bad old days...Good reading for James Ellroy aficionados."--Kirkus Reviews
"This thrilling biography, based on personal archives and investigation files, tells not only the story of Otash and how he became the most powerful man in Hollywood's shadows, but also charts the beginning of a celebrity culture still raging today." --Town and Country
"Hollywood fans, let this be the one if you're planning a summer with your nose in a book."--The Eagle Times

"[A] tantalizing and tawdry tale...reminiscent of golden-age crime stories."

--Shelf Awareness
"The Fixer is a fascinating read that is almost like looking in someone's medicine cabinet--you know you're not supposed to but curiosity gets the better of you."--New York Journal of Books