The untold story of the innovative pioneers who helped make movies the preeminent art form of the twentieth century. The founders of the now infamous Academy were a motley crew as individuals, but when they first converged in Hollywood, then just a small town with dirt roads, sparks flew and fueled a common dream: to bring artistic validity to their beloved new medium. Who were these movers and shakers who would change movies forever? And what about Oscar, their famous son? He is fast approaching his hundredth birthday and is still the undisputed king of Hollywood. Yet with such dynamic parents, what else could we expect?Bounding, spinn, diving ... New York Review of Books, Volume 56, Number, Februry 26, 2009; The Silent Superstar by Robert Gottlieb (www.nybooks.com). ... Chapter Nine: Head of the House My fathera#39;s early movies ... Back Lot: Growing Upanbsp;...
|Title||:||Bringing Up Oscar: The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded the Academy|
|Author||:||Debra Ann Pawlak|
|Publisher||:||Pegasus Books - 2012-01-12|