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John O'Hara's Hollywood : stories

Author: John O'Hara; Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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On the sound stage and the casting couch, behind the facades of Spanish style mansions and inside studio trailers, at costumes and makeup, in posh nightclubs and in backrooms filled with cigar smoke, here are the ruthless producers, over-the-hill directors, disillusioned writers, glamorously callous actresses, desperate and hungry starlets, and matinee idols with dark secrets as they are unsparingly observed by one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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O'Hara, John, 1905-1970.
John O'Hara's Hollywood.
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2007
(OCoLC)608166843
Online version:
O'Hara, John, 1905-1970.
John O'Hara's Hollywood.
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2007
(OCoLC)630930661
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John O'Hara; Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
ISBN: 9780786718726 0786718722
OCLC Number: 83596385
Description: 383 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Mr. Sidney Gainsborough: quality pictures --
Saffercisco --
Brother --
Richard Wagner: public domain? --
Reunion over lightly --
The magical numbers --
Adventure on the set --
Fire! --
Everything satisfactory --
Drawing room B --
Eileen --
The industry and the professor --
In a grove --
The Glendale people --
Yucca Knolls --
The answer depends --
James Francis and the star --
Natica Jackson --
The way to Majorca --
The sun room --
Malibu from the sky --
Hello Hollywood good-bye.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: by John O'Hara ; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli.
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On the sound stage and the casting couch, behind the facades of Spanish style mansions and inside studio trailers, at costumes and makeup, in posh nightclubs and in backrooms filled with cigar smoke, here are the ruthless producers, over-the-hill directors, disillusioned writers, glamorously callous actresses, desperate and hungry starlets, and matinee idols with dark secrets as they are unsparingly observed by one of America's most popular masters of realism.

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One of the great American anthologies

by NoemieC (WorldCat user published 2016-07-01) Excellent Permalink

This under-recognized book contains some of the greatest American short stories. O'Hara revolutionizes the genre, populating it with dialogue that is at once artificial and bursting with life: perfect for capturing the culture of early Hollywood. Stunningly written, yet without the ostentatious "language...
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