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Film buffs will find this one of the better biographies.
DeMille's support of loyalty oaths and such during the blacklist era is qualified by his decision to give work to such "tainted" actors as Edward G. Robinson.
It's all here and so good, any other author would be wasting his time with a new biography of DeMille.
One may or may not have admired the man's movies, but his life is truly worthy of exploration and Author Eyman knows how to do it. A very good biography of a very interesting dude.Published 5 months ago by Cagney & Lacey's WebSquad
I am researching Cecil B. DeMille for future presentation, and this book has become an invaluable asset. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Mathew P. Kinne
I've read The Lion of Hollywood, as well as bios of Cohn, Goldwyn, and Lasky, among others. The thing about these characters is that once you've read one of their bios, you've read... Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by Andy Glass
I gave this book a rating of four (4) stars instead of five for only one reason. I felt the first 80 pages or so were a bit slow and confusing in general. Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by screenwriter
I feel like the eleventh juror weighing in, after the previous ten reviewers all gave this book 5 stars, and here I go again, echoing their thumbs up. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Kevin Killian
The slang term "epic" has made it into american lexicon to describe an event that will be, or has been unforgetable. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by Pugwash
As with his unbeatable book on the four years of the introduction of sound to the movie industry, The Speed of Sound, this book is just superb in all respects. Read morePublished on August 13, 2011 by James C
When I pick up a book about a Hollywood personality I'm looking for 3 things: (1) some basic info about their personal history, especially any childhood experiences that helped... Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Dr. James Gardner
We tend to focus on the great achievements of our famous, forgetting the failure after failure they endured along the way. Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by Erik R. Brown