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Janet Maslin, New York Times
“A fast, funny,, no-nonsense and graphic account of Paramount’s most dizzyingly high times. [Bart] may have been a studio executive, but he started out reporting. He’s a sharp-eyed reporter still.”
I like all of Peter Bart's books. They give you an insight on how the Hollywood we know was built. If you like Bob Evans' bio, then this book will be the other side of the coin... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jimi Bool
This is an ok story written about the late 60's and early 70's at Paramount Pictures.
What annoyed me, and does so often with these sorts of books, is the author writing... Read more
Amazon emailed asking would I care to review this, a 'recent purchase' I get shed-loads of books from Amazon god bless 'em but they've never asked me for a review before & as I do... Read morePublished 23 months ago by jeananne crowley
I didn't enjoy reading this book at all. It pretends to lay out all the dirt associated with the movies, etc. Read morePublished 24 months ago by truethat
Peter Bart's INFAMOUS PLAYERS covers much of the same territory covered by Richard Evan's classic 1994 memoir THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE: the 1967-1975 tenure at Paramount... Read morePublished on November 25, 2011 by Stacy Helton
I read Peter Bart's "Infamous Players: in one sitting. That could mean it was such a page turner that I couldn't put it down, or that it's such a trifle that it didn't require much... Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Brian W. Fairbanks
I agree with "snooze fest". For someone who wrote for the "NY Times, his writing style is tortuous. And how about some chronological consistency? Read morePublished on July 27, 2011 by BookLover526
Every "writer" is likely to make himself the hero of a story he tells, and a certain slant is to be expected. Read morePublished on July 22, 2011 by Garan Grey
Norman Mailer once lamented that there are inside stories written by outsiders, but rarely are there inside stories written by insiders who know how to write. Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by Jamie F. Macvicar