Five Easy Decades

Five Easy Decades

How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times

Book - 2008
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Praise for Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times

"Dennis McDougal is a rare Hollywood reporter: honest, fearless, nobody's fool. This is unvarnished Jack for Jack-lovers and Jack-skeptics but, also, for anyone interested in the state of American culture and celebrity. I always read Mr. McDougal for pointers but worry that he will end up in a tin drum off the coast of New Jersey."
-- Patrick McGilligan, author of Jack's Life and Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light

Praise for Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty

"A great freeway pileup--part biography, part dysfunctional family chronicle, and part institutional and urban history, with generous dollops of scandal and gossip."
-- Hendrick Hertzberg, The New Yorker

"McDougal has managed to scale the high walls that have long protected the Chandler clan and returned with wicked tales told by angry ex-wives and jealous siblings."
--The Washington Post

Praise for The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA and the Hidden History of Hollywood

"Real glamour needs a dark side. That is part of the fascination of Dennis McDougal's wonderful book."
--The Economist

"Thoroughly reported and engrossing . . . the most noteworthy trait of MCA was how it hid its power."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Over the years, I've read hundreds of books on Hollywood and the movie business, and this one is right at the top."
-- Michael Blowen, The Boston Globe

Baker & Taylor
A portrait of the enduring Hollywood personality draws on numerous interviews and other sources to describe his childhood in New Jersey, early escapades, drug problems, celebrity relationships, films, and professional achievements.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780471722465
Branch Call Number: BIO Nicholson, J 2008
Characteristics: xii, 484 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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