The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures

by Bernard F. Dick

The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures Synopsis

Ben Hecht called him White Fang, and director Charles Vidor took him to court for verbal abuse. The image of Harry Cohn as vulgarian is such a part of Hollywood lore that it is hard to believe there were other Harry Cohns: the only studio president who was also head of production; the ex-song plugger who scrutinised scripts and grilled writers at story conferences; a man who could look at actresses as either broads or goddesses. Drawing on personal interviews as well as previously unstudied source material (conference notes, memos, and especially the teletypes between Harry and his brother Jack), Bernard Dick offers a radically different portrait of the man who ran Columbia Pictures-and who had to be boss -from 1932 to 1958.

The Merchant Prince of Poverty Row Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures Press Reviews

Writers have been trying to sort out Cohn, the myth of Cohn, the man, but no one has yet done it in more fascinating detail than Bernard Dick. --Now Playing -- Ever since Cohn died in 1958, writers have been trying to sort out Cohn-the-myth and Cohn-the-man but no one has yet done it in more fascinating detail that Bernard Dick. --The Hollywood Reporter -- The broadest and most insightful look at Cohn and Columbia we are likely to have for some time. --Film Quarterly --

Book Information

ISBN: 9780813193236
Publication date: 9th October 2009
Author: Bernard F. Dick
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 275 pages
Categories: Films, cinema, Cinema industry,

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