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Action!

by Robert Cort

Action! is a family saga in which five decades of Hollywood history are embodied in the lives of three generations of a movie dynasty, with each generation reflecting the changing values of the motion-picture industry. AJ Jastrow, the producer at the center of this story, seeks to build a movie empire and thus fulfill his father's legacy. Along the way he battles manipulative executives, power-crazed directors, drug-addicted actors, duplicitous agents, the FBI, and his own mother, Hollywood's wealthiest woman. Interwoven into the fiction are some of Hollywood's most colorful historical characters: Bing Crosby, Adolph Zukor, Steve McQueen, Romy Schneider, Ray Stark, Mike Todd, Julia Phillips, and a who's who of today's players. This book entertains on a number of levels, as a page-turning family drama, as an inside account of Hollywood's progress "or drift" from the end of World War II to the present, and as an intimate chronicle of how movies are really made. Author Robert Cort is the man to know what really goes on with movie producers in the ardently crazy business of movie making. In the world of Hollywood, Robert Cort is a "made man," the producer of fifty-two films, which have grossed more than $2 billion at the box office. His working knowledge of the studio system and his personal experience with the men and women who run it have enabled him to break the mold of the Hollywood novel by writing an inside story that is critical, compassionate, and real.

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