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    (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming This is the most sordid book about Old Hollywood I've ever read which I guess says one of two things about me I have either a finally reached the bottom of the barrel in my ongoing passion for this topic or b I've barely touched the sides and the bottom is but a murk smeared speck in the distance I'm unsure which I thought Hollywood Babylon II was gutter level but really that's just a collection of incriminating snapshots wrapped

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    Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF õ E.J. Fleming E.J. Fleming õ 8 Read Summary The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine Re Read due to a library mistakebut just as well Enjoyed just as much This is my favorite Hollywood book I like Fleming's thoughts on incidents and I feel he treats it all with a reverenceThe world knows MGM was its own universe I was aware of some of its dirty laundry but apparently there are countless mysteries

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    (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF õ E.J. Fleming Summary The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine At first it was interesting but then it just stretched out in a long line of affairs abortions and alcoholics I go

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    E.J. Fleming õ 8 Read (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming Interesting material but the sourcing was not great It read like the author found some ancient prop man in a nursing home and asked h

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    (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming Suggested tag lines for this book abortions than stars in the heavens Or a suicide on every cornerUltimately extremely depressing but very interesting once you're out of the first chapter or so

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    Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF õ E.J. Fleming (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming Some Hollywood scandal books go to a certain level there's the extreme gonzo Kenneth Anger angle all the photos in their gory 1950s Confidential cover shots Jayne Mansfield's dead dog by her corpse or Marie Prevost's dog nibbled corpse etc offset by hyperbole lies and gossip; there's what I deem the wishful thinking fanfiction of Scotty Bowers and Darwin Porter fiction stripping down and pretending it's nonf

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    (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming Where to begin This could have been a truly great read except for the editing or lack thereof Full of fascinating facts about the early years o

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    (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF õ E.J. Fleming E.J. Fleming õ 8 Read The best I can say for this book is that it's a lively and entertaining read But it's fiction Or worse at least part of it is fiction and since you can't tell the nonfiction part from the fiction part it might as well all be fiction The topics that I already knew a great deal about the Roscoe Arbuckle scandal and the murder of William Desmond Taylor were riddled with total falsehoodsThe book tries to convince you it's on the le

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    (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming The focus of the book is sort of the scandals of the 1930s homosexuality adultery bigamy abortion drugs and occasionally murder and Mannix and Strickling the MGM execs who covered it all up by any means necessary Pay off the DA or the papers? No problem Turn a murder into a suicide or blame Clark Gable's hit and run on someone else? A littl

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    (The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine) PDF DOWNLOAD Ë E.J. Fleming Free read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF õ E.J. Fleming Summary The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine I rarely write reviews but I felt I had to about this one If you love old Hollywood and think it’s all glamour and wonder do not read this book I honestly feel like someone just told me Santa wasn’t real which of course he is Although the author did a lot of research it is so badly organized that it is a frustrating

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Summary The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine

The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine Summary á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF And kept their secrets They were the Fixers At a time when image meant everything and the stars were worth millions to the studios that owned them Mannix and Strickling were the most important men at MGM Through a complex web of contacts in every arena from reporters and doctors to corrupt police and district attorneys they covered up some of the most notorious crimes and scandals in Hollywood history keeping stars out of jail and importantly their names out. Interesting material but the sourcing was not great It read like the author found some ancient prop man in a nursing home and asked him for every bizarre unsubstantiated rumor he ever heard about MGM Also the book was broken into huge chapters arranged by decade and within each chapter jumped around from scandal to scandal star to star seemingly at random If you like tabloid style history you ll enjoy this book

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The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine Summary á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Of the papers They handled problems as diverse as the murder of Paul Bern husband of MGM's biggest star Jean Harlow the studio directed drug addictions of Judy Garland the murder of Ted Healy creator of The Three Stooges at the hands of Wallace Beery and arranging for an unmarried Loretta Young to adopt her own child a child fathered by a married Clark Gable Through exhaustive research and interviews with contemporaries this is the never before told story o. The best I can say for this book is that it s a lively and entertaining read But it s fiction Or worse at least part of it is fiction and since you can t tell the nonfiction part from the fiction part it might as well all be fiction The topics that I already knew a great deal about the Roscoe Arbuckle scandal and the murder of William Desmond Taylor were riddled with total falsehoodsThe book tries to convince you it s on the level by having extensive footnotes However the books in the footnotes are themselves unreliable such as the biography of Louis B Mayer by Charles Higham In other words as long as somebody somewhere printed a false but sufficiently lurid story this book retails it as fact Not to mention that many anecdotes lack any footnotes at allIt s ridiculously repetitive Facts or anecdotes are repeated in a later chapter in the same chapter and sometimes even within a few pages And don t get me started on the messed up spelling and grammar The proofreading is so bad that Norma Talmadge turns into her sister Natalie Talmadge in a single paragraph The Luger that killed George Reeves is repeatedly misspelled LugarFinally some of the stories such as about Carole Landis have no connection to Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling or MGM they re just there because they feature sex andor violence

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The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine Summary á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling are virtually unknown outside of Hollywood and little remembered even there but as General Manager and Head of Publicity for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios they lorded over all the stars in Hollywood's golden age from the 1920s through the 1940s including legends like Garbo Dietrich Gable and Garland When MGM stars found themselves in trouble it was Eddie and Howard who took care of them solved their problems hid their crimes. At first it was interesting but then it just stretched out in a long line of affairs abortions and alcoholics I got burned out I kept putting it down and then going back to it weeks later At first it felt like a historical fiction about Hollywood and I liked it Then it was like reading a sad biography and felt so tragic Later it felt like I had picked up a true crime book because it was so sensationalized In the end it was like browsing the National Enuirer at the checkout I didn t feel so deeply for those poor little rich folks And it ruined my vision of some of my favorite golden Hollywood actors Some of the actors were definitely used and abused by the studios but some just didn t know when to leave well enough alone if you like big name dropping scandals conspiracies and the golden age of Hollywood then you might like it

  • Paperback
  • 315
  • The Fixers Eddie Mannix Howard Strickling and the MGM Publicity Machine
  • E.J. Fleming
  • English
  • 04 November 2018
  • 9780786420278