Harry Cohn left no writings, made no speeches, rarely submitted to interviews and abhorred personal publicity. Despite all of those facts, the notoriously rough and tough studio chieftain is brilliantly rendered in what may be Thomas's finest work. King Cohn details the mogul's rise as a New York City song-plugger to a Poverty Row impresario, to his reign as one of the most powerful men in Hollywood during the studio golden era. Updated and revised in 2003 with forward written and read by Peter Bart, former editor in Chief, Daily Variety.
For nearly seven decades writing for the AP, Bob Thomas, the gentlemanly, soft-spoken reporter with the wry sense of humor, enjoyed access to the stars that modern journalists rarely attain. Thomas possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of the industry as well as a filing system at his home that rivaled that of any news bureau. At the time of his death in 2014, he had penned nearly three dozen biographies and was considered the last link to the golden age of motion pictures. ©1968, 1990, 2003 Bob Thomas (P)2003, 2014 New Millennium Entertainment, Phoenix Books
John Landis superbly narrates Bob Thomas' insightful biography of a notoriously gruff and tough studio head ...King Cohn is a flawlessly produced audiobook." - Midwest Book Review
I was hoping for a nuanced biography of the tyrannical mogul. Instead, I got a series of anecdotes with descriptions of successful Columbia movies thrown in. A lot of important details were skipped in order to paint a favorable picture.
I loved it. A friend recommended it. I love old movies and I'm a fan of celebrities and there bio's this book was entertaining with out being trashy. I even listened to it twice.thanks I plan to get more from this author too.
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