Action! Action! Action! Robert Cort

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Action! Action! Action!  by  Robert Cort

Action! Action! Action! by Robert Cort
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What do you do when your oldest friend, Steve McQueen, pulls out his Smith & Wesson and blows your defenseless dining-room chair to smithereens? Or when your hottest client, sex goddess Romy Schneider, demands you leave your wife for her? ThoseMoreWhat do you do when your oldest friend, Steve McQueen, pulls out his Smith & Wesson and blows your defenseless dining-room chair to smithereens? Or when your hottest client, sex goddess Romy Schneider, demands you leave your wife for her?

Those are just a couple of the dilemmas faced by AJ Jastrow, the fictional protagonist of Action , Robert Corts page-turning saga abouta legendary Hollywood family.When we first meet AJ in 1948, a few weeks shy of his thirteenth birthday, he ranks as minor Hollywood royalty-Dad is the movie industrys mostprominent attorney, Mom is a retired actress whose uncle is Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount.

But this year will prove to be the end of the movie industrys Golden Age and the beginning of exile for the Jastrowfamily.When AJ returns to Tinseltown after a decades absence, he realizes that fulfilling his fathers legacy of creating a movie empire will prove a lifes work.

Alongthe way, AJs soldiers-in-arms include the Machiavellian producer Ray Stark, who teaches him how to win at Monopoly and studio politics- Wall Street genius Charlie Bluhdorn, who coaxes AJ to fly under the radaron a secret mission- AJs wife, Stephanie, who reminds him that a conscience isnt a luxury- and his daughter and proteeacute-gee, Jessica, who refuses to leave his side despite irresistibletemptation.His enemies are formidable: studio president Paul Herzog, who seeks to destroy the son as he did the father- the wily agent Mike Ovitz, who intuits the weaknesses of any rival- AJsmother, Hollywoods wealthiest woman, who cannot abide disloyalty- and AJs son, Ricky, an actor of uncommon ability, who holds a devastating grudge against his dad.By blending andtransforming fact into fiction, by introducing real characters to fictional ones, Robert Cort gives the reader an inside account of Hollywoods path (and drift) from the end of World War II to the present.

Andutilizing his insiders knowledge, gained as one of the towns premier producers, he provides an intimate chronicle of how movies are really made, how producers work, and how the industry has evolved, often at the cost of its collective soul. Provocative and vastly entertaining, Action is popular fiction at its best, a story that is both enlightening and great fun to read.

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