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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 scrutinized 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Frontispiece, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. 1. Two Persons in One God
  2. pp. 6-15
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  1. 2. From Yorkville to Broadway
  2. pp. 16-28
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  1. 3. From Broadway to Hollywood
  2. pp. 29-57
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  1. 4. The Patriarch
  2. pp. 58-70
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  1. 5. The Boss
  2. pp. 71-88
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  1. 6. CapraCohn
  2. pp. 89-118
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  1. 7. Harry's Three P's
  2. pp. 119-143
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  1. 8. Harry and the Production Code
  2. pp. 144-156
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  1. 9. Harry's Hierarchy
  2. pp. 157-180
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  1. 10. Death and Transfiguration
  2. pp. 181-192
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  1. Appendix A. Eulogy for Harry Cohn, by Clifford Odets
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. Appendix B. The Columbia Empire on the Eve of Harry Cohn's Death
  2. pp. 195-198
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 199-207
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 208-211
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 212-218
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  1. Illustrations
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813147536
Print ISBN
9780813118413
MARC Record
OCLC
624383194
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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