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An extraordinarily hard-hitting autobiography of John Bright, a screenplay writer who gained a major reputation with his first Hollywood script, Public Enemy, the classic gangster drama starring James Cagney. The book provides a vivid, often savage, commentary on Hollywood and the motion picture industry, with uncompromising portraits of Darryl F. Zanuck, Mae West, Errol Flynn, John Barrymore, B. P. Schulberg, Walter Wanger, John Howard Lawson, Elia Kazan, and countless others, including his writing partners, Kubec Glasmon and Robert Tasker. Bright writes of the Communist Party in Hollywood, the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, and the House Committee on Un-American ac.
About the Author
John Bright was a major figure in the history of American screenwriting. Among the major Hollywood films with which Bright was involved are Taxi (1932), The Crowd Roars (1932), If I Had A Million (1932), She Done Him Wrong (1933), Our Daily Bread (1934), Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), The Brave Bulls (1951), and Johnny Got His Gun (1971).