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by Garson kanin

  • ISBN: 0671248227
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  • Author: Garson kanin
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st printing edition (November 19, 1979)
  • Pages: 446 pages
  • FB2 size: 1588 kb
  • EPUB size: 1625 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 772
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 - March 13, 1999) was a prolific American writer and director of plays and films.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Moviola details his remembrances of the early days of Hollywood.

Have always enjoyed Garson Kanin‘ setting. Films,plays, and books. Moviola is a story about a movie mogul who immigrated and started a shop which he soon turned into a small Nickelodeon, and that developed into a full-fledged studio. The story is told in flashback when a young man comes to Ben in hopes of purchasing the studio and Ben remembers his glorious time there. He was there for all the important events a la Forrest Gump, from the Fatty Arbuckle scandal to the dawning of Chaplin's Little Tramp, the love affair between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, the frenzy of casting for Gone With the Wind, and the discovery of Marilyn Monroe.

Garson Kanin used an accumulated lifetime of Hollywood memories and experiences to create this very entertaining, if. .Kanin plays games with the narrative structure.

Garson Kanin used an accumulated lifetime of Hollywood memories and experiences to create this very entertaining, if highly improable, novel. Ben Farber is an eminent Hollywood mogul, on the level of Warner and Goldwyn, who, at age 92. has seemingly lost none of his zest for the movie business. Sometimes Farber's our narrator, other times it is the agent, still others it is an omniscent third person narrator. But that's all right. Kanin obviously wasn't writing to win a Nobel Prize or the close scrutiny of literary deconstructuralists. He was writing to entertain.

Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 – March 13, 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films. Garson Kanin began his show business career as a jazz musician, burlesque comedian, and actor. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and made his Broadway debut in Little Ol' Boy (1933). In 1935, Kanin was cast in a George Abbott play and soon became Abbott's assistant.

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Garson Kanin's Moviola. by. Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999. Motion picture industry. New York : Pocket Books.

by. Kanin, Garson, 1912-. urn:acs6:moviola00kani 0:pdf:082-cfd535a8bbbb urn:acs6:moviola00kani 0:epub:0de-254764c8c437. Brown University Library. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Published 1979 by Pocket Books in New York. Fiction from coast12. Are you sure you want to remove Garson Kanin's Moviola. from your list? Garson Kanin's Moviola.

Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912 - March 13, 1999) was a prolific American writer and director of plays and films. Hurray for Hollywood. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. This book laid on the shelves in my Mother's house for years. It sometimes lived in the bathroom, sometimes her bedroom, but most often in the hallway bookshelf. It looked well loved and one day before a trip I picked it up on a whim. Please select Production or behind the scenes photos Concept artwork Cover CD/DVD/Media scans Screen capture/Screenshot. Please read image rules before posting.

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Reviews about Moviola (7):
Shaktiktilar
Loved it. Reads almost as short stories with overlying plot and a view of the movie industry from the start. Facinating. Buying more my this aughot.
Goodman
Great novel wriiten by brilliant Hollywood writer, director, producer Garson Kanin (who was married to the brilliant Ruth Gordon).
FEISKO
If you like the history of Hollywood, you'll enjoy this book.
GawelleN
An interesting novel about early Hollywood that incorporates alot of history.
Jake
Enjoying the book it was a good thing to find it the writer was a Hollywood legend and had much info to impart
one life
This book is as good as it was when it came out. It captures the essence of Hollywood. EPO
Katishi
Moviola is a story about a movie mogul who immigrated and started a shop which he soon turned into a small Nickelodeon, and that developed into a full-fledged studio. The story is told in flashback when a young man comes to Ben in hopes of purchasing the studio and Ben remembers his glorious time there. He was there for all the important events a la Forrest Gump, from the Fatty Arbuckle scandal to the dawning of Chaplin's Little Tramp, the love affair between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, the frenzy of casting for Gone With the Wind, and the discovery of Marilyn Monroe.

There are some glaring factual errors here, such as the sequence that describes Jean Harlow as being a candidate to be cast in Gone With the Wind. Well, Mr. Kanin, I beg to differ because Harlow died in 1937 when the book was first published. In fact there are photos of her just before she died holding the novel. Also, the section on Marilyn Monroe blatantly depicts she loved Johnny Hyde and told him so several times. This is a huge error. Anyone who has ever read a book on Monroe will tell you that although Hyde proposed marriage, Marilyn turned him down because she did not love him, and in doing so turned down wealth and influence.

The problem with this book is that although these stories are entertaining, the truth is even more so. There isn't enough fiction woven into the facts to make this book more worthwhile than a good biography.
Looking back, I'm truly uncertain as to how this marvelous book found its way into my collection. True, I've been reading and collecting books on theatre, film, etc., for many years. Still, despite owning it for quite awhile, I'd somehow never gotten around to reading it. (Perhaps I was daunted by its 440-plus pages?) Well, I'm currently about halfway through and can already safely say: this book is one helluva good read! True, too: such a volume does require a certain commitment...but I love having a good book waiting for me at night. Here's a hint at its sheer greatness: a few nights back, thoroughly enjoying a movie on DVD with a good friend, Garson Kanin's "Moviola" nonetheless kept flitting through my mind. As if saying, "hey, come on home; I'm here, read me," it teased and offered itself...until I did ultimately get home, and (still kicking my shoes off) did find my place and continue reading. Garson Kanin is a marvelous writer. Ever read his "Tracy & Hepburn?" If not, please consider it. He was there, and relates with much affectionate fascination the events that had unfolded. "Moviola," however, is a work of fiction...or is it? True, it is categorized as such, but his delicious taste for intimate detail gives the book that you-were-there sort of sensibility that would even have had "84 Charing Cross Road" author Helene Hanff (who read only non-fiction) taking a whack at it. How much of "Moviola" is Kanin-invented? I, for one, don't care. It's a great book. My advice is simple: it's out there, and inexpensively so -- buy a copy today!

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