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Eighty odd years in Hollywood : memoir of a career in film and television
Lucas, John Meredyth, 1919-2002.
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2004.
Physical Description:
vi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
A Hollywood family -- Cast of characters -- Home, school, and earthshaking events -- Life with stepfather -- Resisting education and other pursuits -- Coming up for air -- Hungarian goulash -- Off camera -- In the wings -- Takeoffs and landings -- New directions -- Test patterns -- Foreign accents -- Finding focus -- Gains and losses -- Letters of transit -- Fade out, fade in -- New horizons -- Full circle.
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PN1992.4.L75 A3 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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John Meredyth Lucas, son of silent screen star and screenwriter Bess Meredyth ( Ben-Hur, The Sea Beast, When a Man Loves, Don Juan ) and stepson of renowned Hungarian-born director Michael Curtiz ( Casablanca, Mildred Pierce, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Life with Father ), came of age in Hollywood during the 1930s. Lucas went on to an impressive career of his own as a writer-producer-director. He made films with Hal Wallis, Ross Hunter, Walt Disney, and others, and he wrote, produced, and directed such classic television series as Mannix, The Fugitive and Star Trek. Completed shortly before his death in 2002, Lucas' memoir is filled with never-before-told recollections of many Hollywood greats and features previously unpublished photographs. With Lucas, we go behind the scenes, onto the studio lots and into the parties with family friends John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn and Jack Warner, to name just a few. It's a boy's-eye-view of Hollywood in a time of glamour, decadence, and the golden years of filmmaking.

Author Notes

The late John Meredyth Lucas was a writer, producer and director whose Hollywood career spanned eight decades.