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By Bernard F. Dick

From Double Indemnity to The Godfather, the tales at the back of a number of the maximum movies ever made light beside the tale of the studio that made them. within the golden age of Hollywood, Paramount used to be one of many sizeable 5 studios. Gulf + Western's 1966 takeover of the studio signaled the top of 1 period and heralded the coming of a brand new means of doing company in Hollywood. Bernard Dick reconstructs the conflict that culminated reduce the studio to a trifling company commodity. He then strains Paramount's devolution from free-standing studio to subsidiary―first of Gulf + Western, then Paramount Communications, and at present Viacom-CBS.

Dick portrays the hot Paramount as a paradigm of cutting-edge Hollywood, the place the sole paintings is the artwork of the deal. Former promotion executives locate themselves in control of construction, at the assumption that any one who can promote a film could make one. CEOs go out in shame from one studio simply to emerge in triumph at one other. company raiders vie for strength and keep an eye on during the trading of movie libraries, studio estate, tv stations, publication publishers, and extra. The background of Paramount is full of larger-than-life humans, together with Billy Wilder, Adolph Zukor, Sumner Redstone, Sherry Lansing, Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and more.

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