Korda both roasts and toasts most of these notables, embroidering tales of their not always endearing eccentricities and at the same time applauding their talents. Korda's next few films were disappointments as his career lost its momentum: 1928 , 1928 both with Dove, and 1929 with wife Maria Korda. A lot of things surprised me here. It is a valid point, but he then goes on to complain: on the rare occasions when they do review such books, they judge them by the literary standards of the esoteric books that nobody reads except critics. We're not familiar with these standards for esoteric books -- but we note that Harold Robbins' experimental novel with the changing names might actually have fared better from reviewers used to avant-garde literary fiction than those that take popular fiction seriously.
It is an entertaining book, and along the way does give a lot of insight into the horrific state of American publishing. Korda had a big success with 1938 , directed by Zoltan and starring Sabu. Born in , where he began his career, he worked briefly in the Austrian and German film industries during the era of , before being based in from 1926 to 1930 for the first of his two brief periods there the other was during. Korda's reluctance to make the film led to his conflict with studio bosses, which brought to an end his first period in Hollywood. Still, he is far from unerring in his judgements. Michael Korda left the family business films - one of his uncles was married to Merle Oberon and became first, an editor for Simon and Schuster and while doing that, eventually became a successful author but published by Random House.
If you work in publishing, don't miss Another Life. He produced 1938 , 1938 , 1939 and 1938. Korda describes one early failure: A pioneering student of animal psychology persuaded me to buy a book he proposed to write about his attempt to make wolves in Alaska bring up his infant son as one of their pack. Parts of this book that have appeared in The New Yorker over the years have brought Korda great acclaim—the chapter about Jacqueline Susann has been made into a major motion picture. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list. Korda is good with characters, and the world he describes was filled with them.
Bonnie Prince Charlie was a fiasco. Like, it appears that book publishing has changed extremely little over the past fifty years. Korda made a film with , 1914. I'm a little surprised, though, at at least one error that got by Korda and his fact-checker: He refers to A Stone For Danny Fisher as Harold Robbins's first novel, when it was actually his third. The film was his most satisfying work in the United States and provided the template for his later success in Britain. We regularly check this is a fully automatic process the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you.
He helped finance 1952 , 1952 , 1952 , 1952 , 1952 , 1953 , 1953 , 1953 , and 1953. His first, long-troubled marriage crops up a few times, he gets cancer: things like this are mentioned basically only as asides. About Another Life In his remarkable memoir, at once frank, audacious, canny, and revealing, Michael Korda, the author of Charmed Lives and Queenie, does for the world of books what Moss Hart did for the theater in Act One, and succeeds triumphantly in making publishing seem as exciting and as full of great characters as the stage. Around 1960, when he started there, it was still a fairly traditional old-style publisher, not yet conglomerate owned. Another Life is not just an adventure--the engaging and often hilarious story of a young man making his career--but the insider's story of how a cottage industry metamorphosed into a big business, with sometimes alarming results for all concerned.
He also directed 1915 , 1915 and 1915. The rest of the world can have the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus. Electronic versions of the books were found automatically and may be incorrect wrong. I wouldn't call it a gossipy, but charmingly anecdotal, fascinating read about many of the intriguing people he has edited in his career: Jackie Susann, Nixon, Reagan, Tennessee Williams, Graham Greene, Will and Ariel Durrant, with one or two mob bosses thrown into the mix. He notes also: Most of the really big mistakes in book publishing come from ignoring the importance of words in favor of numbers or personalities.
Charmed Lives: A Family Romance. . In his remarkable new memoir, at once frank, audacious, canny, and revealing, Michael Korda, the author of Charmed Lives and Queenie, does for the world of books what Moss Hart did for the theater in Act One, and succeeds triumphantly in making publishing seem as exciting and as full of great characters as the stage. Must-reading for anyone in the publishing and bookselling business, especially younger people who have no idea of what the business was like before most of the publishers became part of conglomerates and the chain stores and then the internet began dominating book sales. And here as well is a rich cast of major publishing figures, beginning with the marvelously peculiar M. His prodigious memory of events, his love of the eccentric and his pure glee about being alive are so engaging that it's impossible not to like this book.
Korda writes with grace, humor, and a shrewd eye, not only about himself and his rise from a lowly but not humble assistant editor reading the slush pile of manuscripts to a famous editor in chief of a major publishing house, but also about the celebrities and writers with whom he worked over four decades. He supervised 1942 , a live action version of the story, directed by Zoltán Korda. Korda shares with many memoirists the disingenuous belief that his story remains that of a fundamentally nice guy -- a belief not always borne out by evidence. Perelman, Fannie Hurst, Larry McMurtry, and many, many more. But he not only represented the authors—he got to know them. You don't have to be in the publishing business--or even a New Yorker--to appreciate this witty memoir.
The latter two, though still , had and music added to their soundtracks as part of Hollywood's transitional phase of technology following the success of the first 1927. He travels across America and Europe to satisfy them. What fun, and what a relief, to journey through the anecdotes in this book and to find that, though there was probably ample opportunity --- how could there not be --- to speak very frankly another term for Very Cruelly , of people and situations as they were, there is no meanspiritedness. The behaviour and personalities of many of the people he met, including movie stars Joan Crawford e. He returned to Britain in 1943 as production chief of , with a £35 million, 10-year programme.