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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (126 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. Scott Berg Narrator: Roddy McDowall Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this adventure, which would have played well in one of his own films, Schmuel Goldfisz left the Warsaw ghetto in 1895. He walked 300 miles to the Oder River, where he paid someone to row him across, smuggling him out of the Russian empire into Germany, past border patrols to another long walk to Hamburg. The gleam in his eye was America, a far-away country, a vision of paradise.

Schmuel Goldfisz became Samuel Goldwyn, one of the producers who created the Hollywood film industry. His pictures, notably Stella Dallas, Wuthering Heights, and The Best Years of Our Lives, were famous for the Goldwyn Touch. And Goldwyn himself was one of the most colorful of the vivid personalities of his time. The Saturday Evening Post called him the central figure of the great comic legend. Americans still indulge in Goldwynisms when they order somebody to include me out or stop biting the hand of the goose that laid the golden eggs. Goldwyn's son calls this book the biography my father would have wanted -- a very special look at Hollywood and one of its leading figures. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael Harris | 8/24/2013

    " After reading his biography of Katherine Hepburn, I picked up this biography at the Friends of the Silver Spring Library. Well written and a very interesting story of the early days of Hollywood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Concon | 7/8/2013

    " In my top ten. Great, great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Natalie | 3/6/2013

    " Well researched and surprisingly amusing. Samuel Goldwyn proves to be an entertaining subject. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Caroline | 5/8/2012

    " I love old Hollywood, but not this plodding tome. In the end, I have little idea as to who Goldwyn really was. "

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