Who Killed Hollywood?: And Put the Tarnish on Tinseltown Audiobook, by Peter Bart Play Audiobook Sample

Who Killed Hollywood?: And Put the Tarnish on Tinseltown Audiobook

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Read By: Edward Lewis Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781483055190

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Longest Chapter Length:

169:52 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:33 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

71:24 minutes

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Publisher Description

In this passionate love-hate letter to the film industry, Peter Bart pulls together his best columns from Variety and GQ, outlining in detail the history and inner workings of Hollywood. In story after story, Bart shows how the major studios have diverted their energies away from production of the shrewdly crafted pictures that once made the industry powerful. There are only a handful of salable subjects in the movies today: natural disasters, aliens, dinosaurs, ghosts, monsters, or any combination thereof. All are subjects easily parlayed into theme-park environments, action figures, video games, and clothing lines. Even the once edgy independent producers like Miramax and New Line have been acquired by conglomerates. Who and what will resurrect Hollywood? Peter Bart has the answers.

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“Tongue-lashings the likes of which have never been heard before will make listeners laugh with glee as the power brokers and power elite of Hollywood get a kick in the rear…Narrator Edward Lewis’ voice is perfect for this production, being a cross between Tony Randall and the character of Jack from the television show Will & Grace. Great fun and highly recommended.”

— Library Journal 


  • “Bart knows the movie business inside out...a masterclass player of the box-office guessing game.”

    — Los Angeles Times
  • “This book combines juicy gossip with that rare thing, a moral backbone.”

    — Amazon.com, Editorial Review
  • “[Edward Lewis] is wry, he reads with a built-in sardonic smirk, and he has pretty good diction…Fans of show business will feast on the material. And they will have this feast delivered with aplomb by Edward Lewis.”

    — AudioFile

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About Peter Bart

Peter Bart was the editor of Variety from 1989 to 2009. He was a studio executive at Paramount, Lorimar, and MGM/UA and a journalist with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He has authored several books on the movie industry and now cohosts Shootouton AMC. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

About Edward Lewis

Edward Lewis (a.k.a. David Hilder) is a stage, film, and television actor. He has narrated unabridged audiobooks for over eighteen years and has recorded more than two hundred titles, spanning works of fiction and nonfiction.