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Goldwyn: A Biography of the Man Behind the Myth by Arthur Marx

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“Goldwyn: A Biography” is a biography written by Arthur Marx, published in 1976. The book provides a detailed account of the life and career of Samuel Goldwyn, one of the pioneering figures in the American film industry.

Samuel Goldwyn, born Schmuel Gelbfisz in Poland, immigrated to the United States and became a prominent film producer and studio executive. He co-founded several major film studios, including Goldwyn Pictures, which later merged to form Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

In “Goldwyn: A Biography,” Arthur Marx offers insights into Goldwyn’s early life, his rise to success in Hollywood, and his contributions to the film industry. The biography explores Goldwyn’s business acumen, his relationships with actors and directors, and his role in shaping the American film landscape during the golden age of Hollywood.

The book also delves into Goldwyn’s personal life, including his family, friendships, and controversies. Marx provides a balanced portrait of Goldwyn, capturing both his accomplishments and his flaws as a Hollywood mogul.

“Goldwyn: A Biography” is praised for its thorough research, engaging storytelling, and comprehensive examination of Samuel Goldwyn’s life and legacy. It remains a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of Hollywood and the individuals who shaped the film industry during its formative years.


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