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Bringing Up Oscar : The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded The Academy - Debra Ann Pawlak

Bringing Up Oscar

The Story of the Men and Women Who Founded The Academy

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The founders of the now infamous Academy were a motley crew as individuals, but when they first converged in Hollywood, then just a small town with dirt roads, sparks flew and fueled a common dream: to bring artistic validity to their beloved new medium.

Who were these movers and shakers who would change movies forever? And what about Oscar, their famous son? He is fast approaching his hundredth birthday and is still the undisputed king of Hollywood. Yet with such dynamic parents, what else could we expect?

"Pawlak is able to re-create the peculiar form of community that existed among a group of otherwise vicious competitors." -- Bill Ott - Booklist "Pawlak traces the lives of the key figures in the cinema community who launched the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927. By skillfully weaving such highlights of Hollywood history throughout this Tinseltown tapestry, Pawlak succeeds in recreating that colorful era." -- Publishers Weekly "Bringing Up Oscar sets itself the interesting task of telling the back stories of the men and women who founded the Academy." -- Wall Street Journal

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
You Oughta Be in Pictures!p. 1
The Flickersp. 3
Welcome to Hollywood!p. 14
Team Biographp. 27
The Scribesp. 39
The Silent Typesp. 52
The Idolsp. 64
Calling the Shotsp. 75
How Did They Do That?p. 91
Head of the Housep. 103
The Guardiansp. 121
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet!p. 133
On Top of the Mountainp. 135
Lions and Tigers and Brothers, Oh My!p. 148
The Lunaticsp. 160
In The Zoop. 173
The Rest of 'Emp. 187
The Gang's All Herep. 200
Let's Go On With the Show!p. 218
Baby, Take a Bow!p. 225
Scholars, Tough Guys and Bishopsp. 227
Three Men and a Ladyp. 243
Mad Hatters, Macho Men and Mexican Divorcesp. 256
Businessmen, Artists and Mediatorsp. 270
Mogul to Mogulp. 281
Ancient Slaves, Bad Facelifts and Broken Towel Barsp. 297
Pretzels, Lawyers and Potentatesp. 315
Last Founders Standingp. 330
That's a Wrap!p. 347
Sourcesp. 349
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ISBN: 9781605982748
ISBN-10: 1605982741
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 12th January 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.48  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1