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Take Two: A Life in Movies and Politics Philip Dunne

Take Two: A Life in Movies and Politics

Philip Dunne

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ISBN : 9780879101572
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405 pages
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Philip Dunne arrived in Hollywood in 1930, the depth of the Depression--not the best season for job hunting. There was, however, a promising aspect in his timing. The silent era was ending. The young men and women of his generation were the ones whoMorePhilip Dunne arrived in Hollywood in 1930, the depth of the Depression--not the best season for job hunting. There was, however, a promising aspect in his timing. The silent era was ending. The young men and women of his generation were the ones who would give Hollywood a voice. Unlike most of the others, Dunne had left behind a privileged background of boarding school, Harvard and Southampton summers.His first job was as a reader at the old Fox studio on Western Avenue. Though he and Fox soon parted, he returned a few years later through the front door and spent his entire long career at the company that became 20th Century-Fox, writing or co-writing a long list of classic films of Hollywoods golden age, including Suez, Stanley and Livingston, How Green Was My Valley, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and many others. His career was a part of the Hollywood that shaped America and gave it its memory. Take Two, an updated edition of Dunnes 1980 memoir, is a rich account of a Hollywood that is now gone, vanished forever, as well as the story of one American liberal in his battles with the windmills of war and peace over the last 60 years.