RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 226038113 LA English T1 Hollywood dreams made real : Irving Thalberg and the rise of M-G-M A1 Vieira, Mark A.,, PB Abrams PP New York YR 2008 SN 9780810972346 0810972344 AB "In this fascinating volume, acclaimed film historian Mark A. Vieira interweaves the previously unpublished recollections of Irving Thalberg's wife, Norma Shearer, and those of other M-G-M veterans with newly discovered transcripts of interviews and data from previously unseen production records. Most of the more than 250 photographs have never before been reproduced." "Included are accounts of the young producer's rise to prominence in the company of colleagues who later conspired against him; anecdotes of Crawford's jealousy of Shearer, whom she felt, rightly, received preferential treatment; and evocative stories of the making of numerous Thalberg films, from the brilliant all-star vehicle Grand Hotel to the bizarre horror film Freaks, which literally sickened viewers. The result is both a portrait of a Hollywood pioneer and an enchanting tour of the magical world he created."--Jacket.