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They sent chills down your spine with Dracula; made you laugh with Abbot & Costello and cry with ET; and nearly scared you to death with The Birds, Jaws, and Jurassic Park. Universal Studios' phenomenal success didn't come easily, and theirs is a tale worthy of a movie itself. Founded in 1912 by the legendary Carl Laemmle, Universal struggled hard in the early days to
Hardcover, 399 pages
Published November 22nd 1987 by Crescent (first published 1983)
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Like "The Paramount Story", a beautifully presented book with
every movie made by Universal given a write up, photo or at a
least a mention. Universal Studio was a real family affair
and nepotism was rife (Laemmle Jnr's efforts to make a star
of his "muse" Sidney Fox (a petite little actress) with lots
of encouragement from dad, was one of the studio's big mistakes
as well as their "brush off" of starlet Bette Davis - she and
Fox made their debut in "The Bad Sister" but Fox was given the
flashier title
Wonderful history of the Universal studio and its many changes of management and owners.
Great resource for any film buff.
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