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Take Two: A Life in Movies and Politics
by Philip Dunne
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 who would give Hollywood a voice. Unlike most of the others, Dunne had left behind a privileged background of boarding school, ...more
Paperback, 405 pages
Published December 31st 1992 by Limelight Editions
(first published April 1992)
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A highly engaging autobiography by screenwriter and political activist Philip Dunne. Dunne provides colorful accounts of offending P.J. Woodehouse, being called on the carpet by studio mogul Darryl Zanuck, and sharing fish stories with Hemingway. It also covers Dunne's part in the fight against the Hollywood Blacklist and his political activities and offers a closer look at Dunne's film work, including two of my favorites—"How Green Was My Valley" and "the Ghost and Mrs. Muir." Highly ...more