Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (and Sex)
Published by Weinstein Books
In 1967, Peter Bart, then a young reporter for the New York Times, decided to upend his life and enter the dizzying world of motion pictures. Infamous Players is the story of Bart's remarkable journey at Paramount, his role in its triumphs and failures, and how a new kind of filmmaking emerged during that time.
When Bart was lured to Paramount by his friend and fellow newcomer, the legendary Robert Evans, the studio languished, its slate riddled with movies that were out of touch with the dynamic sixties. By the time Bart left Paramount, in 1975, the studio had completed an extraordinary run with such films as The Godfather, Rosemary's Baby, Harold and Maude, Love Story, Chinatown, Paper Moon, and True Grit. But this new golden era at Paramount was also fraught with chaos and company turmoil. Drugs, sex, runaway budgets, management infighting, and even the Mafia started finding their way onto the Paramount back lot.
Bart reflects on the New Hollywood era at Paramount with insider
details and insightful analysis; here too are his fascinating
recollections of the icons from that era: Warren Beatty, Steve
McQueen, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Marlon
Brando, Al Pacino, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, and Frank
Sinatra, among others.
pub date: 2012-05-01 | Paperback | 9781602861664