Movie Dynasty Princesses

Movie Dynasty Princesses❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Movie Dynasty Princesses Author Jennifer K. Lafferty – The fascinating lives of celebrated Broadway producer Irene Mayer Selznick A Streetcar Named Desire; The Chalk Garden and leading socialite Edith Mayer Goetz are explored in this revealing double bio The fascinating lives of celebrated Broadway producer Irene Mayer Selznick A Streetcar Named Desire; The Chalk Garden and leading socialite Edith Mayer Movie Dynasty ePUB ✓ Goetz are explored in this revealing double bio As the daughters of iconic MGM mogul Louis B Mayer they were Hollywood royalty Through their marriages to high profile film producers Irene to David O Selznick Gone with the Wind and Edith to future Universal mogul William Goetz the sisters each carved out her own distinctive niche in Hollywood while supporting and influencing their husbands' work Edie rose to prominence as ueen bee of movie industry society Irene left her husband and started a new life in New York where she embarked on an ambitious career as a theatrical producer not only succeeding with major hit plays but blazing a trail for women in the theater Set against the glamorous backdrop Hollywood's Golden Age and post war Broadway Movie Dynasty Princesses chronicles the exciting inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking journeys of these rivalrous sisters who strived to make their dreams come true. This book is riddled with inaccuracies and opinions dressed up as facts It is very clear the writer wanted to throw this text out into the marketplace for a uick buck No one from our family was contacted by the author I am one of two Mayer family historians the other being my cousin Daniel Mayer Selznick the only surviving son of Irene Mayer and who would be appalled at this book Of the two of us I am very easy to find and contact through my website TheFilmColonycom and my Twitter and Facebook accounts RealAliciaMayer A uick internet search using Louis B Mayer Edie Mayer Goetz Irene Mayer Selznick Daniel Mayer Selznick as search terms etc would've located me instantly This book should be pulled and the author should work with the living family members which is how legitimate non fiction is usually written I also note that the author Jennifer K Lafferty has provided her own 5 star review on this page which I would've thought was against the rules and certainly against the spirit of the goodreads community Some Hollywood biographies while in depth are very hard to read They are dense and can be convoluted trying to pack too much in too little space That is SO not the case with Movie Dynasty Princesses An easy read They various relationships are easy to follow and it's a fascinating look at two vastly different women who happened to be the daughters of Louis B Mayer uite enjoyable Of course I like it; I wrote it I hope everyone enjoys reading MDP as much as I enjoyed writing and researching it during the two years I worked on the project and that you will find the lives of these two amazing women as inspiring as I did I was lucky to have access to many great resources including insightful books magazine articles letters interviews and documentaries Please see the selected bibliography at the end of the book for further reading The lifetimes of some of Hollywood’s early 19th Century most prominent wealthy film theater producers owners the legionary actorsactresses The main focus is on Louis B Mayer Jewish ex husbandfather Metro Goldwyn MayerMGM mogul authoritarian “Lazar Meir” Dumier Ukrain Margaret Mayer ex wifemother nee Shenberg submissive MA sanatorium Lorena Danker widow Louis’ 2nd wife Suzanne 12 Lorena’s daughterstep Edith “Edie” Mayer Goetz “Edi la” Louis’ eldest daughtersister socialite survived influenza David O Selznick Irene’s ex husband film producer gambler former MGM asst story editor unfaithful Dr Room therapist Jennifer Jones Robert’s ex wifemother David’s GF Irene Mayer Selznick ex wife Louis’ youngest daughtersister Broadway producer Lewis Jeffrey “Jeff” Selznick sonbrother Danny Selznick sonbrother William “Bill” Goetz Universal International Pictures Inc mogulA must read for all 19th Century movie buff’s I did not receive any type of compensation for reading reviewing this book While I receive free books from publishers authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review Only an honest one A very awesome book cover great font writing style A very well written autobiography book It was very easy for me to readfollow from startfinish never a dull moment There were no grammartypo errors nor any repetitive or out of line seuence sentences Lots of exciting scenarios with several twiststurns a huge set of uniue characters to keep track of This could also make another great autobiography movie theatermusic PP presentation or better yet a mini TV series or even a documentary A E; History channel There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars Thank you for the free author; Goodreads; MakingConnections; Making Connections discussion group talk; Digital Services LLC; book Tony Parsons MSW Washburn VeryGood readings biography it told much about the family and daughters life down to the grandson and granddaughters and the great grand kids I gave the book 4stairs I received a free copy of the Kindle version of this book in return for an honest reviewI enjoyed this dual biography of the daughters of Louis B Mayer As the scions of one of the most legendary producers and studio heads in Hollywood's already stacked history both Irene and Edith Mayer had difficult obstacles to overcome in their lives The fact they did so creating identities and accomplishments in their own right is a testament to their drive and willpowerIt's clear that Jennifer Lafferty has a passion for the topic and the history of Hollywood; the book is packed with information and anecdotes and her writing is clear and direct It is an easy book to find yourself taking big chunks out of at each sitting But I wanted to love it much than I actually didThis is a good biography of two women with missed potential to be a great story about them and the worlds they lived in The book could use the hand of a strong editor both to proofread and to provide structure to the story I wanted those early days of the motion picture industry and the lifestyles of those who were a part of it to come alive to me and I don't feel it ever did It feels like a book report full of information but lacking any sort of emotional heft I would have loved to spend time on the relationship between these women the legends that they must have interacted with and the challenges they faced as daughters of one of the most powerful men in HollywoodThis is a perfectly pleasant book in its own right But if I could speak to the author I would suggest she pull it Find the relatives of the Mayers Goetz's and Selznick's interview them exhaustively and pitch this biography to the major publishing houses It has the potential to be one of the seminal biographies about women and early Hollywood What could have been a good book just isn'tThis is a book with no footnotes note ends and no references This author uoted from other books and maybe Google so nothing new or fresh She never contacted or spoke to a member of the Mayer Selznickor Goetz family Her favorite sentences seemed to be We will never know for sure but I have talked to a member of the Mayer family and she said they were upset at hg e inaccuracies and bel IU eve she should pull the book I agree