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Title: Fade out - the Calamitous Final Days of Mgm
Description: London, Simon and Schuster. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0671710605). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is price clipped. First UK edition. It took Kirk Kerkorian nearly 20 years to wheel and deal to the point wher all that remained of MGM was the faint meow of Leo the Lion. But the descent of that once regal movie powerhouse was occasioned by no small amount of glamour, humour and greed. In the book we are treated to the big picture of a world-class studio over the past 20 years: a time of mergers and junk bond offerings, corporate musical chairs (with Kerkorian the only constant), the selling off of the film library (twice) and the company back lot. Even the historic sets and wardrobes for many of the MGM classics went on the block. Meanwhile MGM produced a succssion of movies: some of them successful, some sleazy, too many of them flops. This is not only a bizarre drama of colourful characters propelled across an Alice-in-Wonderland landscape littered with dashed hopes and bitter betrayals, but also a powerful story of corporate demolition in the 1980's. 5. Fine/Very Good.

Keywords: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Mgm, Kirk Kerkorian, Frank Yablan, Alan Ladd Jr, Jerry Weintraub, Billy Wilder 0671710605

Price: GBP 8.00 = appr. US$ 11.42 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 008056

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