Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (and Sex)
by Peter Bart
"Maybe it's because I came of age with the great movies that Peter
Bart brought to the screen, but I couldn't put this book down. I
thought I knew a thing or two about Hollywood, and that's exactly
how much I did know. Herewith, the rest."
"A fast, funny, no-nonsense, and graphic account of Paramount's
most dizzyingly high times. [Bart] may have been a studio
executive, but he started out reporting. He's a sharp-eyed
"Readers are fortunate to have such a well-placed guide. He is
not only an insightful journalist but an insider: He immersed
himself in Hollywood's curious culture of that era."
"Perhaps the only truthful account of moviemaking in the sixties,
and it is so frank and full of detail and history-as-gossip, I
just couldn't resist it."
"Hollywood made some great movies during this whacky period of
time. Bart manages to capture it all with his droll sense of
humor. I found it thoroughly enjoyable."