- 319 Pages
- Released: May 25, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
Description by OLDIES.com:
John Meredyth Lucas, son of silent screen star and screenwriter Bess Meredyth (Ben-Hur
, The Sea Beast
, When a Man Loves
, Don Juan
) and stepson of renowned Hungarian-born director Michael Curtiz (Casablanca
, Mildred Pierce
, Yankee Doodle Dandy
, Life with Father
), came of age in Hollywood during the 1930s. Lucas went on to an impressive career of his own as a writer-producer-director. He made films with Hal Wallis, Ross Hunter, Walt Disney, and others, and he wrote, produced, and directed such classic television series as "Mannix," "The Fugitive" and "Star Trek."
Completed shortly before his death in 2002, Lucas' memoir is filled with never-before-told recollections of many Hollywood greats and features previously unpublished photographs. With Lucas, we go behind the scenes, onto the studio lots and into the parties with family friends John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn and Jack Warner, to name just a few. It's a boy's-eye-view of Hollywood in a time of glamour, decadence, and the golden years of filmmaking.