Peter Bart on Hollywood
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Peter Bart, longtime editor-in-chief of Variety, tells about upending his life in 1967 to enter the dizzying world of movies as an executive at Paramount. When Bart left Paramount in 1975, the studio had completed a remarkable run with such films as "The Godfather," "Rosemary's Baby," "Harold and Maude," "Love Story," "Chinatown," "Paper Moon," and "True Grit." Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob, (and Sex) is about his role in the studio’s successes and failures, and how a new kind of filmmaking emerged.