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Reagan

The Hollywood Years

By Marc Eliot
Narrated by Marc Eliot / 14 hours 22 minutes

While his presidency has been rigorously examined, Ronald Reagan's early life as an actor and union leader has remained largely unexplored. In this highly entertaining and revealing new biography, acclaimed author and film historian Marc Eliot uncovers Reagan's unlikely and often frustrating career in motion pictures as well as his unpredictable rise to the top of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Set against the glamorous and often combative background of Hollywood's celebrated Golden Age, Eliot's biography provides an exceptionally nuanced portrait of the man and reveals the startling origins of the legend. Covering more than thirty years of Reagan's film and television work, Eliot sheds new light on Reagan's bachelor life, his two marriages, and his two runs as the president of SAG. It also examines his personal relationship with superagent Lew Wasserman, the crucial player who helped develop Reagan's movie-star persona, which would prove essential to his eventually becoming the president of the United States.

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Author
Narrator Marc Eliot
ISBN 9781400177783
Length 14 hours 22 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #161,348 Overall
Genre rank #9,493 in Biography & Memoir