Black Sunset Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal & Raging Egos

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Publisher's Synopsis

For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde,
and a gun ...


Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'Raymond
Chandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later be
the inspiration for Doris Lessing's 'Saul Green') is just back from
fighting in the Second World War and an abortive solo attempt to assassinate Hermann
Goering at the Nurenburg trials.�

Charming his way into a job as an
agent with the Sam Jaffe agency, Sigal plunges into a chaotic Hollywood peopled by fast
women, washed-up screenwriters, wily directors, and starstruck FBI agents
trailing 'subversives'. He parties with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Tony
Curtis and an anxious Peter Lorre, who becomes a drinking buddy.

But this is the era of the Hollywood Blacklist
and Sigal, like many of his contemporaries, is subpoenaed to testify before the
HUAC. Will he give up the list of nine names, burning a hole in his pocket, to
save his own skin?�

Hilarious, touching, intimate and revealing: Sigal's
memoir reads like a forgotten hardboiled detective novel and has all the makings of an
instant classic.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785784392
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 340
Weight: 382g
Height: 138mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 26mm