• Title: Moguls, Monsters, and Madmen: An Uncensored Life in Show Business
  • Author: Barry Avrich
  • ISBN: 9781770412873
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Moguls Monsters and Madmen An Uncensored Life in Show Business A sharp and witty expos of show business and notorious characters Barry Avrich is a Montreal born self made film producer director flamboyant advertising executive and legendary biographer and conn
    A sharp and witty expos of show business and notorious characters Barry Avrich is a Montreal born, self made film producer director, flamboyant advertising executive, and legendary biographer and connector of moguls and stars For over three decades he has relentlessly produced films on some of the most notorious show business titans and also found the time to market andA sharp and witty expos of show business and notorious charactersBarry Avrich is a Montreal born, self made film producer director, flamboyant advertising executive, and legendary biographer and connector of moguls and stars For over three decades he has relentlessly produced films on some of the most notorious show business titans and also found the time to market and promote feature films, concerts, and the biggest shows on Broadway.In his memoir, Moguls, Monsters, and Madmen, Barry takes readers from his early days, shaping his brand as a creative adman with the infamous Garth Drabinsky and witnessing the genius of legendary Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl, to his acclaimed documentaries on Harvey Weinstein, Lew Wasserman, Bob Guccione, and many others Go behind the scenes on his most provocative films like The Last Mogul, Unauthorized, and Filthy Gorgeous and follow Barry as he moves from the power rooms of Hollywood to the launches of incredible brands while hanging around with royalty, rogues, clients, and confidants.An extraordinary raconteur, Barry spares no one, least of all himself, as he details his extraordinary relationships and encounters with everyone from Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, and Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

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    1. From his early days in Montreal to his work in Toronto in marketing and advertising to his filmmaking career as a producer and director, Barry Avrich has met, worked with or become "close friends" with some of the major players in show business.In Moguls, Monsters and Madmen: An Uncensored Life in Show Business, Avrich chronicles his career and drops the name of every single celebrity or player he’s ever worked with in this gossipy yet entertaining memoir.The pace of Barry Avrich’s memoir sl [...]

    2. A Giveaway winner.I'm not a big biographies person, but thought I'd give this a try as I've recently read/listened to a few items on Canadians that have influenced the entertainment industry and the book didn't disappoint. Barry Avrich does an excellent job of candidly telling his story, along with an number of wonderful anecdotes, with very few punches pulled. It is a very open and straight-forward account of his time in the industry and the amazing artists and executives that he has worked wi [...]

    3. Barry Avrich entertains us with his behind the scenes Dealings that shaped his career in North America’s entertainment industry.As a child, the author received a lot of great advice from his father, "don't blend in " , taking his fathers passion for life and running with it. Avrich works his way into the entertainment scene by doing whatever he could finally ending up working with the likes of Garth Drabinsky on such blockbuster plays like Phantom of the Opera and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. The [...]

    4. I received a free print copy from ECW Press as part of a 49th Shelf giveaway. 3.5 stars.Avrich isn't afraid to name names, which can be both entertaining and discomfiting. (He admits to being an avid fan of Vanity Fair, and his writing is reminiscent of that magazine's tendency to indict Hollywood's excesses while reveling in them.) The first half is more anecdote-heavy, while the second half is more about Avrich's documentary films. (The proofreading isn't as airtight in the second half, for so [...]

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