The Love of the Last Tycoon

The Love of the Last Tycoon

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Book - 1994
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Cecilia Brady, the daughter of a great motion-picture producer, reminisces about events that began five years earlier when she was an undergraduate at Bennington College, starting with a flight home to Hollywood on a plane whose other passengers included Wylie White, a script writer down on his luck, Manny Schwartz, once an influential producer, and Monroe Stahr, another producer and partner of Cecilia's father, Pat Brady. Cecilia is attracted to Stahr, and he turns to her at the very time that he has a falling out with her father. Each of the partners conceives the idea of murdering the other. On the way to New York to establish an alibi, Stahr repents and decides to revoke his orders that will result in Brady's death, but his plane crashes before he can carry out his new plan and Cecilia loses both her father and the man she loves.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994
ISBN: 9780521402316
052140231X
Characteristics: xcvi, 352 p. : ill., facsim. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Last tycoon

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SusyHendrix
Mar 19, 2019

Such a shame Fitzgerald died before being able to finish this. Stahr had potential to become as complicated a figure as Gatsby. I loved the unromantic portrayal of 1930s Hollywood as well.

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