The Man Who Seduced Hollywood

The Man Who Seduced Hollywood

The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer, Tinseltown's Most Powerful Lawyer

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Open any movie magazine from the 1930s, 40s, or 50s and you'll find a picture of attorney Greg Bautzer with a beautiful starlet. Columnists dubbed him "Hollywood Bachelor Number One," and for good reason. His long-term relationships and momentary conquests were a who's who of leading ladies, including Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Ginger Rogers, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Jane Wyman, Dorothy Lamour, Ann Sothern, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, and Peggy Lee. As a lawyer, he represented nearly every major star of his era, as well as Howard Hughes, for whom he served as adviser, confidant, and best friend. He also handled Hughes's shadier deals, including writing checks for kept women and quashing potentially embarrassing tell-all biographies. In Hollywood history, no other lawyer has achieved the fame and glamour that Bautzer enjoyed. This book tells, for the first time, the story of a self-made man who for fifty years used his irresistible charm and prodigious legal talent to dominate the courtrooms, boardrooms, and bedrooms of Hollywood.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Chicago Review Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781613745793
Branch Call Number: 92 BAUTZER
B Bautzer Gladston 2013
Characteristics: xv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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