Holden Age of Hollywood, The

By Phil Brody

2013 Bronze IPPY Award winner for Best Popular Fiction ippybrnzeps

Winner of the ‘BEST NEW FICTION’ category in the 2012 USA BOOK NEWS AWARDS

“Hollywood died on me as soon as I got here. Welles said that, not me, but damn if he didn’t nail it, you know?”

Sam Bateman came to Hollywood to settle a score, but amidst the sunny and 75, his plans went astray. Everything changed the day he drank in the intoxicating legend of Meyer Holden, the greatest screenwriter Hollywood has ever known, the one who pulled a Salinger and walked away. Holden now tacks pseudonyms onto his works and buries them in the bottomless sea of spec that is Hollywood’s development process. They’re out there for anyone to find—but at what cost? In his quest, Bateman severs all ties and sinks into a maddening world of bad writing and flawed screenplays. Paranoid and obsessive, the belligerent savant encounters an eccentric cast of characters—each with an agenda—in his search for the one writer in Hollywood who does not want to be found.

Phil Brody’s The Holden Age of Hollywood is at once a detective novel, an unexpected love story, and a provocative exposé of a broken industry. With dark humor and incisive commentary, the novel immerses readers in a neo-noir quest to attain the Hollywood dream, integrity intact.

Author Phil Brody discusses his novel, The Holden Age of Hollywood, with moderator Scott Allen Perry, offers candid advice to those “doing time” in Hollywood, and brings two chapters to life with the help of actors Meg Cionni and Rich Varga.

US $14.95/ CDN $14.95
ISBN# 9781605424866


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