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  • Author:
    Christopher Carduff,Daniel Fuchs
  • ISBN:
    1574232053
  • ISBN13:
    978-1574232059
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  • Publisher:
    Black Sparrow Press; First Edition edition (May 25, 2005)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Short Stories & Anthologies
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In the spring of 1937, Daniel Fuchs, twenty-seven years old and the author of three acclaimed novels of Brooklyn tenement .

In the spring of 1937, Daniel Fuchs, twenty-seven years old and the author of three acclaimed novels of Brooklyn tenement life, came to Hollywood to bang out a treatment of one of his short stories. His thirteen-week contract turned into a permanent residence - and a lifelong love affair. The Golden West collects, for the first time, the best of Fuchs's writings about the movie business, from a novice screenwriter's anxious diaries (1937-38) to a fifty-year veteran's mellow memoirs (1989).

The Golden West' is first-rate, worth placing beside Fitzgerald's and West's evocations of the Hollywood frenzy . Fuchs knows the facts of Hollywood, but his interest is in the demons beneath.

The Golden West' is first-rate, worth placing beside Fitzgerald's and West's evocations of the Hollywood frenzy - that lunatic desperation that keeps these people, their hearts eaten away by success and memory, clinging to the slopes to avoid falling into bankruptcy yet still dreaming that, with a yank here, a twist there, they'll again make a cool million. The action of 'West of the Rockies' is seen throughout as a sort.

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A Black Sparrow book. Writing for the movies : a letter from Hollywood, 1962 - Dream city, or The drugged lake (1937) - A Hollywood diary (1938) - Florida (1939) - The golden West (1954) - Triplicate (1979) - The aftershock : a letter from Hollywood, 1971 - West of the Rockies (1971) - Strictly movie : a letter from Hollywood, 1989. urn:acs6:ch:pdf:985-0baaf66306ac urn:acs6:ch:epub:e2f-ac61b257082a urn:oclc:record:1035371416. University of Pennsylvania Franklin Library.

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THE GOLDEN WEST Hollywood Stories. Selected by Christopher Carduff. Introduction by John Updike. 256 pp. A Black Sparrow Book/ David R. Godine. This superb collection of Daniel Fuchs's fiction and essays about Hollywood, spanning half a century, records the vagaries of the film industry from the perspective of a screenwriter who toiled for the great studios in their heyday and was on the premises during their decline.

It was 1937 when nearly-thirty author Fuchs came to Hollywood to provide a play of one of his novels - a contract which would introduce him to a magical city in which he was to spend the rest of his life

The Golden West: Hollywood Stories. Daniel Fuchs, introduction by John Updike, selected by Christopher Carduff. Published by Black Sparrow Press.

The Golden West: Hollywood Stories.

The Golden West: Hollywood Stories, a collection of Fuchs"s fiction and essays about Hollywood, was published in 2005 by Black Sparrow Books.

Christopher Carduff first collaborated with John Updike on The Golden West, a collection of Daniel Fuchs’s Hollywood stories (Black Sparrow/Godine, 2005). He lives with his wife and teen-aged son in Melrose, Massachusetts.

In the spring of 1937, Brooklyn's Daniel Fuchs, twenty-seven years old and already the author of three remarkable novels, came to Hollywood to bang out a treatment of one of his short stories. His thirteen-week contract turned into a permanent residence -- and a lifelong love affair with the movie business. Fuchs worked with the best: Warner and M-G-M and RKO, Wilder and Huston and Joe Pasternak, Raft and Cagney and Doris Day. He spent his days crafting screenplays, but off the lot he continued to write prose, mainly stories for Collier's and The New Yorker and non-fiction "Letters from Hollywood" for Commentary. The Golden West collects, for the first time, the best of Fuch's writings about studio life, from a novice screenwriter's anxious first impressions (1937-39) to a fifty-year veteran's mellow memoirs. Fuchs may have loved Hollywood, but his affection didn't blind him to the town's Babylon aspect: he saw life as it is, gold and! tinsel both, and described it without falling into easy sentiment or condescending laughter. He was the Chekhov of the back lot, the Bellow of the Brown Derby.

Kigabar
One of the most beautifully written books on Hollywood...inspired.
Yggfyn
I am reading The Golden West: Hollywood Stories and find it an interesting and easy read. I would recommend it.
Doukree
Anyone interested in "the old days of Hollywood" is sure to enjoy the book. Even the language feels different from today.
Sti
Hard to believe this book is a library discard. It was in perfect condition, perhaps never checked out. None of the usual mustard and spaghetti sauce stains one finds so commonly today in former library books. Fine product, honestly advertised.
Lestony
I'm actually providing this review before completing this read, but I'm far enough into it to have a pretty good impression. While Fuch's writing is ok, I think the anonymous style storytelling gets old quickly. This would have been a good one to go back, say 20 years later, and fill in the names. Fact is, what I've read so far is not that revealing that would have raised that many eyebrows.
Moralsa
Daniel Fuchs wrote three very good novels before going to Hollywood and working as a screenwriter for the greatest part of his professional life. In his introduction to this series of stories John Updike points out how unusual Fuchs was in this. He was not embittered by the experience and did not as so many other novelists did condemn Hollywood as a center of corruption, the place which took him from the world of high art to that of low culture
Fuchs instead found a richness surprise and interest in the Hollywood world. He found a special kind of challenge in writing screenplays and working with others to produce a complex integrated product for a mass audience. Fuchs loved the sunshine of this world and there is a special kind of appreciation for the Hollywood world in his work even when he recognizes its harshnesses and oddnesses. Very often the characters which would be seen as simple grotesques by other writers are somehow shown to have a commendable side by Fuchs. His writing in this sense has a kind of generosity and humanity along with its literary excellence.