Some Time in the Sun: The Hollywood Years of F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Nathanael West, Aldous Huxley and James Agee

Some Time in the Sun: The Hollywood Years of F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Nathanael West, Aldous Huxley and James Agee

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  • Title: Some Time in the Sun: The Hollywood Years of F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Nathanael West, Aldous Huxley and James Agee
  • Author: Tom Dardis
  • ISBN: 9780879101169
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
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    Dardis applies a scholarly eye to a small corner where well-known authors spent a bit of time and -- it could be concluded from this book -- yielded not their best work. Really instructive for those who wish to be writers like 'the great ones'. 1) It's unlikely you'll make money doing your best work; and 2) It's not easy to meet lesser demands.

    Is this book still in print? It should be. It's a classic study of novelists who came to Hollywood to work. Most hate it, but it's interesting that Hollywood brought the greatest artists to live and work here. Most failed, but alas the girls are pretty in Los Angeles!

    Tom Dardis, writer of a superb biography on Buster Keaton hasproduced a fascinating book about a group of very diverse writerswhose common ground was that they all turned to Hollywood for"some time in the sun".F. Scott Fitzgerald failed spectacularly and it was often depictedas his grimmest hour but Anthony Powell painted a different pictureof him - describing a joyous enthusiasm and healthy curiosityabout things and people. Apparently that observation was made onthe day he first met Sheilah Gra [...]

    Half of the book concerns Fitzgerald and Faulkner, with West, Huxley, and Agee filling up the rest with about 30-40 pages each. The result feels incomplete.

    This chronicle of the time several authors spent working on screenplays in Hollywood during the early days of film and into the 1950s is broken into 5 sections. It covers F.Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Nathaniel West, Aldous Huxley, and James Agee. It is pretty scatter shot in its time line regarding most of these men and reads more like a broken up news report on their daily activities toiling away in a Land of Making Make Believe. The saddest part of this telling is learning how these n [...]

    It's startling to read that such literary greats as Fitzgerald and Faulkner were often flat broke and worked in Hollywood out of desparation.This is all laid out in great detail in this readable and cohesive book.Dardis is understanding of these writers faults and foibles,and especially seems to favor Agee.If there is anything lacking in the book,it's that I don't sense a great love of film,just more of an interest.

    The goings on among the group and the ambience of the era come through and draw one in completely! What a group. What a time. And what amazing things transpired amidst the glamour of the Hollywood age addressed herein.

    Oh, what a good book. My copy is an old Scribner's hardback edition that I found. This edition (1976) has photos of the writers. I don't know if the recent editions do. What a treat it was to read about these 20th-century masters.

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