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The Rise and Rise of David Geffen Stephen Singular The Rise and Rise of David Geffen In at age David Geffen faced a serious challenge He d just lost his job as vice chairman of the Warner Brothers film studio Six years earlier he had founded Asylum Records and brought out a

  • Title: The Rise and Rise of David Geffen
  • Author: Stephen Singular
  • ISBN: 9781559724302
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Rise and Rise of David Geffen Stephen Singular In 1976, at age 33, David Geffen faced a serious challenge He d just lost his job as vice chairman of the Warner Brothers film studio Six years earlier, he had founded Asylum Records and brought out albums by Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and the Eagles, but those glory days, his critics now believed, were behind him According to them, the skinny, outspIn 1976, at age 33, David Geffen faced a serious challenge He d just lost his job as vice chairman of the Warner Brothers film studio Six years earlier, he had founded Asylum Records and brought out albums by Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and the Eagles, but those glory days, his critics now believed, were behind him According to them, the skinny, outspoken, curly haired Brooklyn native wasn t much than a common hustler.Undeterred, Geffen founded Geffen Records in 1980 By 1990, he owned the best independent record label in America and had become a successful producer of Broadway plays Cats and M Butterfly and hit films Risky Business and Beetlejuice When he sold Geffen Records to MCA, in March 1990, he earned 710 million, and was now touted as the first self made billionaire in Hollywood history Yet just as he was experiencing his greatest business achievements, he was being attacked bitterly for dishonesty For years he had described himself as bisexual, but now gay activists demanded that he step forward and declare his homosexuality to the world After an excruciating public battle, they got their wish.Late in 1994, when it looked as if he would again slip into retirement, Geffen, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey Katzenberg announced they were building the first new film studio in Hollywood in sixty years at a cost of 8 billion The ever unpredictable Geffen was back in the entertainment business once .In The Rise and Rise of David Geffen, the first full length portrait of Geffen, the reader will take a remarkable journey through the billionaire s difficult youth, through Asylum Records and Studio 54, and through Geffen Records andHollywood s power wars But than a business story, this book is a personal adventure into the psyche and emotions of one of the most colorful and intriguing executives our nation has produced.
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    1. Having worked with and around the man for years, I was interested in reading this book Much of it is close, but in the end does not really capture the man many have come to fear, respect, admire and love Many of the so called facts, were absolutely wrong, because, in many cases, I was a fly on the wall in the room when the occurrence happened I was also surprised at the lack of research that was doneThere are so many people that could have been approached to flush out the facts , were were never [...]

    2. Some great revealing moments about the iconic formation of Dreamworks, the roads that lead up to it, and theories on why, personally, Geffen was destined to it.

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