1 year ago
December 31, 2011
By: Jay Bernstein
Jay Bernstein has worked with the likes of Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Summers, The Rat Pack, & many more. This is his story. the good, the bad, the fights, & the firings.
The glitz and glamour of Hollywood and celebrity has never been anything I wanted to have. Still, I've always been fascinated with how people lived with it. I heard all the cautionary tales and never forgot them. I learned through the years that what goes on behind the camera is often as exciting, or more, than what happens in front of the camera.
Jay came to Hollywood with $400.00 and a dream. Things didn't always go as planned, but he got to the top of his chosen field anyway. He launched Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Summers. It was interesting to read how these women became household names. Jay was the one responsible for the famous Farrah poster.
Starmaker is honest. He doesn't paint himself as a saint. He owns up to doing lying to get whatever he wanted at the time. He tells you how he manipulated people and situations to achieve his goal. It was hard to read some of the Frank Sinatra stories, because the guy had such a mean streak. Jay also shows you how racism is alive in Hollywood and firebombed his house. The book was an interesting read. It's another reminder that Hollywood is not as easy as it looks.
Rating: Borrow From The Library
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