- The Life and Times of Hollywood Mogul Harry Cohn
- Narrated by: John Landis
- Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-12-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Phoenix Books
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For nearly seven decades writing for the AP, Bob Thomas, the gentlemanly, soft-spoken reporter with the wry sense of humor, enjoyed access to the stars that modern journalists rarely attain. Thomas possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of the industry as well as a filing system at his home that rivaled that of any news bureau. At the time of his death in 2014, he had penned nearly three dozen biographies and was considered the last link to the golden age of motion pictures.
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By Elizabeth on 07-25-15
I was hoping for a nuanced biography of the tyrannical mogul. Instead, I got a series of anecdotes with descriptions of successful Columbia movies thrown in. A lot of important details were skipped in order to paint a favorable picture.
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By Joshua Irving Gershick on 11-01-16
A Thin Bio
The late Bob Thomas is no Jeanine Basinger and here gives a light once-over to the life of Columbia Pictures founder Harry Cohn. Not an in-depth examination of Cohn, this book is more a collection of vignettes and war stories, light on detail and over before you know it. The narrator mispronounces many pedestrian words and proper names alike, which is jarring, and he has a nasal delivery. A good producer might have prevented the mispronunciations with some careful prep. Disappointing.