Please join us for an author talk featuring Merritt Writing Program lecturer Justin Gautreau, who will discuss his recent book, The Last Word: The Hollywood Novel and the Studio System. The Last Word discusses Hollywood culture critique - in particular the fiction written by industry insiders to share what was considered unfilmable. While a unique perspective in the 1920s and 1930s, the Hollywood novel's relevance gradually declined in the years after. That said, the books remain a fascinating window into Hollywood and the public imagination.
Length: 60 minutes
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Zoom (password required, provided upon registration)