Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business

Author(s): Curtis Harrington

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Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood is a fast-paced view of Harrington's journey through the kaleidoscope of the movie business, acting alternatively as personal memoir and cultural history from a veteran of thee entertainment business. In addition, Harrington was living as a gay man in Hollywood and the book gives a rare peek into the hidden world of what was then an elite subculture. Starting in 1940s avant-garde heyday, harrington made several deeply intuitive and evocative films. Against all odds, he then became a Hollywood insider.


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Curtis Harrington was a film and television director whose work included experimental films, horror films, and episodic television. He was a close associate of groundbreaking cult film pioneer Kenneth Anger and is considered one of the forerunners of New Queer Cinema.

General Fields

  • : 9781937112073
  • : Drag City
  • : Drag City
  • : June 2013
  • : books

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  • : 272
  • : Curtis Harrington
  • : Paperback