Thursday, June 21, 2012

I Am Spartacus! by Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas at age 95 resurrects memories of 1959 when blacklists circulated in Hollywood. His experience on the movie Spartacus is chronicled in the memoir I AM SPARTACUS: Making a Film, Breaking a Blacklist.  The man he helped by crediting on the movie was Dalton Trumbo, but there are many other writers and actors who benefited from Douglas' bravery. With a forward by George Clooney, the book is read by Kirk's famous son Michael, who rarely fails in maintaining listener interest in this remarkable the book itself offers a peek behind the cameras into a controversial and difficult time in Hollywood. 

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