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When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff
Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of
embezzlement. It wasn't. The incident was the tip of the iceberg, the first
hint of a scandal that shook Hollywood and rattled Wall Street. Soon powerful
studio executives were engulfed in controversy; careers derailed; reputations
died; and a ruthless, take-no-prisoners corporate power struggle for the
world-famous Hollywood dream factory began.
First published in 1982, this now classic story of greed and lies in
Tinseltown appears here with a stunning final chapter on Begelman's
post-Columbia career as he continued to dazzle and defraud . . . until his last
hours in a Hollywood hotel room, where his story dramatically and poignantly