George Raft

by Lewis Yablonsky



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/19/2000

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9780595010035

About the Book

揧ablonsky, a sociologist and one of the foremost authorities in phychodrama, raises the book from ordinary show biz profiles to a penetrating insight into the relationship of personality to screen image, of character to social symbol. Like much about Raft, the book has class.?br>?i>Los Angeles Times

揟he most roguishly appealing movie bio since Errol Flynn抯 My Wicked, Wicked Ways.?br>?i>Kirkus Reviews

揟he story of my good friend George抯 climb from the rowdy speakeasy clubs on Broadway in the twenties to the top of Hollywood stardom is an exciting American saga. Reading George抯 biography by Lewis Yablonsky is the next best thing to being there.?br>?i>Frank Sinatra

揂 great story. George was an important and exciting star. When better men like George are made梩hen I'll make 抏m.?br>?i>Mae West

About the Author

Lewis Yablonsky was born and grew up in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 1948. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 1958. Yablonsky has taught sociology and criminology at the University of Massachusetts, CCNY, Columbia, Harvard and UCLA. He is currently Professor of Sociology and Chairman of the Department of Sociology at San Fernando Valley (California) State College. In 1967 he was selected from among 9000 professors in the California State College system to receive the Board of Trustees?Outstanding Professor Award for 揺xcellence in teaching, scholarship and public service.?He has since lectured, taught, and consulted throughout the world. Among his several published books are The Violent Gang (1962), Synanon: The Tunnel Back (1965), The Hippie Trip, and The Extra-Sex Factor.