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Ernest Lehman

The Sweet Smell of Success

One of the most successful writers in Hollywood, Ernest Lehman penned some of the most iconic and memorable scenes to ever grace the silver screen. Hailed by Vanity Fair as "perhaps the greatest screenwriter in history," Lehman's work on films such as North by Northwest, The King and I, Sabrina, West Side Story, and the Sound of Music helped define a generation of movie making.
 
But while his talent took center stage, the public knew little of Lehman himself, a native of Manhattan's Upper West Side and the Five Towns of Long Island devoted to his wife of 50 years. His relentless perfectionism, hypochondria and all-night writing sessions fueled by tequila and grilled cheese sandwiches were some of the quirks that made Lehman a legend in the Hollywood community.
 
In Ernest Lehman: The Sweet Smell of Success, author Jon Krampner lays bare the life of this lauded yet elusive character. Moving seamlessly from post-production meetings to sound stages and onto the locations of Lehman's greatest films, Krampner's extensive biography brings to life the genius and singularity of the revered screenwriter's personality and the contributions he made to the world of cinema.

About the Author

Jon Krampner is the author of The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television, Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley, and Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food.

Reviews

"One of the best biographies of a screenwriter yet written."—Tom Stempel, author of Framework: A History of Screenwriting in the American Film

"This is one of the best-written and most enjoyable biographies I have read in ages. Real can't-put-it-down material."—Eve Golden, author of Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn't Help It

"Meticulously researched and elegantly composed, Jon Krampner's book is a splendid, irresistible page-turner; it's also a significant work of Hollywood history that fills a woeful lack in the history of entertainment lore—a volume devoted exclusively to the life and work of the master screenwriter Ernest Lehman. I knew Ernie very well for over thirty years, and Krampner brings him to vivid life. I am deeply impressed by and immensely grateful for this fine book."—Donald Spoto, author of 29 books including The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

"A page turner but with wonderful insights into Ernest Lehman as a writer. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in moviemaking and screenwriting as well as Hollywood intrigue. A fantastic biography!"—Lisa Seidman, two-time Emmy winner and author of Killer Ratings

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