We all need a good “Hollywood Fix” once in a while and a new book came out recently that will give you one of the best ones that you have had in a long time. The famous Hollywood agent to the Stars, Budd Burton Moss has recently authored his book, HOLLYWOOD: ‘Sometimes The Reality Is Better Than the Dream’.
With over 400 pages of fascinating memories he tells about his adventures and business dealings with famous entertainers, directors, producers and everyone else in the movie business that he has been involved with in his many years in Hollywood. Names like Rita Hayworth, Jack Valenti, Hal Prince, Jon Cypher, John James, Tommy Cruise, Laura Pels, the beautiful Dina Merrill, Tom Bosley, John Gavin, Constance Towers, Carolyn Jones, Bob Barker, Sidney Poitier are just a few of the many people that he includes in this marvelous book. The book also has over 50 priceless photographs.
Praise about his book comes from Larry King, who wrote the Forward to the book. Other praises are from Rona Barrett, former Hollywood newspaper columnists and TV host, Mike Medavoy, producer, seven-time Oscar winner, Robert Wagner, actor and Sherry Lansing, former President of 20th Century Fox Studios and former chairman of Paramount Pictures and of course from us as well!
This is a REAL story about the GOLDEN AGE of Hollywood. He writes about the good and the bad experiences that he has had and when one goes thru life, we all have our ‘highs’ and ‘lows’. He tells about all of them. His escapades with Rita Hayworth who was his favorite client are extremely interesting to read. He relates the times he had with her all over the world and in South America and the trials and tribulations of such adventures with her. She was NOT an easy person to travel with.
Do you think that you would like to be a Hollywood agent ? Think again as it is a 24 hour, 7 days a week career working with prima donnas. The author was able to handle all of this and make loyal life long friends along the way.
Budd Burton Moss has certainly had an extremely wonderful life in his roll as a Hollywood agent and he continues to work every day. He has done it all, and much more will come for him. He has made remarkable friends in Hollywood but the most important thing that we respect him for is his personal life with his wife, Carolyn for over 46 years! And what a true love story that is. Now in his 80’s Budd Burton Moss is going as strong as ever.
Reading this book is very riveting and you can’t put it down until the last page and then you will want more!. This is one of the ESSENTIAL books for anyone really into the movies and life in Hollywood. You can purchase this book either at your local bookstore or thru Amazon.com. We think that it would be a great idea if someone in Hollywood would make a movie from his book! (Portrait of Budd Burton Moss by Mara Magliarditi)
TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).