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Can I go now?: the life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's first superagent

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Before Sue Mengers hit the scene in the mid-1960s, talent agents remained quietly in the background. But staying in the background was not possible for Mengers. Irrepressible and loaded with chutzpah, she became a driving force of Creative Management Associates (which later became ICM) handling the era's preeminent stars. A true original with a gift for making the biggest stars in Hollywood listen to hard truths about their careers and personal lives, Mengers became a force to be reckoned with. Her salesmanship never stopped. In 1979, she was on a plane that was commandeered by a hijacker, who wanted Charlton Heston to deliver a message on television. Mengers was incensed, wondering why the hijacker wanted Heston, when she could get him Barbra Streisand. Acclaimed biographer Brian Kellow spins an irresistible tale, exhaustively researched and filled with anecdotes about and interviews more than two hundred show-business luminaries. A riveting biography of a powerful woman that charts show business as it evolved from New York City in the 1950s through Hollywood in the early 1980s, Can I Go Now? will mesmerize anyone who loves cinema's most fruitful period. 'From the 1950s through the 1980s, Sue Mengers represented some of the most famous names in show business . . . The agent's coveted gatherings, her bawdy appearances at premieres and nightclubs, and a profile in Vanity Fair made her as recognizable as her glamorous roster of actors, and she worked tirelessly to promote them - not just to get them parts, but also higher and higher salaries . . . Kellow, an admirer of Mengers' spunk and achievements, serves her well in this deft, entertaining biography' Kirkus Reviews
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subject_facet Mengers, Sue, -- 1932-2011, Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States, Motion pictures -- United States -- History, Press agents -- United States -- Biography, Talent scouts -- United States -- Biography, Theatrical agents -- United States -- Biography
title_display Can I go now? : the life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's first superagent
title_full Can I Go Now? The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent, Can I go now? : the life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's first superagent / Brian Kellow
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