Can I Go Now?

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.
Publisher: ©2015
New York, NY :, Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781101620526
1101620528
Characteristics: text file
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Summary: 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.

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Dec 26, 2015

Great bio of a unique Hollywood agent who told her clients the truth. Fun read with lots of great lines and surprisingly candid look behind the screen in the 70s and 8Os. Full of stories of A Grade actors, stars, producers, directors, etc. Basis for Bette Midler's one woman show.

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