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John Gregory Dunne
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John Gregory Dunne wrote five other novels—Vegas; True Confessions; Dutch Shea, Jr.; The Red White and Blue; and Playland—and seven works of nonfiction, among which are the memoir-like Harp and two books that look at Hollywood, The Studio and Monster. Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, in 1932, he graduated from Princeton in 1954. He collaborated with his wife, the writer Joan Didion, on many screenplays, including Panic in Needle Park and True Confessions. John Gregory Dunne died in December 2003.

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Monster
Living Off the Big Screen
Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 1998
Price: $12.95

John Gregory Dunne--journalist, novelist, and screenwriter--gives students an intimate, accurate account of Hollywood, offering a riveting expose of life and work in the movie industry.  In 1988 Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion, were asked to write a screenplay about the dark and complicated life of the late TV anchorwoman, Jessica Savitch.  Eight... Read more >
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Monster
Living Off the Big Screen
Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Nothing Lost

Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 17, 2005
Price: $14.95

A grisly racial murder in what news commentators insist on calling “the heartland.” A feeding frenzy of mass media and seamy politics. An illicit love affair with the potential to wreck lives. In his grandly inventive last novel, John Gregory Dunne orchestrated these elements into a symphony of American violence, chicanery... Read more >
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Nothing Lost

Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Playland

Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $12.99

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The Studio

Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1998
Price: $15.95

Thirty years ago, John Gregory Dunne was granted unlimited access to the inner workings of Twentieth Century Fox.  For one year he tracked every step of the creation of pictures like Dr. Dolittle, Planet of the Apes, and The Boston Strangler.  The result is a book that, three decades later, is still the... Read more >
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The Studio

Written by John Gregory Dunne


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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