Plot: For over a half a century, only one man in Hollywood had the absolute power to run the town, own the unions, and even control Washington. There will never be another like him. Lew Wasserman was "The Last Mogul."
Wasserman was an empire builder and visionary who used politics, the mafia, and the enduring allure of talent to first build an industry and then keep it on a tight leash. As Chairman and CEO of MCA and then Universal, Wasserman was the undisputed king of Hollywood. During his 59-year career at MCA, he worked with everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to Steven Spielberg, and James Stewart to Kevin Costner. His deal-making was as legendary as his temper, but his ability to predict future trends and unprecedented use of power, made him a billionaire and defined the business of entertainment as we know it.
This is the rags-to-riches story of a tall, skinny hustler who went from the mob-controlled speakeasies of 1920's Cleveland to the top of Hollywood's A-List. This is also the story of a poor band booker who would become the greatest kingmaker that Hollywood would ever know. Powerful men, ranging from mob lawyer Sidney Korshak and union chief James Petrillo, to key political players like Jack Valenti and Ronald Reagan, were all in Wasserman's thrall, and they all pale by
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