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(The Ivan Moffat File: Life Among the Beautiful and Damned in London, Paris, New York,and Hollywood.pdf) Here is a fascinating portrait of Hollywood screenwriter Ivan Moffat whose lonely aristocratic childhood led to a precociously fashionable and sensual life in London s High Bohemia in the late s service in director George Stevens s World War II film documentary unit and membership in Hollywood s dazzling postwar expatriate community br br Moffat s grandfather Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree was one of the most celebrated actors of his day producing and starring in everything from Richard II to Pygmalion on the London stage and founding the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art His mother Iris Tree was a well known poet actress adventuress whose circle included British bluebloods Nancy Cunard and Diana Cooper and Bloomsburyites Carrington Lytton Strachey and Augustus John Ivan s photographer father Curtis Moffat came from a well connected New York family studied with Man Ray and had an audacious showroom that focused on Moderne furniture and lighting some of which he designed himself But Ivan Moffat s extraordinary pedigree was only the foundation upon which he built his own equally extraordinary and surprisingly active personal life populated by the leading artists and personalities of his day from Aldous Huxley and Dylan Thomas to Preston Sturges Charlie Chaplin Billy Wilder and David Selznick br br In Moffat enlisted in the army and was assigned to Stevens s unit started by Eisenhower which covered the last stage of World War II from D day to the fall of Berlin and the liberation of the concentration camps After the war Stevens invited Moffat to become an associate producer for his new Hollywood company Moffat s unofficial credits on the screenplays for A Place in the Sun and Shane and his co writing credit on Giant led to a successful screenwriting career and at the same time he became a leading social figure in Hollywood Moffat had affairs with many women from a waitress to a duchess from a stripper to a movie star The most serious affair of his life was probably with the br novelist Caroline Blackwood br br At the center of The Ivan Moffat File is the elegantly written autobiography that Moffat was working on at the time of his death in to which Gavin Lambert adds never before seen letters interviews and screenplays as well as many anecdotes and his own memories of Moffat The result is a re creation of the life of this unique figure flamboyant and mysteriousDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Ivan Moffat File: Life Among the Beautiful and Damned in London, Paris, New York,and Hollywood books for multiple devices.