How does a self-described “film nerd” become one of the bestselling names in publishing history, a respected USC professor, and a television personality appearing nightly on Entertainment Tonight?
Leonard Maltin provides answers in an entertaining and long-awaited memoir covering his upbringing in New York City and unquenchable thirst for Hollywood history, which connected him as a teen with legendary stars of the golden age and launched an unexpected and magical career.
Leonard interviewed or worked with all the famous names in show business: Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, and hundreds of others. He learned about theAfrican-American experience in Hollywood firsthand from Sidney Poitier and Lena Horne. He romped at the Playboy Mansion as a favorite guest of Hugh Hefner. He watched the explosion in popularity of the Walt Disney empire from the inside. And he remained a New York Times bestseller for a generation.
There’s something for everyone in Starstruck—aspiring authors, performers, broadcasters, and pop culture addicts of all ages.