By Jerry Weintraub
This is the tale of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood manufacturer, mythical deal maker, and pal of politicians and stars. regardless of the place nature has positioned him--the membership rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of latest York's decrease East facet, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood--he has came across how to wear a convey and promote tickets on the door. "All existence was once a theater and that i desired to placed it up on a stage," he writes. "I desired to set the area below a marquee that learn: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.'"
In while I cease speaking, you are going to comprehend i am lifeless, we stick to Weintraub from his first nice good fortune at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took at the street; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Pack glory; to his crowning hits as a film manufacturer, beginning with Robert Altman and Nashville, carrying on with with Oh, God!, The Karate Kid video clips, and Diner, between others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen.
Along the way in which, we are going to watch as Jerry strikes from the poker tables of Palm Springs, to the ability rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White apartment, to purple sq. in Moscow-all the whereas counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with consumers and confidants like George Clooney, Bruce Willis, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer . . .well, the checklist is going on.
And in fact, the tale isn't but over . . . As Weintraub says, "When I cease speaking, you will recognize i am dead."