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Hollywood historian and film reviewer Leonard Maltin invites listeners to pull up a chair as he tells stories, many of them hilarious, from 50-plus years of interacting with legendary movie stars, writers, directors, producers, and cartoonists. 

Maltin grew up in the first decade of television, immersing himself in TV programs and the 1930s and ’40s movies hitting the small screen. His fan letters to admired performers led to unexpected correspondences, then to interviews and the publication of his own fan magazine. Maltin’s career as a freelance writer and New York Times best-selling author, as well as his 30-year run on Entertainment Tonight, gave him access to Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Connery, Shirley Temple, and Jimmy Stewart, among hundreds of other Golden Age stars, his interviews cutting through the Hollywood veneer and revealing the human behind each legend. 

Starstruck also offers a fascinating glimpse inside the Disney empire, and Maltin’s tenure teaching USC’s popular film course reveals insights into moviemaking along with access to past, current, and future stars of film, such as George Lucas, Kevin Feige, Quentin Tarantino, and Guillermo del Toro.

©2021 Leonard Maltin (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Thoroughly Entertaining!

So wonderful to hear all of these Hollywood stories directly from the author, Leonard Maltin. What a fantastic journey through the life of a true film fan and historian.

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Leonard Maltin is a treasure that he shares in this book

You may know him from :0 years on Entertainment Tonight or from his excellent guides to movies and wonderful boos on animation, radio , jazz, Disney and much more. For the first time in this autobiographical book he shows that he is much more as a critic , historian, celebrity interviewer and as a person or in the Jewish parlance, a real mensch. He shares his own improbable rise and with warmth and wit insightful stories about numerous stars from Brad Pitt to Jimmy Stewart to Buster Keaton and many others. He is nice but still honest and a lovely storyteller. For movie lovers of all ages this is a treasure chest filled with memories of himself, his loving family and friends and most importantly the stars and artists who have delighted movie lovers for generations.

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Fantastic!

Absolutely fantastic! Maltin's stories are captivating and his performance takes you where he goes. 10/10!

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Too rose colored

Was hoping to get into the weeds on the film business but instead it was a lot more of how charmed his life has been made by the film business. Wish there was more meat and less gushing.