Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else

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9780066621098: Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else

Like one of the movie moguls of old, Michael Eisner is a titan -- feared, powerful, and almost magically successful. After rising through ABC television and Paramount Pictures, he awoke the sleeping giant of Disney and sent it stomping across the entertainment landscape. But since the tragic death of Frank Wells in a helicopter crash in 1994, he has lacked -- for the first time in his career -- a colleague who could temper his personality.

The result, writes Kim Masters, has been a slide into a Nixonian paranoia and isolation. In The Keys to the Kingdom, Masters crafts a gripping account of this larger-than-life story of larger-than-life hubris, combining an insightful analysis of power in Hollywood with a vivid, deeply researched narrative that brings the personalities, the enmities, and the corporate mayhem to life.

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Kim Masters, a contributing editor for Time and Vanity Fair and a former reporter for the Washington Post, is coauthor with Nancy Griffin of Hit & Run. She lives in Los Angeles.

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"A chilling little horror tale about just how ugly greed and ambition can be . ... Big and juicy." -- Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"A chilling little horror tale about just how ugly greed and ambition can be . ... Big and juicy." -- --Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"A page turner ... juicy as all get-out and persuasive to boot." -- --Steven Bach, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A page turner ... juicy as all get-out and persuasive to boot." -- Steven Bach, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A sweeping, vivid and richly entertaining account, not just of Disney but of the entire movie industry." -- --Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2000

"Merge Indecent Exposure with Barbarians at the Gate, add sex and you have Hit & Run." -- Sherryl Connelly, Daily News

"The most entertaining business book to come along in years." -- Christopher Byron, Wall Street Journal

"What Masters does with exceptional skill is to dig up small, inside details of the day-to-day machinations of show business." -- --Entertainment Weekly, March 24, 2000

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