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‘Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears’

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Michael Schulan's book “Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears.”

Michael Schulan's book “Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears.”

authorStaff Writer on Sep 25, 2023

The New Yorker’s Michael Schulman comes to Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays on Thursday, September 28, at 6:30 p.m., to talk about the lively history of the Academy Awards, including brutal battles, starry rivalries, and colorful behind-the-scenes drama. Schulman will share details from his book “Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat, and Tears” in conversation with author Bob Morris, a New York Times contributor.

In his book, Schulman chronicles the remarkable, sprawling history of the Academy Awards and the personal dramas — some iconic, others never-before-revealed — that have played out on the stage and off camera. Unlike other books on the subject, each chapter takes a deep dive into a particular year, conflict or even category as Schulman examines how the red carpet runs through contested turf, and the victors aren’t always as clear as the names drawn from envelopes. Featuring a star-studded cast of some of the most powerful Hollywood players, the book is a collection of revelatory tales, each representing a turning point for the Academy, for the movies and for the culture at large.

Signed books will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $15 at canoeplace.com. Canoe Place Inn & Cottages is at 239 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays.

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