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Jennifer Lafferty


Movie Dynasty Princesses: Irene Mayer Selznick and Edith Mayer Goetz

The fascinating lives of celebrated Broadway producer Irene Mayer Selznick (“A Streetcar Named Desire”; “The Chalk Garden”), and leading socialite Edith Mayer Goetz, are explored in this revealing double bio. As the daughters of iconic MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, they were Hollywood royalty. Through their marriages to high profile film producers — Irene to David O. Selznick (“Gone with the Wind”) and Edith to future Universal mogul William Goetz — the sisters each carved out her own distinctive niche in Hollywood.

P.J. Sullivan

My book, “Mostly Rapscallions,” proves beyond reasonable doubt that learning history can be fun. It is real history, but also biography and humor.