June 24, 2010
I Know Where I'm Going Katharine Hepburn, A Personal Biography Charlotte Chandler Simon & Schuster: 350 pp., $26
December 4, 2009
The Last Empress Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China Hannah Pakula Simon & Schuster: 792 pp., $35
April 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Antitrust officials are expected to announce Wednesday that they are filing suit against Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix the price of e-books. News reports said the Justice Department sued Apple, along with Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Penguin. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division, Sharis Pozen, have scheduled a news conference in Washington for 9 a.m. PDT to announce "a significant antitrust matter.
June 10, 2010
Della A Memoir of My Daughter Chuck Barris Simon & Schuster: 206 pp., $25
August 2, 2013 |
Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir. " In the book, the "Partridge Family" actress and Oscar-winner depicts a scene in which the young actresses and their then-husbands, Jack Cassidy and Anthony Newley, had dinner at Collins and Newley's Beverly Hills home in the late '60s. In the book, Jones writes that Collins, "who was wearing a low-cut something or other, seemed like an interesting woman.
April 25, 1989
Stephen P. Taylor has been named senior vice president-finance at Paramount Pictures Corp., Los Angeles. Taylor succeeds Andrew C. Evans, who is joining Simon & Schuster, also a Gulf & Western company. Taylor previously was vice president and corporate controller for Paramount.
October 8, 2010
In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works John Lennon, with introductions by Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney Simon & Schuster: 96 pp., $15
June 20, 2013 |
Literary tourists traveling to New York have long been drawn to the Algonquin Hotel , the site of the famed Algonquin Roundtable. Full disclosure: "Literary tourists" include me -- I've been there more than once to have a martini in its lounge. The Algonquin was where a group of writers, wits and key literary figures met starting in 1919 to eat, argue and, of course, drink. Dorothy Parker, the petite poet with an acid pen and a hollow leg, was one of its stalwarts. So was Robert Benchley, one of his generation's most popular humorists; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edna Ferber; writer, editor and producer George S. Kaufman, winner of two Pulitzers; New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott; and Harold Ross, who, midway through the Roundtable's eight-year run, founded the New Yorker magazine.
October 14, 1987 |
In a major upheaval at one of this country's leading publishing houses, Random House publisher Howard Kaminsky has quit the firm, citing "management differences." Random House Chairman and President Robert L. Bernstein said Tuesday that Kaminsky, president and publisher at Random House for the past three years, will be replaced immediately by Joni Evans, who joined Random House just two months ago from Simon & Schuster.