"THE COVER OF THE BOOK IS A “WORK OF ART” IN ITSELF, DEPICTING SEVERAL OF THE MOTION PICTURE STARS THAT APPEAR IN THE BOOK, ALONG WITH THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK AND THE MAIN CHARACTER.
THE TIME IS DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE MOST FAMOUS MOTION PICTURE STARS DURING THE ‘30’S, 40’S AND 50’S AND THE LOCATIONS ARE BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, ACAPULCO, MEXICO AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
ONE HUNDRED PICTURES ARE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE BOOK WITH WONDERFUL STORIES ABOUT THESE FAMOUS “MOVIE STARS”, SOME OF WHOM ARE JOHN WAYNE, PETER LAWFORD, FRED MACMURRAY, RED SKELTON, JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, JOAN CRAWFORD, LUPE VELEZ, HOWARD KEEL ORSON WELLES, MARLENE DIETRICH AND MANY MORE..
THE BOOK IS WRITTEN BY CAROLYN ROOS OLSEN ABOUT HER FATHER BÖ ROOS, WHO WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AND MOST FAMOUS BUSINESS MANAGERS OF THAT ERA. HE WAS FLAMBOYANT, HIGH POWERED AND WAS A MOVIE STEROTYPE OF THE HOLLYWOOD BUSINESS MANAGER. SEVERAL OF HIS BUSINESS VENTURES ARE EXPLORED IN DETAIL THROUGHOUT THE BOOK.
THIS IS CAROLYN ROOS OLSEN’S FIRST PUBLISHED BOOK. SHE HAS WRITTEN MANY COLUMNS FOR THE AVALON BAY NEWS ON CATALINA ISLAND. HER FAMILY AND HER MANY FRIENDS ENCOURAGED HER TO WRITE ABOUT HER FAMOUS FATHER. HER CO-WRITER, MARYLIN HUDSON ALSO ENCOURAGED HER AND HELPED PUT HER STORY INTO THE VERY FACINATING BOOK IT HAS BECOME.
THE RESPONSE SINCE IT’S RELEASE HAS BEEN VERY REWARDING FOR HER. FROM BEVERLY HILLS, TO MEXICO TO LONDON, SHE HAS BEEN TOLD THAT HER STORY IS SO ACCURATE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DURING THOSE YEARS, THAT ONLY SHE COULD POSSIBLY HAVE WRITTEN THE BOOK. IT IS AN AMAZING PIECE OF HOLLYWOOD HISTORY THAT HASN’T BEEN COVERED BEFORE.
For years people said someone should write a book about Bö Roos, but nobody will believe it. Now his daughter Carolyn has written the book, and it is believeable as it captures Hollywood’s Golden Age and Bö Roos’s unique part in it as one of Hollywood’s most powerful and successful business managers. It’s an amazing piece of Hollywood history that hasn’t been covered before.
Ben Newman, Attorney
If you enjoy the classic ""Golden Age"" of movies and the great ""stars"" of that era, THIS IS YOUR BOOK...filled with more than 100 pictures, including John Wayne, FredMacMurray, Peter Lawford,Red Skelton and many more.
Because of his flamboyant, high powered and hectic way of life, Bö (pronounced Boo) Roos could have been the model for the movie sterotype of the Hollywood business manager.
The New York Times
Bö Roos’ life story is a saga that would top the Horatio Alger novels of yesteryear.
The Foreign Friends of Acapulco newsletter
Bö Roos was a man of outsize personality and zest.
Ballerina Margot Fonteyn
Bö Roos not only keeps (his clients) on an allowance – he eats, drinks, and even weeps with them.
Saturday Evening Post
Bö invested and took risks right alongside his clients claiming more conservative managers were ‘guys going through life with nothing on their chests.’ Working with him was always full of excitement and the unexpected. Carolyn’s captured his story well.
Al Marsella, CPA
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Published March 13, 2008
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