Shelf wear to edges and spine of DJ. Light soiling to spine heal. DJ and pages have yellowed due to age. DJ has small closed tears. pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1980. ISBN: 0070183066. Dunne describes with charm and humor his forty-year career at 20th Century-Fox as screen writer, director and producer. His closeup portrait of Darryl Zanuck is valuable and long over due. He assaults the Auteur Theory in pungent terms, gives us practical insights into writing and directing, and entertains us with anecdotes of life on the Fox lot and in Hollywood in the Golden Age and of his wartime service with Nelson Rockefeller and Elmer Davis. He also gives us fresh perspectives (contradicting some recent revisionist) on the ideological confusions of pre-World War II Hollywood-confusions that led inevitably to some of the worst excesses of the McCarthy and House Un-American Activities Committee era.