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The Cancerous Tire

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes a car accident involving Buzz Berkeley, when his convertible car blew a front tire on the Roosevelt Highway near the Santa Monica Canyon. This led to the deaths of Ada von ... More


Mobsters and Movie Stars: Crime, Punishment, and Hollywood Celebrity

Jon Lewis

in Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In postwar Hollywood, mobsters, moguls, and movie stars commingled frequently and often carelessly. Professional encounters were commonplace given the mob’s involvement in the organization of the ... More


Post-Traumatic Inspiration

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The grueling hours between court and set weighed heavily on Buzz. The legal expense, the pages of billing minutiae to the quarter hour, came due on the heels of Buzz's $95,000 settlement. Giesler's ... More


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