Dishing about life in Hollywood


James Gladstone

Prepare to be seduced at Greenwich Library on May 7 at an [email protected] event where town native James Gladstone will discuss his published works, including The Man Who Seduced Hollywood, The Life and Loves of Greg Bautzer and Tinseltown’s Most Powerful Lawyer.

During the golden age of movies, Greg Bautzer was famous for romancing leading ladies.

From boardrooms to bedrooms, he dominated the Hollywood tabloids from the 1930s through the 50s.

But Mr. Bautzer wasn’t just a Don Juan; he was also the most powerful attorney the entertainment industry has ever known, representing the richest man in the world — Howard Hughes.

“James Gladstone’s biography of the remarkable Bautzer is the first one to tell his story, and it’s filled with the kind of juicy inside information about everyone from Lana Turner and Joan Crawford to Ingrid Bergman and beyond that makes for a very lively, satisfying read,” said Robert Osborne, Hollywood historian and host of Turner Classic Movies.

A former Greenwich resident, Mr. Gladstone is the executive vice president of business and legal affairs at Lionsgate, a leading global entertainment company.

In addition to discussing his books, Mr. Gladstone will share his experiences in the motion picture business over the last 28 years working for the companies that released such pictures as Dirty Dancing, The Blair Witch Project, The Hunger Games, and the Mad Men television series.

He holds a BFA in film production from New York University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

[email protected] is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at each event through Diane’s Books. This series is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7.

For more information, contact Wayne Campbell at 203-622-7922 or visit

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