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Hollywood Before #MeToo

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: The #MeToo movement has made sexual harassment in the entertainment industry a daily topic.
Air Date: 2/12/18
Duration: 26:12
Guest Bio: Kathleen Sharp, Journalist, Author & Filmmaker
Kathleen-SharpKathleen Sharp is an award-winning journalist, the author of four books, and a film producer. She’s covered the West for the Boston Globe and the New York Times and has written for The Nation, Smithsonian, Playboy, Pacific Standard and others. Her Amazon top seller, Blood Medicine: Blowing The Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs (Dutton), was called the “most important non-fiction book of the past 20 years.” She’s developing it as a TV series with Seismic Productions.

Her biography of the political power couple, Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood, was just issued in paperback (Blackstone Audio). Kirkus hailed it as “lavish and extravagant” and Sharp turned her book into the film documentary, The Last Mogul (ThinkFilm), which the New York Times called, “elegantly classy.”

She’s won a dozen investigative reporting and writing awards, including a fellowship from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication.

She lives in Santa Barbara with her family.
  • Book Title: Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/BloodMedicine
  • Guest Twitter Account: @KSharpAuthor
Hollywood Before #MeToo
The #MeToo movement has made sexual harassment in the entertainment industry a daily topic.

But, sexual harassment has been part of the landscape for far longer than many of us realize.

Kathleen Sharp is an award-winning journalist and the author of the recently released Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire.

Kathleen provides a unique perspective on how men -- and women -- navigated a world where harassment and sexual politics were always the norm and discusses what the past can teach us about the future of Hollywood.
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