Fred Weintraub is the Hollywood legend you've never heard of. This visionary showman founded the landmark club The Bitter End in Greenwich Village; started the careers of Bill Cosby, Joan Rivers, Woody Allen and Neil Diamond; championed the making of the Woodstock film (saving Warner Bros. Pictures in the process); discovered the martial arts sensation Bruce Lee and produced the classic film Enter the Dragon, along with forty other motion pictures with such stars as Steve McQueen, George C. Scott, Robert Duvall, Kirsten Dunst and dozens of others. In his insightful, funny, bawdy memoir, Weintraub bangs heads with foreign dictators; mobsters; movie executives; difficult stars; and red-baiting producers -- and bangs headboards with a lusty succession of Sexual Revolutionary women on his fifty-year journey through the entertainment business. It's a trip you won't want to miss.


"I wept, laughed, and felt privileged to hear the voice of this lasting legend in his own time -- an engaging, riveting book ... You won't be able to put it down!"

Judy Collins, Singer, Author, Activist

"Fred Weintraub has had a profound but under-recognized influence on American popular entertainment. His entertaining memoir shows him to be more than just a cultural pathfinder -- he is also a teller of truth. His stories ... are told with insight, context, color, passion and words that always deliver the unvarnished truth. As the author of The Legend of Bruce Lee, I know a good deal about the first Asian movie super star but in Fred's book I gained a deeper understanding of Lee's life, career, death and legacy. I have long known Weintraub as a consummate showman and now also see that he is a great storyteller."

Alex Ben Block, Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

"After devouring his witty, provocative, fast-reading memoir, the only mystery to me is why Fred Weintraub isn't already a household name."

Nevada Barr, Award winning author of the Anna Pigeon Mystery series

"If you want to learn what to do and what not to do in Showbiz then this is the book for you. I loved it. It is fun, truthful and quite surprising."

Gil Cates, Producer/Director, Academy Awards

"Fred Weintraub's influence on the entertainment world has been extraordinary. From the Bitter End to Woodstock to Warner Brothers Studio, his support of and belief in many of the great talents of his time stands second to none."

David V. Picker, producer, former President of United Artists, COO of Columbia, President of Hallmark Films

"One of the most entertaining and interesting books of the famous in show biz, and their worlds of movies, television, and music, told with great verve and style by no one more fascinating than the author himself."

Al Ruddy, producer of The Godfather and The Longest Yard

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David Fields, Fred Weintraub

Fred and co-author David Fields at Barnes & Noble, Santa Monica inaugural book-signing, January 15, 2012.

Ricard Lewis asks Fred The Longest Question in the World

David, Judy Collins, Tom Chapin, Fred, David Amram at The Bitter End, April 4, 2012.

David and Robert Klein at The Bitter End, April 4, 2012.