Doubleday, New York
The story of a politically divided family in Hollywood in the 1950s, based on true accounts of the American Blacklist.
Three brothers, Sheldon, Mel and David Diamond, are part of a famous Hollywood family. Sheldon is a movie executive whose rigid, moralistic stance leaves no room for compromise. Mel is a reckless, fast-living industry lawyer with a penchant for starlets and pleasure before business. David, the youngest, is a passionately committed writer whose idealism makes him vulnerable. Under the weight of economic pressures, McCarthyism, and personal vendettas, the family faces a desperate struggle for survival. Written by a true Hollywood insider, Equal to Princes is a sizzling novel that exposes the all-too-human reality behind the fantasy known as the international film factory. From Tinsel Town to the Australian outback, it offers a sumptuous generational saga of passion, people and power in a world both golden and tarnished. Gregory captures the human consequences of this tumultuous period in the entertainment industry, the fall of the studio system, the rise of powerful Hollywood agents as the Diamond brothers fight to maintain control over their destinies.