Otto Friedrich (1929-1995) was a journalist and cultural historian. An editor at the New York Daily News and an essayist for Time magazine, he was the author of nine books, including Before the Deluge: Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s.
"A 'City of Nets' is what Mr. Friedrich calls Hollywood in the title of his new social history... Mr. Friedrich's intelligent prose makes for fascinating reading." -- New York Times Book Review "What happened in these 10 years is as rich and colorful a story as can be imagined and Friedrich has more than done it justice ... in a narrative that is often funny and remarkably even-handed--a must for movie buffs and a rewarding read for everyone else." -- Publishers Weekly