"This fascinating book seems like a work of fiction, a mystery, a whodunit, but it is indeed a work of nonfiction, beautifully told. Stranger than fiction."
—from the foreword by Scott Ross, former senior vice president, Lucasfilm; founder, Digital Domain
"A must-read for anyone crazy enough to actually want work in film or TV."
—Koji Steven Sakai, screenwriter/producer
"Like Alice in Wonderland, Linda Thurman fell into the alternate reality world known as Hollywood with all its Mad Hatter executives, Humpty Dumpty creatives, and Cheshire Cat politicians."
—Brian Seth Hurst, chief storyteller, executive producer, StoryTech® Immersive
"A thrilling tale of perseverance and determination in spite of Louisiana’s political corruption."
—Lawrence Leritz, Broadway producer
"Nothing short of riveting. It’s a binge-reader’s gold mine."
—Susan Poole, author/ researcher, Louisiana Film History, Hollywood on the Bayou, America’s First Movie Theater: Louisiana’s Vitascope Hall
"Linda Thurman’s Hollywood South is a front-row seat to the many twisted tales of movies and moviemaking in New Orleans. Read it with gumbo!"
—Raymond P. Fisk, Texas State University
"There are important lessons to be learned within these pages."
—Catherine Clinch, television writer on Hunter, Jake and the Fatman, Knight Rider, The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Foul Play, True Confessions, and Transformers: Rescue Bots