Books: Valley of the Dolls Salad

THE STUDIO by John Gregory Dunne. 255 pages. Farrar, Sfraus & Giroux. $5.95.

Darryl F. Zanuck seized control of 20th Century-Fox in 1962 after a lot of nasty infighting; in five years he and his son Richard turned a single-year loss of $39.8 million into a single-year profit of $12.5 million. Success, naturally, bred envy. And envy gave rise to tales of dirty dealing, venality and grossness. Two years ago, the company gave the run of the lot to a freelance writer, John Gregory Dunne. Dunne could attend any meeting, drop in on any...

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