BOOKS: Bio Noir

A notorious Hollywood producer tells all (almost)

The movies, an agent once said during the 1970s, are "a business run by 10 idiots and Bob Evans." Back then Evans headed Paramount, and he could do no wrong: he was responsible for Love Story and The Godfather, among other hits, and later made Chinatown under his own production deal with the studio. During the '70s, Evans was married to Ali MacGraw, his third wife, and that's the decade he became friends with Jack Nicholson and hung out with Henry Kissinger. But the '80s weren't nearly as much fun. Evans was busted for possession of cocaine, and a vicious murder...