“Starflacker” Had a Front-Row Seat to Hollywood’s Golden Age

Dick Guttman is an endangered species — an old-school press agent who maintains good relations with his star clients and with the people who cover them, while being a straight shooter to both. He’s got a ton of experience, which is what makes Starflacker, his memoir about decades spent living and working in Hollywood, so much fun to read. Guttman has worked with more stars than there are in heaven, and he tells tales about them all: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, …