A new book by Washington, DC political media veteran Jason Killian Meath delves into the high profile, often rarely understood, relationship between Hollywood celebrities and our most powerful politicians. “Hollywood and Washington are singular American cities,” said Meath, “separated on opposite ends geographically but bound by a mutual fascination with one another.”
Meath has taken a lifetime spent in filmmaking and politics and put it inside a book that is a first of its kind: a photographic documentation of the intersecting lives of powerful political leaders and the world’s biggest celebrities. The book features over 200 photographs, some never before published, found deep within the nation’s archives. Famous American icons such as Jack Nicholson, John Wayne, Judy Garland and Angelina Jolie share the spotlight with the likes of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, among many others.
The book commemorates a long-standing, tenuous love affair between the worlds of Hollywood and Washington. Whether speaking out on the issues of the day or schmoozing in the Oval Office, celebrities and politicians share a common thread: both are ready for their close-up and their moment in history. Meath hopes this book “will stir fond memories of 11 Presidential administrations and some of America’s most beloved entertainers.”
Highlights of Hollywood on the Potomac:
• Over 200 photographs of America’s most famous celebrities with our most powerful politicians
• The entertainment community’s involvement in American politics from World War II to the election of the first African American President Barack Obama
• Insights from experts who worked in the White House, NBC, The Kennedy Center and with major Hollywood stars
• Compelling stories, political and social causes that bring the stars to Washington and, quite often, can make a difference in policy, politics and fundraising
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at 888.313.2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.