Alfred A. Knopf publishers; 1949; Stated: "First and Second Printings Before Publication"; Book in very good condition, Dustcover in good condition (see pics).
The Dream Merchants is an American novel written by Harold Robbins and published in 1949. Set in the early 20th century, the book is a "rags-to-riches" story of a penniless young man who goes to Hollywood and builds a great film studio. A former Universal Studios employee, author Harold Robbins based the main character on Universal's founder, Carl Laemmle. With the Hollywood history in the backdrop, it is a love story. In 1980, the book was made into a two-part miniseries. It was directed by Vincent Sherman.