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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. A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Harold Robbins (originally Harold Rubin) (May 21, 1916–October 14, 1997) was an American author. ... See also: 1948 in literature, other events of 1949, 1950 in literature, list of years in literature. ... ... A movie studio is a location, room, building, or group of buildings and/or sound stages, offices and storage facilities, which may include a backlot, where movies are made. ... Universal Studios logo This article is about the Universal Studios movie studio and Universal Hollywood theme park. ... Carl Laemmle ( January 17, 1867, Laupheim, Württemberg, Germany – September 24, 1939, Beverly Hills, California) was a pioneer in American film making and a founder of one of the original major Hollywood movie studios. ...

In 1980, the book was made into a two-part, two hundred minute television miniseries with an all-star cast. The miniseries was directed by Vincent Sherman. See also: 1979 in television, other events of 1980, 1981 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1980-81 American network television schedule. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ...

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