Author Aljean Harmetz's new book, Round Up the Usual Suspects, tells the inside story of the making of the film Casablanca. Harmetz is also the author of The Making of the Wizard of Oz. She was the Hollywood film correspondent for The New York Times for 12 years, and is now a contributing editor for Esquire.
Film writer Aljean Harmetz. She covers the movie industry for The New York Times, reporting on the business side of Hollywood. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of "The Wizard of Oz," Harmetz has just re-released her first book, The Making of the Wizard of Oz. In it, she details the behind-the-scenes intrigue that almost scuttled what it is probably the most popular movie ever made.