Who Killed Hollywood? : In Who Killed Hollywood, Peter Bart places the blame for Hollywood's demise on "the merchandisers, the suits, the deal-makers, the stars, and their greed." If anyone should know, it's Peter Bart. The most inside of Hollywood insiders, Bart is the former head of Paramount Studios and current editor-chief of both Variety and Daily Variety and a columnist for GQ magazine. Here Bart pulls together his best columns from these magazines, groups them, juxtaposes them, interprets them, and weaves them together into a picture of the inner workings of Hollywood.