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Oral history interview with Elliott Nugent, 1958

Creator: Nugent, Elliott, 1896-1980
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 85 pages sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Producer, director, actor, writer

Scope and Contents

Family background, early life, father and vaudeville; beginning of theatrical career, 1920s; theater life during Prohibition; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and motion picture career: transition to sound; social, intellectual and political life in Hollywood; discussion of outstanding films; impressions of Eva Tanguay, Harold Lloyd, Charles Chaplin, Delmar Daves, Jimmie Flood, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, many others; reflections on comedy. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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