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Oral history interview with Samson Raphaelson, 1959

Creator: Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Author, playwright; interviewee d.1983

Scope and Contents

Lower East Side New York City and Chicago; stage and film versions of THE JAZZ SINGER; YOUNG LOVE; move to Hollywood, 1929; scriptwriter; life in Hollywood; major motion picture studios; relations with producers, agents, directors, actors; censorship; impressions of Al Jolson, George Jessel, Harry Cohn, Ernst Lubitsch, Myron Selznick, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, and others. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"


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