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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. :Transcript: 123 pages Sound recording: 1 reel Sound recording (Memoirs of the of the Movies excerpts): 1 reel
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

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