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Oral history interview with Dore Schary, 1958

Creator: Schary, Dore
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 87 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

Motion picture writer and producer

Scope and Contents

Early life in New Jersey and New York; career in Hollywood from 1932: screenwriting, B picture production, head of production at Radio Keith Orphium, later at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; resignation from Metro, 1956; involvement in Screen Writer's Guild, political views and activities, Communists in Hollywood and the Un-American Affairs Committee; social and intellectual life in Hollywood; 3-D phenomenon; state of comedy; impact of the agent on motion pictures; impressions of various films and personalities


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