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Oral history interview with Sidney Lumet, 1959

Creator: Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 54 pages Sound recording (Memoirs of the of the Movies excerpts): 2 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Actor, director

Scope and Contents

Child actor; "Dead End" and "My Heart's in the Highlands" 1930s; family background, Yiddish theatre; film director: "Twelve Angry Men," 1957, "Stage Struck," 1958; differences between motion pictures and theater; effects of rising costs of production and distribution; Hollywood star system and casting of movies

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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980

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