Reminiscences of Simon Michael Bessie : oral history, 1976.
|Creator: ||Bessie, Simon Michael.||Project: ||Individual interviews oral history collection. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript 307 leaves. Tape 5 reels. Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
New York childhood, Harvard; NEWARK STAR-EAGLE; research at RKO-Radio pictures; LOOK magazine; Director, news division, Office of War Information, Algiers and London, 1943-45; United States Information Service, Paris, 1945-46; Harper & Brothers, 1946-59: editorial and personal experiences with authors John Cheever, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Kinsey, Alice B. Toklas, Grandma Moses, Kenneth Tynan, others; teaching publishing courses, Columbia, 1950s, and New School; founding, operating Atheneum Books, 1959-75: books and authors, finance, policy; return to Harper & Row, 1975; impressions of New York publishing; visit to Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, 1976.
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