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Oral history interview with Delbert Mann, 1959

Creator: Mann, Delbert, 1920-2007
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 61 pages Sound recording: 1 reel Sound recording (Memoirs of the of the Movies excerpts): 2 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Director and producer

Scope and Contents

High School and college theater experiences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville; US Air Corps World War II; Yale Drama School 1945-47; stage manager summer theater, Wellesley College 1947-8; director Town Theater, Columbia, SC 1947-49; director National Broadcasting Company 1949-55: Philco playhouse and other programs; films including "Marty," 1955, "Separate Tables," 1958, and "Middle of the Night," 1959; association with Hecht, Hill and Lancaster from 1955; camera techniques, television and film: problems of outdoor and location shooting, differences from studio work; promotional work for movies, talk shows; jurisdictional dispute between East Coast directors and Screen Directors Guild 1959; reminiscences of Fred Coe, Paddy Chayevsky, Joe La Shelle, Kim Novak, others


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975

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