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Oral history interview with Arthur Hornblow, Jr., 1959

Creator: Hornblow, Arthur, 1893-1976
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 49 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 producer; interviewee d. 1976

Scope and Contents

Experiences in New York theater circle, 1920s: THEATRE MAGAZINE, production of "The Captive," 1927; work for Sam Goldwyn, 1927-36; Paramount Pictures, 1936-45, films including "Ruggles of Red Gap," and "High, Wide and Handsome"; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1945-55: "Gaslight," "The Asphalt Jungle," and others; independent producer 1955-59: "Oklahoma," "Witness for the Prosecution"; problems of writers in Hollywood; differences between producers and directors; role of Jews in motion picture business; social stratification in Hollywood; impressions of W.C. Fields, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope and others


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