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Oral history interview with Elliott Nugent, 1958

Creator: Nugent, Elliott, 1896-1980
Project: Popular arts project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 85 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

Producer, director, actor, writer

Scope and Contents

Family background, early life, father and vaudeville; beginning of theatrical career, 1920s; theater life during Prohibition; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and motion picture career: transition to sound; social, intellectual and political life in Hollywood; discussion of outstanding films; impressions of Eva Tanguay, Harold Lloyd, Charles Chaplin, Delmar Daves, Jimmie Flood, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, many others; reflections on comedy

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

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