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Reminiscences of Andrew Heiskell, 1987

Creator: Heiskell, Andrew, 1915-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 824 pages Sound recording: 31 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Magazine executive

Scope and Contents

Childhood and education in France; LIFE magazine: history, management, coverage of World War II, church and state involvement, censorship, union relations, coverage of Vietnam war, entry into book market, decline; Time Inc.: involvement with memoirs, diversification into cable television, forest products, film, real estate and computer ventures, acquisition of Washington STAR, launch of PEOPLE magazine; head of Urban America, 1967; involvement with Harvard University and Bennington College; chairman of New York Public Library, 1978; chair of President's Committee on Arts and Humanities, 1981; Vivian Beaumont Theatre board member, 1984; reconstruction of Bryant Park; impressions of Henry Luce III, John Billings, Hedley Donovan, Roy Larsen, James Shepley


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990

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