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Reminiscences of Andrew Heiskell : oral history, 1987.

Creator: Heiskell, Andrew, 1915-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 824 leaves. Tape 31 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 of; Time, Inc.: involvement with memoirs, diversification into cable, forest products, film, real estate and computer ventures, acquisition of Washington Star, launching of People magazine; head of Urban America, 1967; involvement with Harvard University and Bennington College; chair 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.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1990. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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