Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007

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Dates:
Birth 1917-04-01
Death 2007-08-08
Americans

Biographical notes:

Shavelson was a screenwriter and motion picture producer and director from 1944-1979. He wrote, produced or directed the motion pictures "Seven Little Foys" (1954), "Houseboat" (1957) and "Yours, Mine and Ours" (1967) among many others. He also wrote, directed and produced the 1979 television special "Ike," a dramatization of the World War II experiences of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Shavelson was active in the Writer's Guild of America, West and also authored the books "The Eleventh Commandment" (1977), "Ike" (1979), "The Great Houdinis" (1976), "Laulda" (1975), and "How to Make a Jewish Movie" (1970).

From the description of Papers, 1957-1984. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 31038978

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Subjects:

  • Motion pictures
  • Feature films
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Television specials
  • Television authorship
  • Motion pictures--Production and direction
  • Television scripts
  • Moving-picture scripts
  • Television--Production and direction
  • Motion picture plays

Occupations:

  • Screenwriters
  • Television producers and directors
  • Authors
  • Television writers
  • Motion picture producers and directors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)