Glazer, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Floyer), 1887-1956

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Dates:
Birth 1887-05-07
Death 1956-03-18
Americans

Biographical notes:

Glazer was born on May 7, 1887 in Belfast, Ireland; he became an attorney, and then a journalist with the Philadelphia press; wrote several plays and stage adoptions; in the early 1920s, he began writing screenplays for silent films, which he occasionally produced or directed as well; in the late 1920s, he served as head of production at Pathé; he continued with sound productions, and in the 1930s worked mainly for Paramount, chiefly as a producer; screenplays include The merry widow (1925), The dance of life (1929), A farewell to arms (1933), and Tortilla Flat (1942); he died in 1958.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1930-1950. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39028439

Biography

Glazer was born on May 7, 1887 in Belfast, Ireland; he became an attorney, and then a journalist with the Philadelphia Press ; wrote several plays and stage adoptions; in the early 1920s, he began writing screenplays for silent films, which he occasionally produced or directed as well; in the late 1920s, he served as head of production at Pathé he continued with sound productions, and in the 1930s worked mainly for Paramount, chiefly as a producer; screenplays include The Merry Widow (1925), The Dance of Life (1929), A Farewell to Arms (1933), and Tortilla Flat (1942); he died in 1958.

From the guide to the Benjamin F. Glazer Papers, ca. 1930-1950, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Screenwriters--Archival resources
  • Motion picture producers and directors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources

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  • California--Los Angeles (as recorded)