Selznick, David O., 1902-1965

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1902-05-10
Death 1965-06-22
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Selznick was an American film producer. Chapman was an American playwright, theatrical consultant, professor of English literature, and Director of the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University.

From the description of Letters to Robert Harris Chapman, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79662527

From the guide to the Letters to Robert Harris Chapman, 1956., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

The power companies of America commissioned this program in 1954 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Edison's invention of the lightbulb. It was broadcast on all four networks at the same time, a first in TV history. Ben Hecht was hired for $10,000 to edit the whole, which required a concept and a structure. Stories by John Steinbeck, Irwin Shaw, Arthur Gordon, Max Shulman and Robert Benchley were adapted, shaped, edited. Benchley's contribution was "How to raise a baby; " Shaw contributed "Girls in their summer dresses." The three remaining literary segments are "A kiss for the Lieutenant, " "Chance for adventure, " and George Gobel's monologue, which, on internal evidence, is thought to be the most likely (of the three possibilities) attributable to Steinbeck.

From the description of Light's diamond jubilee: telecast script, 1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866712

Selznick was an American film producer. Chapman was an American playwright, theatrical consultant, professor of English literature, and Director of the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University. William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist.

From the description of Papers : concerning the motion picture adaptation of Vanity fair, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83309117

From the guide to the David O. Selznick papers concerning the motion picture, Vanity fair, 1956., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Producer.

From the description of Reminiscences of David Oliver Selznick : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619695

Selznick was an American film producer. Tender is the night is a novel written by American author F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald.

From the description of Papers concerning the motion picture Tender is the night, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83300852

From the guide to the David O. Selznick papers concerning the motion picture, Tender is the night, 1956., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American film producer.

From the description of Studio archive, 1904-1980 (bulk 1936-1955). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617159

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  • Motion pictures--Archival resources
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  • Motion picture studios
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  • Motion picture producers and directors
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  • Motion pictures--Production and direction
  • Motion picture industry
  • Western films
  • Motion picture plays--20th century

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  • Motion picture producers and directors

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