Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007

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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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creatorOf Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007. Bedside manor : a half-hour television series / pilot teleplay by Melville Shavelson ; created by Melville Shavelson. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Gennaro, Peter, 1919-2000. Peter Gennaro papers, 1954-1982. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007. Papers, 1957-1984. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Jacob, Patti. Jimmy : the life and good times of James J. Walker / book by Melville Shavelson ; music and lyrics by Patti and Bill Jacob. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007. His, hers and theirs, 1967 July 3 / written by Melville Shavelson and Mort Lachman. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007. The Easter dinner [The Pigeon who took Rome. Motion picture script by Melville Shavelson. San Francisco State University Library, J Paul Leonard Library
creatorOf Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007. The great Houdini (screenplay) / Melville Shavelson. Wichita Public Library
creatorOf Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007. Elke Sommer--Fred Gwynne in a half-hour television series / pilot teleplay by Melville Shavelson ; created by Melville Shavelson. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Arnold, Danny. Allan : a half-hour television series : pilot teleplay / by Danny Arnold and Melville Shavelson ; created by Danny Arnold. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Shavelson, Melville, 1917-2007. A shipment of tarts : screenplay, 1969 Feb. 19 / by Melville Shavelson and Mort Lachman. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Peter Gennaro papers, 1954-1982 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Jacob, Patti. Jimmy : the life and good times of James J. Walker: typescript: sixth revision, 1969 Oct. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Ford, J. mss., 1906-1976 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1895-1973 person
associatedWith Gennaro, Peter person
associatedWith Gennaro, Peter, 1919-2000. person
associatedWith Jacob, Patti. person
associatedWith Lachman, Mort. person
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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
Occupation
Screenwriters
Television producers and directors
Authors
Television writers
Motion picture producers and directors
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Birth 1917-04-01

Death 2007-08-08

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