Wood, Sam, 1883-1949

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Samuel Grosvenor Wood was born in Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 1883; started his motion picture career acting (1908) under the name Chad Applegate and in 1915 became an asst. director to Cecile B. De Mille; he directed a number of Gloria Swanson films at Paramount in the early 1920s and moved to MGM in the 1930s; he directed films such as The Marx Brother's A night at the opera, Goodbye Mr. Chips, For whom the bell tolls, and Pride of the Yankees; he was president of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals and testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947; he died Sept. 22, 1949.

From the description of Collection of production stills and personal photographs, ca. 1920-ca. 1930. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40177244

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creatorOf Wood, Sam, 1883-1949. Collection of production stills and personal photographs, ca. 1920-ca. 1930. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Moffat, David H. (David Halliday), 1839-1911. Dictation and related biographical material from David H. Moffat : Denver, 1885. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Swanson, Gloria. Papers. Series I. Correspondence, 1907-1983. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Moffat, David H. (David Halliday), 1839-1911. person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Thayer, John Eldon, 1899-1980 person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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Birth 1883-07-18

Death 1949-09-22

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