Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-....

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Film director, producer, actor, critic and author.

Bogdanovich was a film critic for Esquire, The New York Times, and Cahiers du Cinema among others, and has written numerous books on American cinema, most notably The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, and This is Orson Welles. Bogdanovich directed his first feature film Targets, starring Boris Karloff, in 1968. His breakthrough film, however, was The Last Picture Show (1971) based on the Larry McMurtry novel. Several successful and critically acclaimed films followed, notably his documentary Directed by John Ford (1971) and the comedies, What's Up Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973).

From the description of Papers, 1885-1994. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 61432768

Bogdanovich was born in 1939 in Kingston, New York, the son of Serbian-Austrian Jewish immigrants who had fled Europe during the spread of Nazism. As a teenager he attended Stella Adler's Theatre Studio, going on to mount a successful Off-Broadway production of Clifford Odets' The Big Knife at the age of twenty. In 1964 Bogdanovich moved to California and turned his attention to filmmaking, starting as a second-unit director, location scout and editor for Roger Corman. Bogdanovich directed his first motion picture, the cult thriller Targets, starring Boris Karloff, in 1968.

His breakthrough film came three years later: The Last Picture Show (1971). Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry, the movie was a box-office hit and nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning two. A string of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films followed: the screwball farce What's Up Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal (1972); the Depression Era comedy- drama Paper Moon (1973), which won ten-year-old Tatum O’Neal an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; and the seminal documentary Directed by John Ford (original release in 1971, rereleased with new footage in 2006). Other films directed by Bogdanovich include Daisy Miller (1974), At Long Last Love (1975), Nickelodeon (1976), Saint Jack (1979), They All Laughed (1981), Mask (1985), Texasville (1990), Noises Off (1992), The Thing Called Love (1993), and The Cat’s Meow (2001). He is credited for writing or co-writing the screenplays for The Last Picture Show, its sequel Texasville, and many other movies.

Additionally, Bogdanovich has acted in several films and television series, most notably fifteen episodes of HBO's The Sopranos, and is a distinguished film scholar. His early-1960s monographs on Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and Howard Hawks were influential contributions toward the development of the auteur theory. He has written film criticism for Esquire, The New York Times, and Cahiers du Cinema, as well as numerous books on American film, including John Ford, The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock, and This is Orson Welles . He also wrote The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten (1960-1980) based on his relationship with the Playboy centerfold who was murdered by her estranged husband. Bogdanovich is the owner/founder of several production companies, including Saticoy Productions, Inc., Copa de Oro Productions and Moon Pictures.

From the guide to the Bogdanovich mss., 1885-1994, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. Orson Welles and Oja Kodar papers, 1910-1998 (bulk 1965-1985). University of Michigan
creatorOf McMurtry, Larry. The last picture show : photocopy of typescript, 1970 July 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Weinberg, Herman G. Papers, 1926-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf McMurtry, Larry. The last picture show : screenplay / by Larry McMurtry and Peter Bogdanovich ; from the novel by Larry McMurtry. Broken Bow Public Library
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Richter, W. D. Nickelodeon : filmscript, 1975 / an original photoplay by W.D. Richter and Peter Bogdanovich. Indiana University
creatorOf McMurtry, Larry. The last picture show : photocopy of typescript, 1970 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Nelson, Charles,. William Saroyan and family correspondence, 1942-1967. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-. They all laughed : filmscript, 1979 / a comedy by Peter Bogdanovich. Indiana University
creatorOf McMurtry, Larry. The streets of Laredo : photocopy of typescript, 1972 June 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Bogdanovich mss., 1885-1994 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-. Papers, 1885-1994. Indiana University
creatorOf McMurtry, Larry. The last picture show : combined continuity script. Texas State University-San Marcos, Albert B. Alkek Library
referencedIn William Wolf film & theater interview collection sound recordings, 1972-1988 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Richter, W. D. Nickelodeon : filmscript, 1975 / by W.D. Richter and Peter Bogdanovich. Indiana University
creatorOf Thurman, Tom. Ben Johnson film archive, 1908-1994 bulk 1992-1994. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Ford, J. mss., 1906-1976 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Odets mss., 1921-1963 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Eisenberg, Lee, 1946-. Records : of the 50th Anniversary issue of Esquire, 1976-1984 (bulk 1982-1983). University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Fritz Lang papers, circa 1909-1973, 1931-1973 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Sargent, Alvin. Paper moon : filmscript, 1972 / screenplay by Alvin Sargent ; based on the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown. Indiana University
creatorOf Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976. Fritz Lang papers, ca. 1909-1973. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf McMurtry, Larry. The last picture show : photocopy of typescript, 1970 Oct. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-. The last picture show : synopsis and promotional material, 1971. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Raphael, Frederic, 1931-. Daisy Miller : screenplay, 1973 July 2 / by Frederic Raphael and Peter Bogdanovich ; based on the story by Henry James. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf McMurtry, Larry. School song : mimeograph copy of typescript, 1970 June 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Henry, Buck. What's up, Doc? : screenplay, 1971 Aug. 1 / by Buck Henry ; from original story by David Newman, Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich. Ohio State University Libraries
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associatedWith Bogdanovich, Borislav, 1899-1970. person
associatedWith Bogdanovich, Herma. person
associatedWith Burden, Carter, person
associatedWith Dwan, Allan, 1885-1981. person
associatedWith Eisenberg, Lee, 1946- person
associatedWith Ford, John. person
associatedWith Ford, John, 1895-1973 person
associatedWith Henry, Buck. person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980. person
associatedWith Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976. person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith McMurtry, Larry. person
associatedWith Nelson, Charles, person
associatedWith Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963 person
associatedWith Raphael, Frederic, 1931- person
associatedWith Richter, W. D. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Sargent, Alvin. person
associatedWith Shepherd, Cybill, 1950- person
associatedWith Stratten, Dorothy, 1960-1980. person
associatedWith Thurman, Tom. person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Weinberg, Herman G. person
associatedWith Welles, Orson, 1915-1985. person
associatedWith Wolf, William person
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