Reminiscences of Simon Michael Bessie, 1976

 

Name
Bessie, Simon Michael (Interviewee)
Sheaffer, Louis (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of Simon Michael Bessie, 1976
Abstract
New York childhood, Harvard; NEWARK STAR-EAGLE; research at RKO-Radio pictures; LOOK magazine; Director, news division, Office of War Information, Algiers and London, 1943-45; United States Information Service, Paris, 1945-46; Harper & Brothers, 1946-59: editorial and personal experiences with authors John Cheever, Tallulah Bankhead, Alfred Kinsey, Alice B. Toklas, Grandma Moses, Kenneth Tynan, oth ers; teaching publishing courses, Columbia, 1950s, and New School; founding, operating Atheneum Books, 1959-75: books and authors, finance, policy; return to Harper & Row, 1975; impressions of New York publishing; visit to Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, 1976
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Publishers and publishing; Book industries and trade; Authors and publishers; Bessie, Simon Michael; Sadat, Anwar, 1918-1981; United States Information Service; Harper & Row, Publishers; United States. Office of War Information
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1976
Physical Description
307 pages
Note (Biographical)
Publisher
Note
Interviewed by Louis Sheaffer
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
15320729
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-8hav-yh59
Related URLs
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