Oral history interview with Kenneth MacKenna, 1958

 

Name
MacKenna, Kenneth, 1899-1962 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Kenneth MacKenna, 1958
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Kenneth MacKenna, 1958
Abstract
Story and scenario editor at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1937; changing status and functions of Hollywood writers; effect of Screen Writers Guild, large agencies, tax laws, flat-deal salaries, Motion Picture Production Code and the Legion of Decency; transforming novels into screenplays: "Ben Hur"; "Some Came Running"; "From Here to Eternity"; "Tea and Sympathy"; "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Audio is comp rised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"
Collection Name
Popular arts project
Subjects
Screenwriters; Motion pictures; Motion pictures--Censorship; Motion picture authorship; MacKenna, Kenneth, 1899-1962; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1958
Physical Description
44 pages
Note (Biographical)
Story and scenario editor
Note
Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
14840477
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-fhv5-dg10
Related URLs
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