Oral history interview with Joseph Pasternak, 1971

 

Name
Pasternak, Joe, 1901-1991 (Interviewee)
Higham, Charles (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Joseph Pasternak, 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Joseph Pasternak, 1971
Abstract
Arrival in United States, 1921; Universal Studios; return to Europe, 1928; various film related jobs; second migration to United States, 1936; discovery and success of Deanna Durbin; introduction of classical music to mass audience; move to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; work with Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Louis B. Mayer, others; relative simplicity as a hallmark; high production values on low budgets; consummate importance of screenwriters, producers; early color technology; destructive aspects of television; nostalgia for studio era; various stunts; Busby Berkley
Collection Name
Hollywood film industry project
Subjects
Motion picture producers and directors; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Motion picture music; Motion pictures--Color; Motion picture authorship; Pasternak, Joe, 1901-1991
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1971
Physical Description
66 pages
Note (Biographical)
Motion picture producer
Note
Interviewed by Charles Higham on July 12, 1971
Note (Provenance)
Time-Life Books, Inc., Gift 1983
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
14408009
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-9r7k-px59
Related URLs
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