Oral history interview with George Seaton, 1958

 

Name
Seaton, George, 1911-1979 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with George Seaton, 1958
Other Titles
Reminiscences of George Seaton, 1958
Abstract
Experiences and impressions as junior writer for Irving Thalberg, 1933-1937; Metro Goldwyn Meyer in the 1930s; Marx Brothers' films; transition to directing; presidency of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including project to restore the Library of Congress paper print collection; creative and economic situation of the independent producer. Reflections on writing, directing, camera tech nique, block booking, censorship. Audio is comprised 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 picture producers and directors; Motion picture industry; Motion pictures--Censorship; Motion picture authorship; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Seaton, George, 1911-1979; Thalberg, Irving G., 1899-1936; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1958
Physical Description
46 pages
Note (Biographical)
Motion-picture writer and director
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
12915282
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-nwe9-s207
Related URLs
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