Oral history interview with Arthur Hornblow, Jr., 1959

 

Name
Hornblow, Arthur, Jr., 1893-1976 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Arthur Hornblow, Jr., 1959
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Arthur Hornblow, Jr., 1959
Abstract
Experiences in New York theater circle, 1920s: THEATRE MAGAZINE, production of "The Captive," 1927; work for Sam Goldwyn, 1927-36; Paramount Pictures, 1936-45, films including "Ruggles of Red Gap," and "High, Wide and Handsome"; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1945-55: "Gaslight," "The Asphalt Jungle," and others; independent producer 1955-59: "Oklahoma," "Witness for the Prosecution"; problems of writers i n Hollywood; differences between producers and directors; role of Jews in motion picture business; social stratification in Hollywood; impressions of W.C. Fields, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope and others. 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
Motion picture producers and directors; Theater--Production and direction; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Motion picture authorship; Hornblow, Arthur, Jr., 1893-1976; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
1959
Physical Description
49 pages
Note (Biographical)
Motion picture producer; interviewee d. 1976
Note
Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
14835386
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-c0s0-ag27
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.