Oral history interview with King Wallis Vidor, 1958

 

Name
Vidor, King, 1894-1982 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with King Wallis Vidor, 1958
Other Titles
Reminiscences of King Wallis Vidor, 1958
Abstract
Earliest experiences with motion pictures, experiments with makeshift equipment; Vitagraph; career as director at First National, Metro, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; description of making various films including "The Big Parade" and "Street Scene"; advent of sound; responsibility of the director; impressions of D.W. Griffith, John Gilbert, Lillian Gish. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the We stinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"
Collection Name
Popular arts project
Subjects
Motion picture producers and directors; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Motion picture actors and actresses; Silent films; Vidor, King, 1894-1982
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1958
Date
1958
Note (Biographical)
Moving-picture director
Note
Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
14841447
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-fg9b-cd32
Related URLs
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