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Wolper, David L.

Works: 284 works in 496 publications in 5 languages and 17,545 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Author, Commentator, Editor, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about David L Wolper
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Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl( Visual )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 4,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
Roots by Alex Haley( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
L.A. confidential by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LA in the 50's: Notorious gangster Mickey Cohen has just been put away for tax evasion, and now a bunch of his heroin is missing. Outside wise guys would love to move in on Mickey's territory; Captain Dudley Smith of the LAPD has launched a special squad to deal with them. Violent, thuggish team member Bud White's partner is murdered during a robbery at The Nite Owl coffee shop. The responding officer is rising star Detective Lieutenant Ed Exley, whose investigation intersects with that of Detective Jack Vincennes. Their leads point to Pierce Patchett, a drug dealing pimp whose prostitutes are surgically altered to look like movie stars. Nothing is as it seems in the glittering city of Angels, which, despite its open streets and warm welcoming air, is a city constructed of secrets. As Hollywood scandal sheet editor Sid Hudgens says, some things in L.A. are always going to be "Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush."
The thorn birds by Colleen McCullough( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
I will fight no more forever( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Nez Percé War of 1877, during which Chief Joseph & the Nez Percé Indians fought General Oliver Otis Howard & the U.S. Army for 108 consecutive days before finally surrendering on Oct. 8, 1877
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
The Hellstrom chronicle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tongue-in-cheek look at the insect world, ultimately portraying the insect as an indomitable menace and potential threat to nature and the human race
Agatha Christie's Murder is easy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the train ride to Marylebone Station, American Luke Williams befriends elderly Lavinia Fullerton. She is en route to Scotland Yard to disclose the name of a murderer, and Luke soon finds himself caught up in a murder investigation
Roots the complete collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world knew Pablo Picasso's passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Francoise Gilot
Imagine, John Lennon by Andrew Solt( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Threaded with 36 tunes, this tape is the fascinating life story of a complex man. Narrated by Lennon himself, the material is taken from more than 240 hours of film and videotape, much of it never seen by the public
Harry S. Truman days of decision( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Elvis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis and the many people who knew Elvis best, including Presley's family members, his friends and employees and Colonel Tom Parker. All of this provides a revealing look at the life of one of the most captivating men of the twentieth century
Four days in November( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Put together from more than 8,000,000 feet of film, stills, snapshots and tapes, this film provides a brilliant story of the time surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy
The making of the president( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three television documentaries that provide an in-depth examination of the presidential campaigns of 1960, 1964, and 1968, based on the books by Theodore H. White, and showing archival footage, behind-the-scenes moments, backroom deals, and scenes from the convention floor that took place during the races between Kennedy and Nixon; Johnson and Goldwater; and Humphrey, Nixon and Wallace
Dwight D. Eisenhower( Visual )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses actual photographs and movies to depict events in the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, following his military career from his days at West Point until he became a five-star general, and describing his political career as President of the United States
The man with the dream : a pictorial tribute to the life and 50-year career of David L. Wolper by Dale Olson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot to kill Hitler by Lawrence Schiller( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 20, 1944. In the waning days of Nazi Germany, a group of senior army officers led by suave aristocrat Col. Claus von Stauffenberg risks all to save what's left of their war-torn nation. Their goal is to kill Adolf Hitler during a strategy meeting at his Wolfsschanze. The idea grew out of the Third Reich's Operation Valkyrie emergency plan. If successful, this might have changed the bloody outcome of World War II
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Alternative Names
David L. Wolper American television producer

David L. Wolper US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Wolper, David 1928-2010

Wolper, David Lloud 1928-2010

Wolper, David Lloyd.

Wolper, David Lloyd 1928-2010

RootsL.A. confidentialRoots, the next generationsThe plot to kill HitlerProducer a memoir