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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Wolper, David L.
Producer : a memoir / David L. Wolper, with David Fisher.
New York : Scribner, c2003
|Named Person:||David L Wolper; David L Wolper|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David L Wolper; David Fisher
|Notes:||"A Lisa Drew book."
|Description:||xvi, 368 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||David L. Wolper, with David Fisher.|
"Part salesman, part visionary, Wolper began his television career in 1949 by peddling films to the newly created TV stations across the country. He left the distribution business in 1958 when he produced his first award-winning television documentary, Race for Space, about the competing U.S. and Russian space programs. From that point on, Wolper's career skyrocketed. His company, Wolper Productions, has created thousands of hours of diverse programming, including the two highest-rated miniseries of all time, Roots and The Thorn Birds; such landmark spectacles as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; hit comedies like Welcome Back, Kotter, the classic movies L.A.
Confidential and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; film biographies of John Lennon and Elvis Presley; and acclaimed documentaries with Jacques Cousteau and the National Geographic Society." "Told in a conversational, comfortable voice, Producer is filled with funny and surprising anecdotes about such varied personalities as Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace and John Travolta, the Kennedys and Richard Nixon, and legends Orson Welles and Federico Fellini."--BOOK JACKET.