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Schmucks with Underwoods : conversations with Hollywood's classic screenwriters

Author: Max Wilk
Publisher: New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books ; Milwaukee, WI : Sales & distribution, North America, Hal Leonard Corp., ©2004.
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"Here are face-to-face interviews with some of the historic giants of the industry, spanning the silent era to the 1970s, including Billy Wilder, Sidney Buchman (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), Donald Ogden Stewart (The Philadelphia Story), Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich (It's a Wonderful Life), Evan Hunter (The Birds), John Collier, Edmund Hartmann, Preston Sturges, and many more."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Wilk
ISBN: 155783508X 9781557835086
OCLC Number: 52721042
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Overview: writers in Hollywood --
S.N. Berhman on Hollywood in the '30s --
Hark! here comes the brave title writer! --
John Cromwell at Paramount in 1930 --
Sidney Buchman: Harry Cohn's fair-haired boy --
Nunnally Johnson: "The Compleat Dialogue Writer" --
Hail Caesar! Arthur Caesar in the 1930s --
Walter Wanger on Gene Towne and Graham Baker --
NY to LA, to NY, to LA: a conversation with Edward Chodorov --
Raymond Chandler on directors --
Writers and Darryl Zanuck --
Glimpses of Ben Hecht --
Nunnally Johnson on respect for writers --
Here come the British: R.C. Sherriff and Benn W. Levy --
Anita Loos on Aldous Huxley --
Thank you, Hepburn and Bogart: John Collier --
On Evelyn Waugh --
John Huston and Allen Rivkin: "The Maltese Falcon" --
Refugees in residence: Billy Wilder --
Joe and Herman Mankiewicz --
The late Mr. Harry Kurnitz --
Garson Kanin: a Harry Cohn story --
Oh Preston, where art thou?: Preston Sturges --
Samuel Hoffenstein: "Notebook of a Schnook" --
The blacklist: Donald Ogden Stewart in exile --
Bertold Brecht departs --
Howard Koch and Ayn Rand --
Married ... with talent: Albert and Frances Hackett --
Dorothy Parker in a serious mode --
Waves of laughter: Edmund Hartmann --
Sol Lesser on Thornton Wilder --
Freundschaft: a memoir of Ernst Lubitsch --
The Epsteins and "Casablanca" --
Faulkner at MGM --
Faulkner and the pyramids: Harold Jack Bloom --
Sidney Lumet on Paddy Chayefsky --
The colonel fades out: Jack Warner --
Double feature: Evan Hunter and Ed McBain --
Larry Gelbart on "The notorious landlady" --
Coda: Michael Tolkin from "The player."
Responsibility: Max Wilk.
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"Here are face-to-face interviews with some of the historic giants of the industry, spanning the silent era to the 1970s, including Billy Wilder, Sidney Buchman (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), Donald Ogden Stewart (The Philadelphia Story), Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich (It's a Wonderful Life), Evan Hunter (The Birds), John Collier, Edmund Hartmann, Preston Sturges, and many more."--Jacket.

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