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Wyler, William

Michael Anderegg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film. 1829 words.

Wyler, William (01 July 1902–27 July 1981), American film director and producer, was born in Mülhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, the son of Leopold Wyler, haberdasher, and Melanie Auerbach....

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William Wyler

Gabriel Miller.

June 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Film. 520 pages.

This book provides the first comprehensive study of William Wyler's major films. Despite his status as the most decorated American film director in history (including 3 Oscars and a record...

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Wyler, William

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 212 words.

Born 1 July 1902; s of Leopold Wyler (Swiss) and Melanie Auerbach (German; Non-Aryan); m 1st, 1934, Margaret Sullavan (marr. diss., 1936), actress; 2nd, ...

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Wyler, William (1902–81)

in Dictionary Plus Media Studies

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 63 words.

Born in Alsace, Germany, now France. He began his career in the 1920s in Hollywood with silent westerns, going on

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Wyler, William (1902–81)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 55 words.

famous for his long, meticulously crafted, single takes. Wyler won three best director and best picture Academy Awards: Mrs Miniver

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<i>Best Years of Our Lives, The</i>

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 66 words.

An Oscar-winning film (1946) directed by William Wyler about three war veterans returning to civilian life in a

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“A Little Off-Center”

Allan R. Ellenberger.

in Miriam Hopkins

January 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 2880 words.

Hopkins tries unsuccessfully to find stage work, and she receives a call from William Wyler to appear in a supporting role in his next film, The Heiress, which she accepts. Academy Award...

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Samuel Goldwyn

Joseph McBride.

in Hawks on Hawks

November 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 946 words.

This chapter discusses Hawks’ work with producer Samuel Goldwyn. Hawks speaks about being replaced by William Wyler as director on Goldwyn’s film Come and Get It. He also comments on...

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Goldwyn

Allan R. Ellenberger.

in Miriam Hopkins

January 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 6680 words.

There are many disagreements with costar Edward G. Robinson on the set of Barbary Coast, her first picture for Sam Goldwyn. Hopkins makes These Three, the first of four films with the...

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Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

J.E. Smyth.

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema

October 2006; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 9579 words.

This chapter examines the historical films produced in Hollywood during the period from 1930 to 1939 which focused on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The most notable of...

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Battle of the Girls

Matthew Kennedy.

in Roadshow!

January 2014; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 7380 words.

The premiere of Warner Bros.’s Finian’s Rainbow opens chapter eleven. The lovely score was offset by a bizarre plot and sloppy production values. It performs fairly at the box office. Funny...

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A Sea of Mud

Nat Segaloff.

in Arthur Penn

January 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 4002 words.

It was often believed that a Seasoned Director—such as John Huston, William Wyler, Frank Capra, Fred Zinnemann or George Stevens—would pitch his project to a powerful yet young studio...

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. Liberty

McBride Joseph.

in Frank Capra

February 2011; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 14528 words.

This chapter focuses on Capra’s career after his leaving the army. Capra was hoping to pick up where he had left off in Hollywood when Pearl Harbor interrupted his career. Just as he was...

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The Politics and Mythology of Film Art: Polonsky’s Noir Era

Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner.

in A Very Dangerous Citizen

May 2001; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 17785 words.

Polosky's artistic success was possible because of a broader development in a key sector of American cinema. The superior quality of the films made by serious and political-minded artists...

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Producing Hollywood’s Cold War

John Sbardellati.

in J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies

April 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 16370 words.

This chapter details the relationship between the FBI and the Hollywood anti-Communist pressure group, the Motion Picture Alliance. Formed in early 1944, the MPA shared with the FBI the...

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During and After the War, 1942–48

Edited by Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley.

in The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

April 2006; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 17609 words.

This chapter chronicles the events in Aaron Copeland's life throughout World War II up until its aftermath. Copeland returned to Hollywood in 1943, after the success of his film scores for null...

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Sam Goldwyn

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

1882–1974)

Polish-born US film producer who became one of the legendary names of Hollywood.

Goldwyn was born in Warsaw and emigrated to the USA via England at the age of...

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“How Many Times Can You Come Back?”

Allan R. Ellenberger.

in Miriam Hopkins

January 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 7237 words.

Hopkins replaces Jo Van Fleet in the Broadway play, Look Homeward, Angel. Her costar, Andrew Prine, shares his experiences in the play. After it closes, she tours with it for several...

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The Musical That Ate Hollywood

Matthew Kennedy.

in Roadshow!

January 2014; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 7483 words.

This chapter begins with 20th Century-Fox’s decision to make a film version of the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. The studio was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, and needed a hit....

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