American Classic Screen Interviews

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John C. Tibbetts, James M. Welsh
Scarecrow Press, Jul 23, 2010 - Performing Arts - 286 pages
First appearing in 1976, American Classic Screen was the publishing arm of The National Film Society. Intended for scholars and general readers interested in films from the golden age of cinema and beyond, the magazine ran for a decade and included original interviews, profiles, and articles that delved deep into the rich history of Hollywood. Contributors to the magazine included noted academics in the area of film studies, as well as independent scholars and authors eager to expand the world of cinema. Since the periodical's demise, however, many of the essays and articles have been difficult to find—at best—and in some cases, entirely unavailable.

In American Classic Screen Interviews, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable interviews conducted for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains rare conversations with some of the brightest stars of yesteryear, as well as gifted filmmakers, celebrated animators, and highly revered historians, including Fred Astaire, Kevin Brownlow, Frank Capra, Stanley Donen, Olivia DeHavilland, Irene Dunne, Joan Fontaine, Friz Freleng, Margaret Hamilton, Winton C. Hoch, Henry King, Mervyn Le Roy, Fred MacMurray, Glen MacWilliams, Rouben Mamoulian, Clarence "Ducky" Nash, Paul Newman, Hermes Pan, Robert Preston, and Jane Withers. This compendium of interviews recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.
 

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Contents

Fred Astaire
3
Joan Bennett
10
Buster Crabbe
16
Perfect Manners
25
An Visit with Irene Dunne
31
Joan Fontaine
37
Margaret Hamilton
45
The MacMurrays at Home
56
Rouben Mamoulian
131
BEHIND THE CAMERA THE CRAFTSMEN
145
Bernard Brown
147
I Never Saw a Mountain I Wouldnt Climb
159
Winton Hoch
167
In Step with Hermes Pan
175
Glen MacWilliams
182
ANIMATION
195

Mike Mazurki
64
TwentyFive Years with the Golden Boy Paul Newman
68
Robert Preston Talks about Typecasting Cecil B DeMille and VictorVictoria
73
Esther Ralston
79
Americas Boyfriend
89
That Beautiful Brat
97
BEHIND THE CAMERA THE DIRECTORS
105
Frank Capra
107
Stanley Donen
112
Hollywood Royalty
116
Mervyn LeRoy
125
From Kansas City to Hollywood
197
Ollie Johnston on Classic Disney Animation
209
Lord Love a Duck
218
FILM HISTORIANS
223
An Interview with Kevin Brownlow
225
Adventures in Film History with William K Everson
232
Index
241
About the Editors
259
About the Contributors
261
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About the author (2010)

John C. Tibbetts is Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas. He is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (2005) and author of Composers in the Movies (2005).

James M. Welsh is the cofounder of the journal Literature/Film Quarterly, coeditor of The Literature/Film Reader (2007) and coauthor of The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia (2010), both published by Scarecrow Press.

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